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Community Team

Welcome to the Community Team page!

The Community Team is for helping people who help Tor, and growing and sustaining the Tor community. We work on things like outreach, advocacy, teaching, user support, getting relay operators what they need, and community governance.

Community Team Projects


Our synchronous medium of communication is ( on IRC/Matrix/OFTC. If you've never been on IRC/Matrix before, ​here are some instructions to get started. The Tor Project Community Team meets every Monday at 14 UTC (other timezones) in BBB.

Our asynchronous medium of communication is the Tor Forum. Feel free to register and to post if you want to say something that you think is on topic.

How to get involved

Sponsored Projects (2024)

Priorities 2024

  • Assist Network Health Team to maintain a healthy relay operators community
  • Improve the Tor Community Policies and governance
  • Improve Community Team internal policies
  • Assist Anti-censorship Team on connecting with censored users to improve censorship circumvention
  • Help users in high censored regions
  • Improve user support tools and documentation
  • Lead trainings with communities in the Global South: Latin America, East Africa, and MENA
  • Look for spikes in Tor Metrics usage
  • Improve localization tooling
  • Spreading onions: spread onion sites around the world, build devops tools for onion operators and onion services health monitoring.
  • 2024 Elections monitoring, training, and user support

Roadmap (Q1-Q2 2024)


  • Virtual meetups with Tor digital security trainings, journalists and human rights defenders in the Global South.
  • Privacy Resilience Grants cycle (East Africa and MENA)
  • User Support: Assist and help Tor users
  • Update and maintain Tor user documentation:
    • Support portal
    • TB-Manual
    • Translators documentation
  • Localization:
    • Improve and maintain the localization infrastructure.
    • Cultivate a community of translators and reviewers
    • Keep resources up to date on target languages


  • Increase the number of bridges
  • Assist anti-censorship team on monitoring bridge health in the target region.
  • Localize all UI modified in this project.
  • Build region-specific outreach, distribution, and user support.


  • O2.2: Evaluate promising solutions for relay operator code of conducts, policies, agreements and methods for enforcement.
  • O2.3: Develop and implement solutions for operator codes of conduct, policies, agreements, and methods for enforcement.
  • O2.4: Document relay community governance processes.


  • Train journalists and editorial staff on use of Tor and Onion Services
  • Build and improve tools for developers
  • Improve documentation around Onion Services
  • Deploy new services

Previous Priorities and Roadmaps

Previous projects