Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.

 ~ Helen Dyer


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Tau Zero Foundation!  So that we can figure out a good match between what we need and what you can do, please answer the following questions.



  • Fundraising
  • Accounting (If you live near Cleveland OH, USA)
  • Administrative Tasks (If you live near Cleveland OH, USA)
  • Fact-Checking
  • Distillations (Writing impartial summaries of the points & counter-points behind critical debates)
    • Should signals be sent from Earth in the hopes of contacting ET?
    • Ethics of colonizing other worlds
    • Next-step options or priorities
    • Any of the hot discussions resulting from posts on Centauri Dreams
  • Recommend relevant and high-quality books, reports, & websites (nonfiction & fiction).
  • Recommend PIONEERS and SCOUTS in these underrepresented topics [Definitions: PIONEERS pursue goals more ambitious than their peers, and produce trustworthy progress toward those goals. SCOUTS seek out and find relevant, pioneering work]:
    • Sociology, Anthropology, & Politics :
    • The effect on society of pursuing interstellar flight.
    • The effect on society of achieving interstellar flight.
    • How society affects the pursuit of interstellar flight
    • Transhumanism: the merging of human and machine abilities that might make humans better able to endure interstellar flight.
    • Colony ship requirements and design.
    • Closed-loop life support technology
    • Communication technology suitable for interstellar distances.
    • Astronomy: particularly the search for other Earth-like worlds
  • Project assistance (Information technology, engineering, science, writing, artwork, etc.)
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Again, thank you for your offer of help to make a positive difference toward the ambitious goals of Tau Zero. It may take a while before we can process your information.