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Firestorm Team Recruitment!

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UPDATE: Overwhelmed!

Thank you all for the interest and SO MANY applications! We’re going to begin processing these and will be in touch with applicants we feel may be best suited for the team based on your experience and background. If you do not hear from us please know that we’re holding onto your application and may contact you at a later time. Thanks so much folks!


If you believe, foremost, in acting unselfishly for others’ welfare and benefit, then the Firestorm Community Gateway wants you! Altruism is the core of what drives us, and we strive to recruit individuals who share the same values. If you are altruistic and can devote a minimum of two hours per week helping new residents discover Second Life, we want you on the team!

Firestorm Community Gateway seeks you!

Since becoming part of the testing phase of the SL Community Gateway Program, we’ve been averaging between 200 and 300 new residents per day through our regions, and over the past year we’ve greeted over 14,000 new members and been a part of their first experiences of Second Life as helpers, teachers, cheerleaders and friends.

We would not have passed up this experience for anything. Our approach is to provide as many rich experiences as we can to help residents find what excites them in SL and then direct them toward other places where they can find it.

What New Residents Can Find Here

Along the way, we’ve gained some other partners who’ve contributed greatly to the Gateway: MadPea Games provided our successful Ghost Town Hunt, a special feature loved by both new and older residents; the Crowley Corp Golf five-hole golf course helps new residents develop hand and eye skills; and our scifi-based roleplay area, with a continuing schedule of events, is dedicated to showing new residents the diversity that can be found in Second Life.

Our seven Gateway regions, including our orientation island, provide different activities to show new members the types of activities they can find in SL. These include

  • an airport with flyable aircraft and sky diving;
  • a mystical enchanted forest;
  • a marina with drivable boats and jet skis;
  • a post-apocalyptic city and the MadPea ghost hunt;
  • a sandbox to open boxes and learn building;
  • a classroom;
  • an amphitheater/dance area for events;
  • an underwater world to explore;
  • a scifi area with space station and starship;
  • and a social area with the Free Stuff Store.

Where You Fit In

Our most valuable tool at our Gateway is the dedicated team of helpers who volunteer their time daily to assist new members. From a new resident’s first step onto the bridge spanning the spawn area and the Social Club, they will find our helpers ready to offer knowledge, support and enthusiasm for Second Life.

Now that the test phase is over, we are looking for more knowledgeable, helpful, friendly people to spend time helping new residents and making their first days of virtual life pleasant and not too complicated or confusing. You can use voice or text as you teach new residents skills, from the basics of changing clothes to finding their way around, and provide information, support and guidance in a safe and friendly environment. You’re not required to have technical knowledge of the Firestorm or Linden Lab viewers, but basic functionality is necessary.

If you love to help people, are enthusiastic about all that Second Life can offer and would like to join the team, please send a note detailing any experience you’ve had working with new residents. The one question we ask you start with on this virtual resume is, Why do you want to be a helper?

Send your notecard with an attached calling card or your avatar name to Amalia Broome

  • Hello,

    i have been in SL almost 10 years & i use help newbies all the time, i would have a folder with transfer clothes and skins and send it to them. I would love to help more if you would have me

    Tinka Criss

    October 13, 2017

  • I have been in sl for almost 7 years…I can help newbies..i would love to work for you and to help out as much as I can…I have been using firestorm for years and prefer firestorm..

    alicat0821 resident

    October 14, 2017

  • i wquld love to help, speak English and Italian correctly…so i can even help with the translating…if needed, ive been on SL almost nine years and always help when people are in need…always tried not to buy…but gotten along with the nice groups and freebies, which is a great thing for people that dont want to spend rl money…i would love to be part of the team. Thank you
    Landy Sciavo

    Landy Sciavo

    October 14, 2017

  • Send your SL resume via notecard to me to apply. You will not get a note that we’ve received it. All applications are being processed as they come in. We’ll hold one or more seminars (as needed) to detail the policies and procedures. Then we’ll do individual interviews. Please be patient. Thank you! Amalia Broome

    Amalia Broome

    October 14, 2017

  • I would be interested in helping newbies to find their feet in SL. I sometimes go to places where they hang out to offer help to any that need it.

    SkyBlue Earthboy

    October 15, 2017

  • I sent Alamia my resume today. I have been in SL for 11.5 years. I am a former SL mentor and teacher. (back when they had teachers for new residents) I have worked with TUI and White Tiger Mentors as a greeter. I would love to help others as a greeter.

    Thank you,

    Scarlet Vavoom

    Scarlet Vavoom

    October 15, 2017

  • In SL 11 years – also a former SL Mentor and assisted with classes for new people (back when they had SL Mentors) and like all of us, did my time as a greeter but was classified as a “rogue mentor” – that sounds like a mentor gone bad, but just meant that I could do my mentor thing anyplace, not just at Welcome Island.

    Mewling Moy

    October 19, 2017

  • Wow, great island, great help, and this video is truly informative as well.
    Thank you to everyone who has made Firestorm a great view, and the island is great too.
    Cheers and hope to see you in SL!

    PrimiTV1 Magic

    October 20, 2017

  • Hello. Can we please have a Freebsd version ?
    Or at least,some instructions on howto build Firestorm on BSD ??


    October 25, 2017

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