Idea Stage
Actively Recruiting

OpenCrisisBoard

Global
Created 5 months ago
151 Volunteers

About the Project

Description

OpenCrisisBoard is an open-source ready-to-deploy application that builds community resilience by letting users communicate on needs-focused message boards, such as Volunteering Services (Think grocery delivery for elderly) and other needs like Medication, Food & Water, Shelter, and more.

The boards only allow for sign-ups via Facebook or Twitter accounts, and not anonymous or email-based accounts, avoiding the spread of misinformation by letting users easily vet the source of the information.

The primary goal is for it to be a good source of important information for communities. The secondary goal is to connect users amongst questions and needs that government services currently does not account for, such as volunteer-based child care (in a safe way) as well as grocery delivery for elderly.

Help Needed

Skills needed
Software PM
Tasks that need to get done

We need help with:
- development (https://github.com/crisisboard/opencrisisboard) / React + Express
- outreach to city / county officials
- moderation

Project details

Who is already working on this

Our team previously worked on the Ebola response and has experience deploying humanitarian technology. Please reach out if this is of interest - our team will work with your team and partners like Facebook and Twitter to get the deployments ready for your communities.

Preferred Volunteer location
remote
Organization status
Not specified