Distributed Internet by the People

Mass Mesh is a high-tech social club building community-owned mesh networks throughout Boston.*

* Not living in Massachusetts? Find your nearest community-owned network on Join The Mesh (dot) Net.

Open Volunteer Positions

Mass Mesh is a commons-oriented technology project building wireless community-owned networks to empower our neighbors and embody our values of equity, privacy, net neutrality, and local autonomy. Read more about us on our about page.


If you're interested in helping out, we are actively seeking volunteers willing to help us in any of the roles listed below. If you would like to contribute but don't see a role listed below that interests you, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you!


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Installer

Get out in the field (virtually for now) and build the mesh!

  1. Prepare routers to be shipped to people's homes in a working state
  2. Maintain routers remotely over the mesh
  3. Become a "power user" of our routers... Make feature requests, bug reports, even contribute code
  4. Help Educators train new Installers
  5. Help define our installation best practices and influence the direction of our tech development

Volunteer coordinators are our micellium

Volunteer Coordinator

Connect all the commoners!

  1. Connect interested volunteers with Educators and meetups that help them get more involved
  2. Support new volunteers as they step into their chosen roles within the organization
  3. Help define our on-boarding strategy and play an instrumental role in fostering a healthy internal culture of cooperation

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Software Developer

Hack on Yggdrasil and OpenWrt with us!

  1. Add new features and fix bugs in our routers
  2. Assist in installations and troubleshooting on site and/or remotely over the mesh
  3. Help define our development best practices and influence the direction of our tech development
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Educator

Train the next generation of hackers.

  1. Use/develop technical curriculum (i.e. participatory labs) to train new volunteer Installers
  2. Train up others to become Educators themselves
  3. Help define our education strategy and play an instrumental role in fostering a healthy internal culture of cooperation

Project managers focus us when necessary

Project Manager

Help us all stay focused.

  1. Build roadmaps for deploying neighborhood networks, and for our various technical assets
  2. Work collaboratively on an open-source project where all efforts are contributed freely
  3. Weigh the needs of our several teams in a way that invites participation in decision-making by fellow volunteers
  4. Train others to become Project Managers themselves
  5. Help define our development best practices and influence the direction of our tech development