G'day again Conor,
Glad you liked it, they are pretty keen
people and your plans sound interesting.
I would just be a bit careful not to be to ambitious with the early website.
If you go for something that is overly sophisticated and can not be
maintained 'in-house', it could get expensive very quickly, making it hard
to offer a sustainable, inexpensive or volunteer service. Clearly some of
their many volunteers are HTTP savvy. Go for it!
p.s. Amateurs built the Ark.
It took professionals to build the Titanic!