Non-project related Community Team issues and wiki

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, support, getting relay operators what they need, and community governance.


Our synchronous medium of communication is IRC #tor-project on IRC/OFTC. If you've never been on IRC before, ​here are some instructions to get started.

Once you get connected and create a nickname, you can join the channel #tor-project. And here's some info on ​IRC conventions and etiquette.

The Community team meets every Monday at 14 UTC (other timezones) in the #tor-meeting IRC channel.

Our asynchronous medium of communication is the ​mailing list. This list is public in the sense that anyone can subscribe, send emails and read archives. Feel free to subscribe and just listen if you want, and feel free to post if you want to say something that you think is on topic.


You're on the community team if you're working on any community team projects!

Priorities 2022

  • assist network health team to maintain a healthy relay operators community
  • assist anti-censorship team on connecting with censored users to improve censorship circumvention
  • improve user support tools and documentation
  • lead trainings with communities in latinoamerica and east africa
  • look for spikes in tor usage and document process and resources available for it.



  • Prepare outreach material in localized languages to target countries.
  • Work on torproject.org usabilty issues based on user feedback: only on download page.
  • Tor Localization Hackathon with community members. It was replaced with monthly hangouts
  • Update documentation for Tor Browser connection assist with the release is out. It is ready on alpha. It will be out in Q3.
  • Grow relationships between partners and build community in Latin America and East Africa.
  • Update user support documentation.
  • Keep torproject.org webpage up to date.
  • Start preparing next regional meetup.


  • 3.4 Learn target users needs, provide digital security training on circumvention tools, and carry in-person user research to document pain points. (Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador with partner organizations there)
    • Training Ecuador - Q3
    • Brasil by Tails - Q3


  • In Q3, Q4: O4.4: Build region-specific outreach, distribution, and user support. <-- Onionshare, Tor Browser with connect assist.

  • Onionshare on target countries.

  • In Q3: O4.5: Assist UX TEAM on connecting with users in target countries on "Conduct end-user feedback collection and usability research".

  • O1.2.1: Run a public campaign to encourage Internet users to install the Snowflake extension <--- in Q3: small changes on messaging around snowflake extension versus using snowflake for circumvention (not UX work).

  • Through the year O1.4.1 Increase the number of dynamic bridges run by nonprofit partners.

  • Through the year assist anti-censorship team on O1.4.3: Monitor bridge health. (scope a tool for monitoring bridges for bridge operators for when the bridges are blocked)

  • O4.1: Localize all UI modified in this project. (documentation + tools)


  • O2.2: Create VPN safety and app safety design criteria, informed by O1.2.


  • Coordinate landing pages deployment, trainings and the onion services administration.


  • DDP project: user support for russian users.
  • Help run monthly relay operators meetups.
  • Terms of Reference for SIDA project.
  • Improve training materials.

Previous Priorities and Roadmaps

Sponsor Projects


  • Community Portal
  • Global South Initiative
  • User Support
  • User Documentation
  • Network health + Relay Advocacy
  • Tor Training

Archive: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/CommunityTeam