Inworld Locations for Volunteers
An in-world Landmark giver is located in the SLVEC. You can drop notecards/landmarks, or touch it to receive copies.at
- Ahern Welcome Area
- Hanja Welcome Area:
Linden Meeting Spaces
- : Access restricted to SL Volunteers. Just a peacefull full sim for (spam) stressed volunteers :D. Feel free to build anything cool, if you can find some free space (Sim hosted and paid by "kerunix Flan")
(see Orientation Island)
Please note that only Volunteers can access Help Islands. However, "Help Island Public" and "Help Island Public2" are accessible by anyone. Please also note that "Help Island Public2" is an overflow for the busy "Help Island Public," not a load-balanced location. As such, it is sparsely populated. While "Help Island Public" is restarting after a crash, there will be no traffic diverted to "Help Island Public2."
- kerunix Flan) : a full sim with dedicated French helpers, classes, and translated notecards. (Yet another non-profit sim hosted and paid by
- : The main French sim. Usually full and laggy, but with useful resources, classes and sandbox. (it's just next to the French School)
French speaking groups
These sims are not dedicated to SL Education, but you'll usually find French helpers.
- (with a Linden gallery)
- (international ALife project hosted in French sim)
Linden Lab owned
- : Center of welcome and orientation for all who speak Spanish. A place where newbies can find help, notecards, gifts, friends, and clear doubts.
- secondlifespain.com. Newbies can find help, classes, and translated notecards. : Headquarters of the community of Spanish-speaking residents
- spanishorientation.com. SL News, forum, community... : The first Spanish Orientation Island with regapi and listed in secondlife.com
Spanish speaking groups
There are many groups where Spanish speaking residents can find help and make friends. Some of the more significant groups are (in no special order):
- Segunda Vida (founded by long term Resident, Greeter and Mentor Blueman Steele).
- Spanish From Spain=SpaniardS in SL
- Aventura y Viajes (founded by Mentor Irene Muni)
- : Great place to take Spanish speakers. Active community and Spanish speaking DJ's.
- : A place to make new friends, speak in Spanish and have fun. Free help, Spanish notecards, etc.
There are no "permanent" help structures for either Brazilian or Portuguese users, but you can join their respective major groups for more help: Brasileiros no SL (for Brazil) and Tugas no SL (for Portugal). People there will usually point new users to the most recently built areas with Portuguese content.
There is an island for Brazilian users run by residents called, very appropriately,. Another place is listed as having information for Brazilian users: .
. An International Learning Area and Tutorial Area
These locations are for the technically advanced - those who are familiar with building and scripting. There are very experienced people in the sandboxes as well, but are often too preoccupied to help the Newbies who arrive interested in finding out what they can do.
Unmanaged sandboxes have no one in particular overseeing the operations of the area. They often rely on auto-returns and may have scripts disabled to prevent griefer attacks.
Managed Sandboxes have administrators or sandbox guardians who oversee the activities on the sandboxes. They are often reachable by a paging system or group chat, if they are not physically present.
The Little Blue Island Sandbox (also know as the Lesser Blue Herion) is probably the best Sandbox in second life. The owners Carter, Gillian and Patty and there volunteer staff are very proactive, enforcing the rules and quickly and effectively dealing with grievers as well as assisting with building questions and more. The island features a generous work area with plenty of room for large builds, a learning area for building, sculpties, scripting and texturing. The Island also features rental homes at reasonable weekly rates, and combined with the Herion Island Preformance Space or HIPS and the Teal Island Shopping Mall with store front rentals also at very reasonable rates the island is a unique, fun and wonderful place to live, love, learn, and build. --Mech Smit 04:41, 6 July 2008 (PDT) I'd like to add to Mech's comments to say that the sandbox on Little Blue Island welcomes brand new builders as well as the technically advanced. We have copies of The Sojourner's tutorials that will guide users in rezzing their first prim, as well as shaping, sizing, linking, and texturing it. --Gillian Carthage 07:22, 6 July 2008 (PDT)