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COVID-19 projects looking for volunteers

New or established projects helping with the COVID-19 crisis that need help. Volunteer yourself or create a new one. Sign up to volunteer.

  • #Covid19 has already resulted in several job losses. We are seeking to host set of 3 career fairs and seeking volunteer support to mobilize recruiters and job seekers who are most effected by #covid19 outbreak. From store workers, to small business workers, we will provide a job fair platform and also provide support system. These global job fairs would bring a virtual job fair to skills categories most impacted by Covid19. The job fair is planned on 1st Friday of May, June, and July.

    We are seeking a team of volunteers to reach-out to recruiters and employment office communities and spread the word, build technology and provide ecosystem to help people find jobs.

    We will all be working towards creating world's largest career drive to support and help workers most impacted by #covid19 outbreak.

    Update:
    We've launched #stage1 beta site to get the signups rolling. Check: https://jobsoffice.org
    Launched 1st and largest career event to support covid impacted workers: Check: https://covidjobfair.eventbrite.com

    With 10m unemployment claims just in US, we need a healthy and sustained ecosystem to provide help to most vulnerable in these new times.

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  • We are creating a simple live interface where instructors can stream sessions + the ability to download fitness, meditation & other wellness classes for FREE. We are extending to include all kinds of kids classes from dance, painting, guitar, dance to piano classes...

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  • With elementary schools suddenly closed for the rest of the year, parents are struggling to balance work, caring for others and the sudden responsibility for keeping their children educated and on track for school.

    We just launched a web app that helps parents trade off supervising different subjects using video chat so that when another parent is on duty, they can work from home or care for other family members.

    If a parent can't get dedicated time to work, their job is (more) at risk. If they don't have dedicated time to school their children, their child's education is at risk.

    How it works:
    1) Parents sign up for free and create a private group for the other parents from their child's class at school
    2) They add their availability and which subjects they can cover each day
    3) They can browse other availabilities in the "available sessions" feed and send booking requests to each other for sessions

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  • https://schoolclosures.org/

    A free hotline and website with information for families impacted by school closures covering meals, psychological health, education, emergency childcare, financial security, health and wellness. We've brought together a coalition of 40+ in education, mental health, food, venture to build a unified response to the crisis.

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  • We want to flatten the curve and avoid further spread of COVID-19 by using Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality.

    Did you know that 20% of COVID-19 hospitalized patients have shown sign of heart damage & 92M people in USA have heart disease?

    Health system can only provide services to 20% of COVID-19 patience & even existed one due to shortage of workforce & high patients risk. We provide virtual tele-health (patient engagement) with full interaction using augmented reality and virtual reality.

    We aim to combine clinical need and available expertise across borders.

    We have the following options based on our volunteers expertise:

    - Use AR for temperature monitoring
    -Use AR/VR for telemedicine
    -Use AR/VR to teach how to use medical device like ventilators

    Any help will add values to accelerate the launch of our products & improve patient care.

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    COVID19 changed the way we live, work, interact with each other, and even the way we get hospitalized when we need medical care. For many of us, Corona Crisis has or will have in the future an enormous impact on our personal, professional, financial, and medical situation.

    For this reason, we decided to start a community of people with diverse backgrounds, business, financial, medical, psychology, legal, design user experience, human experience, customer experience, service design, research, IT, software, hardware, public sector, and anything else you can think of, willing to spend 1%-5% of their time working together or advising the people working on challenges.

    We launched our beta invitation yesterday, and at the time being, our Design Against Corona community has 52 people from all around the world and seven challenges to work on.

    To propose impactful and feasible solutions, we need more people and more challenges.

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  • We are creating a website to connect children around the world during the times of work from home, social distancing and remote learning. This project is coming out of FriendshipWeek, a dream project of 3rd grader. We are seeking help with organizing an ecosystem to assist children to learn, connect and grow with each other.

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKBpcRd7C1Y

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  • 34 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Well over 130 million people globally are currently home sheltering. With schools closed for months and more limitations to come, the idea of a normal life is changing rapidly. To solve problems related to social anxiety, lack of peer support, no structured regimen, learning stagnation and the psychological cost of social isolation, we are creating a social educational platform to connect sheltering people globally and empower anyone in the community to lead instruction or support sessions on any topic or interest. These live meetups serve as support groups and learning opportunities during our time separated. A regular schedule of events can help us to regain some structure, to form and strengthen relationships with others, and demonstrate through tough times, people rise up, carry through, support each other and better themselves.

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    With schools shut down and parents scrambling for educational content to keep their children learning, we're building a personalized, low-cost curriculum of lessons, audiobooks, and songs.

    PAIN POINTS:
    1) BUILDING A PERSONALIZED CURRICULUM IS PAINFUL. There is a ton of free educational content online, but it is not curated and personalizable and parents spend a ton of time curating. Software can help. On our platform, parents enter the age, interests, and language skills and we build a tailored curriculum for their kids. They can also create and share their curriculum with others.

    2) CAN WE SOLVE CURATION & SUPERVISION? Hard to do currently but that's our goal. Our content can be consumed on our app, via YouTube, and across all devices, but in addition, we're building a low-cost smart speaker to consume content OFFLINE in a SCREENLESS format. Supervision can be done virtually with tutors or other parents.

    3) LOW-RESOURCE PARENTS AND KIDS WILL BE LEFT BEHIND. School closures are estimated to last a year. We are facing a critical widening of the educational gap risk; high-resource parents will be able to provide a rich learning environment at home, but low-resource parents will struggle. We are super-focused on reaching such families.

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  • We are in the process of accumulating large amounts of data and resources to support larger demographies in the past few weeks and months. But how long these folks in rural and mountain communities need to wait for us?

    The challenge goal: Data-driven project coordination and policymaking
    In this six-month PWG, Omdena AI challenge with Fruitpunch AI, we aim to help rural and mountain community governments and policymakers to make data-driven decisions in order to deal with pandemics and cover some of the following topics.

    When travel is restricted, schools closed, events cancelled, and communities put into quarantine, individuals and businesses in those ecosystems lose their source of income. How does that loss of income impact the health and financial stability of those individuals? What resources are in place currently that supports their needs and growing demands in areas of health, and food security.

    What we will build
    Leveraging the power of global collaboration, the goal is to build AI models that reveal the effects of specific programs and policy decisions being made by governments and institutions on the economically marginalized, especially working in the informal sector.

    In this way, institutions can identify the most effective ways to deal with future pandemics to minimize economic impact and human deaths not only in the short term but also in the midterm.

    Why you should join the challenge
    For the next six months, you will not only build AI solutions to make a real-world impact but also go through an entire data science project lifecycle. This covers problem scoping, data collection and preparation, as well as modelling for potential deployment.

    And the best part is that you will be part of a global collaboration.

    Background Context:
    Mountain region and smaller communities in rural and small urban areas are more vulnerable now more than ever. This project will be conducted to understand and draw attention to alarming facts of the rural, small urban, and mountain communities during this epidemic pandemic #covid9 outbreak: as many of us are aware in 2012, 39 per cent of the mountain population in developing countries was considered vulnerable to food insecurity, which is an increase of 30% compared to the conditions of mountain peoples in the year 2000 studies.

    The situation is even worse if we consider only rural mountain peoples.
    The living conditions of mountain peoples have deteriorated and their vulnerability to hunger has increased. Harsh climates and the difficult, often inaccessible terrain, combined with political and social marginality certainly contribute to making mountain peoples particularly vulnerable to food shortages.

    In mountain areas, where family farming and smallholder agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry are the prevailing farming systems, it is essential to create a supportive, enabling environment in which mountain peoples have access to training, information, credit and healthcare, and benefit from reliable governance systems and infrastructure.

    Some Established Stats:
    Mountains cover 22 per cent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 per cent of the global population. Mountains also provide between 60 and 80 per cent of the earth’s freshwater. Yet, in spite of this global relevance, there is a dearth of data and information on the status of mountains and mountain peoples.

    Can we understand what is it to live in the mountain regions and smaller communities during these testing times? Can we understand more about these folks who are waiting for someone to appear and help them with tools and resources to keep themselves and their communities safe?

    In 2003, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published “Towards a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations”, a study that estimated mountain peoples’ vulnerability to food insecurity. What about Health, and Safety?

    The studies in the past were undertaken as a follow-up to the 2002 UN International Year of Mountains, has become a cornerstone of development efforts. It is used and quoted, for as a reference, requesting more investments, specific policies and global attention toward mountains.

    But how much do we know about these communities in these times? What can we do about it? How best can we equip them with resources and tools to protect themselves and their loved ones? We understand and see all countries have locked themselves in, what about these unfortunate folks who relied on larger players and the larger coalition of countries to help them? Can we spare some time and resources to work on these matters?

    We all love going to these mountains, smaller communities for several reasons and now they need us.

    I am the Founder of Project Work Groups - focussed to research and develop sustainable solutions in the mountain and rural regions globally. Proworkgroups.com is our webpage.
    My Twitter Handle: @tekiuday

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  • 21 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Helpful Engineering was created to design, source and execute open-source hardware and software projects that can help communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

    We are an open community of volunteers without a commercial purpose. We believe that through a pragmatic approach, we can do the most good for the most people with the resources available. By sharing all our open-source projects and applying all engineering and manufacturing resources available, we can help to mitigate the world's impact from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    It's a leaderboard to highlight which locales are doing a good job of slowing the spread of the virus, with the hope that this will encourage and inspire people to start and continue with tough measures like social distancing.

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  • Welsome (https://welsome.org) is a self-improvement and impact social platform where we can improve ourselves with our actions, and in the process, the planet. The main premise of Welsome is action-feeds. Now and again we keep seeing social media news feeds; however, my goal is to turn information into actions with action feeds in order to foster a social platform for accountability. What this means specifically for the coronavirus pandemic, is users can subscribe to actions they care about (e.g. health, preventing Covid-19, happiness, relationships, etc.) and can be part of a community that both creates and consumes actions related to these categories. The users can then challenge each other, communicate, and hold themselves accountable. For instance, a work/living community or friend group can start a collaborative challenge amongst each other through Welsome to do more actions that are related to Covid-19 (e.g. what WHO and NIH recommend such as washing hands, staying 6 feet away, etc.). The users can also challenge and reward each other if they meet their goals and can form mentor/mentee relationships over time to improve in the activities they care about doing. Another useful feature of Welsome would be the activity reminders and statistics throughout the day such as "Don't forget to wash your hands!" or "Your local authorities just issued a shelter-in-place order." to remind and educate people about preventing or coping with the coronavirus problem. The goal is that by starting at the source and holding people accountable for their actions, we can be better equipped at solving the Covid-19 problem by preventing the coronavirus outbreak from progressing any further. Most of the actions from this example are available on Welsome at the moment and of these features are functional now; however, I am still currently in the feature refinement and user-interview phase and will launch and Android/iOS app very soon (few weeks) given the overwhelming feedback to do so from users.

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    We want to create a mobile app which will have some question and other features which will help survey how well are people aware about the precautions and the pandemic and how well are they implementing the precautions.

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    The goal of this project is to help slow the spread of covid-19. We are developing an app that will use location data over a period of time to help notify others if they have been in close proximity of a victim of coronavirus while also providing them with key insights on their probability of being infected. All data is stored locally and only queried an agent has been in contact with someone infected, removing privacy concerns. Using a probabilistic finite state machine, we can also provide risk insights based on symptoms and verified positive tests of coronavirus.

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    Coronavirus Alert App supports local and national governments in the fight against the spreading of COVID-19 following the World Health Organization instructions.
    It is a digital platform for desktop and mobile devices to prevent, inform and control the spreading of COVID-19. The platform combines the use of GPS, historical data from citizens, and official sources to generate six key components:

    For Citizens:
    Alerts: it allows citizens that are tested positive for Coronavirus to inform their network using Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram or WeChat.
    Risk Checker: it tracks where citizens were in the past 14 days and who they met. It shows how many people tested positive around the places they visited. Integrated with Calendar apps.
    Panic Button: it allows citizens to check if their symptoms correspond to COVID-19. Users can contact hospitals around them without leaving the self-isolation location.

    For Governments
    Trends Tracker: a dashboard with live stats about the spreading of the virus, forecasts, and simulations about how Coronavirus Alert App is helping to flatten the propagation curve.
    News & Education: a news library and repository informing about health (symptoms, best practices, prevention), macroeconomy tendencies (tendencies, forecasting), and microeconomy (SMEs, local consumption, remote work tools).
    Public Announcements Channel: a direct communication channel between public authorities and citizens. The administration platform to send official announcements to the population.

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    BlockCOVID is an online initiative bringing together developers with the goal of quickly building solutions that address new problems that have arisen due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Primarily using decentralized technologies such as blockchain, the initiative will provide tools, resources and mentorship to developers.

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    It is a flutter based application (both Android and iOS), to track paths of everyone from last 30_45 days, with different indicators of those affected with Corona will be approved by respective doctors, So just to know who or when have you crossed paths with anyone affected. It will be really helpful if we do not find the cure soon enough but decide to resume few services after this short span of 21 days. Also, it has a few other features, but those can be updated as we move along.

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    In the U.S. it is up to each state to enforce a mandatory lockdown. It is proven that lockdowns will significantly "flatten the curve," and save lives. We need to stop waiting on the government and OWN this responsibility. While people are "staying inside," it is not enough. At the time of this writing on 4/5/2020 there are 1.2M cases, 65k deaths. The U.S. is the most alarming with 311k cases and 8500 deaths. We cannot WAIT for the government to take action, it is already too late. We need to build an app fast so that people take the pledge with us and join our movement. The app will use GPS to know if someone left their house or not. The idea is for each user to challenge themselves by staying in as long as they can. If they leave their home or a geoboundary, they are disqualified. Users will earn points by staying in everyday, and they can post to social media that they have "Saved X Lives by Staying in for X Days." Users will be able to setup groups and view leaderboards against their friends. They will also be able to setup "Challenges" similar to FitBit challenges. We will use gamification and incentivize users to almost NEVER leave their homes unless they desperately need to. We will get Companies to contribute and donate prizes. For example, if someone can complete 7 days of not leaving their home, they will earn a free 3-month subscription to Netflix. The second and third week of April is supposed to be the worst months. We have a limited window to build this and create something that may save the world. Join our movement as we are mobilized millions of people to take our challenge and pledge to stay home. *This app will be available for everyone in the world.*

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    Recognizing the need for collaborative cross-functional solutions to the Covid-19 situation, a group of Entrepreneurship & Management Professors from Indiana University have adapted the “idea sprint” process -- used by today’s most innovative firms -- to help surface and accelerate ideas focused on helping our community navigate this virus.

    The first idea sprint weekend took place on March 20-22. Over 200 entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, MDs, VCs, professors, students) from around the world came together to surface ideas and get them to the basic prototype stage by the end of the weekend. "By design, the event was fast and furious – it all took place over just a weekend -- Ideas were related to tech applications, social distancing products/service, remote working, community interventions, health outreach, repurposing of facilities/resources, etc -see link).

    The goals of the program include expanding awareness of the many pain points associated with the virus outbreak and response, championing collective efforts to develop solutions, and if viable orchestrating a collective response through social entrepreneurship and volunteerism.

    We are currently considering future "idea sprints" and we are encouraging other institutions to take our model and launch similar programs with their network of technologists, alumni, students, professors, and other supporters.

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    A small website for discovering kids content to keep everyone sane while in quarantine. Two main pages: a live content schedule and a recorded content directory.

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    Our product is an app to assist populations with an early identification of COVID and creating a linkage with Local Health care facilities as well as 3rd level tele-Doctors access .
    More information can be found om our website @ beatcrona.io

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    An app that helps users with prevention, symptom identification and disease managment

    Example features are prevention QandA, temperature and symptom tracking, how to care for somebody who is sick without endangering yourself.

    This is crucial as healthcare systems will be overwhelmed soon, and people will have to make difficult decisions under pressure by themselves.

    We take expert medical guidelines, make them simple to understand and put them into users' hands.

    If you have app developing skills, this is where you could make a tremendous global impact.

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    COVID-19 has meant global disruption and catastrophic job losses, but we've seen a huge swell of people offering their skills to help others.

    Imagine a place where:

    1. Anyone can develop technical skills through live remote upskilling sessions, training, coding 101s, courses or coaching with other software engineers.​

    2. Software engineers can make a huge impact globally, passing on their skills and experience to others.​

    3. Access is totally free. For everyone.

    It doesn't exist just yet - but with your help, it will.

    We want to bring together a global team of elite engineers to build a platform where people can learn technicals skills in live interactive formats; run by software engineers, for software engineers.

    If you want to get involved there are three things you should know:

    1. We want to work fast. We want to build a platform that will help people - NOW.

    2. We don't have all the answers. We don't know all the questions. But we do know there are tens of thousands of people willing to help others, and millions ready to learn, all around the world.

    3. We can't pay you. Right now, there's no reward other than giving something back while working (and learning) with other amazing engineers. That might change in the future, but right now, we think that's pretty cool.

    That's it. We hope you'll join us.

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    Rintez Medical Companion is a cross platform app which, at this time, is targeting Coronavirus. I will need your help, your opinions (bad ones, good ones, all matters) and to spread it to the world. The app will be free to use and is looking to scale up different diseases but, for now, we will stick with Coronavirus. Project name is Rintez. I have assembled a team already but anyone who wants to join, please do. This is a verrryy early stage of development. I intend to have it ready until 11 of April. Let me know your thoughts

    Update: we already have 5 volunteers ready to help. Thank you so much for the involvement, the dedication, for the time and know-how you will put in. I have no words, hat off!

    We need medics, researchers, personal involved in the Coronavirus at this time. Please have a chat, spread the message. This will help us a lot to create the proper patterns of recognition, development and treatment of the Coronavirus.

    We are targeting the first release around 11 April 2020 (+/- 2 days).

    The website will be launch in a rough state of development late Thursday (26 March 2020).

    www.rintez.com

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