Then #AdoptAPerlModule! 😀
Maintaining module is a rewarding position where you can learn more about toolchains concepts and play a role in the Perl ecosystem.
Of course depending how much people depends on your module, it will require more work, reactivity and consistency. But a lot of "orphan" modules fall not in this category.
I listed below some links where you can find modules that need help or are looking for a new maintainer ("Adoptable").
As a starting point, see first the adoption's list from Neil Bowers who integrates metrics like number of issues to extract "possible candidates".
Then there is the ADOPTME author on MetaCPAN.
Unfortunately the HANDOFF and NEEDHELP search from MetaCPAN are not working well (and actually even the ADOPTME I mentioned you just above is incomplete).
Maybe I have to propose a code change to MetaCPAN 😀
You also go on RT:
Or on CPANMeta:
And finally, there is also a GitHub organization that gathers orphan modules
(If you know more links, please share in comments)
Take care of the "river" position, don't adopt modules with several dependent packages.