Last updated September 18, 2016.

It’s really the Drupal community and not so much the software that makes the Drupal project what it is. So fostering the Drupal community is actually more important than just managing the code base.

- Dries Buytaert

As an open source project, we don’t have employees to provide Drupal improvements and support. We depend on our diverse community of passionate volunteers to move the project forward by working on not just web development and user support but also many other contributions and interests (such as marketing, organising user groups and camps, speaking at events, maintaining documentation and helping to review issues).

Ready to get involved?

It takes only a small time commitment to make changes.

If you're ready:

  1. Get an account on Drupal.org
  2. Enable the Contributor Links block on your new account's Dashboard (Your Dashboard > Add a block > Contributor links). This gives some handy prompts to inspire you into action.
  3. Read the overview of ways to get involved.
  4. Pick from the list of contributor tasks and start making the world a better place.

See Where is the Drupal Community? to discover where the Drupal community hangs out. There are also language-specific sites about Drupal. You can get the big picture by viewing the graphical overview of the Drupal community.

If you want to take a look at specific tasks that people in the Drupal community are working on, visit the Community Initiatives page, which acts as a clearinghouse for some high profile issues.