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  • 51 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Please see our Github page! https://github.com/checkuponme/info

    We’ve entered into these strange times where self quarantining alone and making sure you don’t leave the house without your mask and gloves has become the norm.

    Unfortunately what’s also starting to turn normal is the fear and anxiety that many people experience dealing with these situations that we’re now facing every single day.

    I have this friend who I play online games with. His name’s Siad. He is who I actually got this idea from originally. He has lupus which is a disease that affects the immune system.

    He’s the type that’s a total loner and he loves it that way.. however... this lifestyle presented several problems for him.

    His condition makes him extremely susceptible to COVID-19 and the effects from it would be extremely severe for him. This makes going out and doing simple things like getting groceries much more dangerous for him than a person with a normal immune system. On top of that, since he doesn’t really have anyone else to rely on, he has no other choice but to take the risk. Imagine that… Risking your life so you can get groceries.

    That’s a situation that I don’t think anyone should ever have to be put in. That is the problem that I’m solving with CheckUpOn.me.

    CheckUpOn.Me provides a text-distribution and outreach tool for creating connections between volunteers and people who would like to be checked in on. During the COVID-19 pandemic our goal is to help where it's needed most by connecting people in need with volunteers who will be ready to take action..

    Our solution is built on top of the Open Source React and NodeJS project called Spoke, which is maintained by MoveOn.Org. Spoke is an application that facilitates texting between end users and volunteers and is most famously known for being used by the Bernie Sanders Campaign and Elizabeth Warren Campaigns for voter outreach.

    While our current goal is to support the fight against COVID-19, our end goal is to help enable virtual civic collaboration for creating the cure for significant systemic risks to which adequate public and private solutions don't exist by rapidly creating and spreading a global, community driven, open source solution.

    No location requirements.
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  • #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 have excellent access to a top manufacturer of COVID-19 home test kits. These take 10 minutes to use, do not require a doctor, and give instant results. These tests will be free to those in need.

    To slow the rate of spread in the USA, we will be giving away home test kits to those unable to access testing otherwise.

    We are also in talks with local governments to channel test kits to most effected regions.

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  • 29 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Our website hosts several different projects that we have been working on over the past few weeks: 1) Aggregated Resources for people starting their own mutual aid groups 2) Ahead of the Curve - a series of panel discussions (still in early stages) and 3) Global Dispatches - a journalistic project, in which people from around the world share how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. The site is gaining traction, but is quite basic (made only with Wix and Google Suite). We would like a web developer to work on the UI.

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  • 25 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are going to mobilize millions of people to join the fight against COVID-19.

    The COVID-19 crisis overwhelms healthcare systems all around the world. One of the critical bottlenecks at hospitals is human resources. Doctors, nurses and staff need to be working hectic schedules without a break for months, risking their lives.

    When layman people are asked to volunteer for helping the fight against COVID-19, they show up in large numbers as evidenced in the US, the UK, India, Italy and more. On the other hand, these volunteers do not show up before being subject to a clear call.

    We will create a catchy volunteering initiative that people will take pride to carry its armband or even retweet on Twitter. Being shared on social media platforms heavily, we will register millions of volunteers and save thousands of lives.

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  • 15 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    There are so many inspiring teams working to combat COVID-19 and so many incredible projects here on HWC.

    We want to help as may of these projects and teams as possible to thrive: to help your projects save lives, alleviate suffering and to combat this pandemic as swiftly as we all can together.

    We're committed to helping other teams and projects excel with the help of public donations. We want to help you as project leaders and volunteers gather the funds you need for your life-saving projects and we want to give those who long to help out a place to find and donate to all kinds of teams who are working to fight COVID-19.

    Our actions:

    1. Help projects and teams working on COVID-19 solutions to setup donations on trusted third-party platforms, if they need one and have not created this already.

    2. List as many projects’ donation pages as we can.

    3. Create public awareness to accrue funds for your vital work and enable those who want to support your projects to do so.

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  • 6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    As organizations of every size are, or will soon be, inundated with unprecedented leave requests, we have the solution to organize, execute, track and remain human. We take care of compliance requirements, legal considerations, tax implications and work flow disruptions. We need more tech and team build out to increase the population we can serve immediately.

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  • 6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Off Their Plate supports the healthcare workers at the frontline of COVID-19 from nurses to sanitation crew by taking one thing off their plates: their meals. Currently, lean teams of hospital staff are working day and night to triage, test, and treat suspected cases and putting their own lives and their families at risk. By funding local restaurants to re-employ a lean staff to provide nutritious, comforting fare to hospital workers, we also touch the lives of many who have lost their livelihoods as businesses shutter in the wake of this pandemic. All restaurant partners working with Off Their Plate will donate the cost of their overhead to put all proceeds towards employing as many of their staff as possible. Your donations will bolster our communities by showing frontline workers we care, nourishing them as they serve us, while keeping individuals employed during a devastating economic downturn.

    Boston, SF, NY, Baltimore
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  • 461 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    A community outreach platform that helps connect the elderly to a local delivery service and volunteers. Features include elderly can use a touch tone phone to call a number to place orders or directly place orders through the app. They could also request help in anything (orders placed directly via Thumbtack, DoorDash, TaskRabbit, etc.)

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  • SLACK CHANEL: Sign up and it will be sent within 12-48 hours.

    Languages
    JS, Python, Django, SQL, Bootstrap, CSS,

    *IDEA: Map-Based Website, Quarantined, Isolated or At-Risk people can ask for Help. People with little or no ability to get things themselves can ask for assistance from community members.
    General UI: Map-Based Website using Google API
    The Users:
    The Helpers: Can enter in their information about where they are located and what they can help with. IE. Grocery pickup, Perscription pickup, Medical Supplies, Entertainment (DVD's, Books, Video games, Etc.), Phone Calls\ Video Calls To help with loneliness depression (Maybe even Psychiatrists etc.)
    The Weakened(Need better Marketing): Can reach out for Help for Themselves OR on behalf of the Elderly or others in need. Reach out for Food, Medicine, Canned Goods, Entertainment, Company (Video and Phone Calls), Books, Diapers, Etc.
    The Logic: Based on Geolocation of postal code and willingness to travel X km's away, The Helpers can pick and choose any tasks that the Weakened have requested. Once they confirm, work on the logic to either be a middle man OR let them communicate directly. Once the task is complete, Mark it as such and remove it from the general Queue.
    The Outcome: Eliminate Dispair for those that may have Covid AND Potential Spread by eliminating the need to break isolation for essential goods. Coming together as a community to help those in need.
    Team: 2 Programmers So Far, Both with toddlers and full-time jobs, so working in between as best we can.
    (Please PM me to help out) Ideal language or skills, Python, Flask, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, UI Design, Google Maps API. etc.
    I have a bunch of Skeleton code to help get started.
    SMS for 2FA
    Registration
    Database connectivity
    Database Searches and Consolidation.
    Display Methods for Items in Queue
    Could really use a hand with the following:
    Flask \ Python Devs in general.
    Google API Experience.
    UI Design.
    General Brainstorming, What am i not thinking of Everyone welcome.
    Don't know where to go from here. It would be fine to take this to another channel and start a GIt. Or if anyone has improvements to the idea, or working on something similar I have no problem giving my code away and access to any resources I have (Azure Servers, Twilio Account, etc.)

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  • Growing out of a new Facebook Group (How Can I Help?) based in Mill Valley, CA, we are rapidly building a mobile app (iOS/Android) and React website (all connected) to facilitate rapid connections between individuals who need help and individuals/local businesses who can help them.

    We expect our time to market to be days not weeks. We want to support local businesses who need to connect with customers in new and creative ways in order to earn revenue and to support at-risk populations who need help while in self-quarantine.

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  • 3/31 8pm CST Update - Team members still needed! Please connect by registering here and we'll setup intros shortly!

    FRONTEND & BACKEND HELP NEEDED
    UX/UI Who can project manage needed.

    ***Problem: COVID-19 Will Cause Staffing Shortages***
    ***Idea: Professionals have spare time to volunteer to hospitals***
    ***Solution: Website that connects professionals to hospitals in need***

    Our goal is to connect medical providers to hospitals with staffing shortages caused by COVID-19. Italy & France have shown us the importance of being able to increase hospital capacity quickly. In addition to nurses & doctors, facilities will need technicians, schedulers, admins, etc.

    We are building a centralized location where hospitals can request services, and anyone with a medical skillset can offer their time.

    ***Roadmap***
    With current projections, the largest strain on the healthcare system will come 2-4 weeks from today. To get ahead of the curve we are executing a version of the following plan -

    Week 1 - Build Intake for Volunteers & Hospitals (COMPLETE)
    Week 2 - Begin to Match Volunteers to Jobs (NEED HELP NOW)
    Week 3 - Continue enrollment & Run Support Operations
    Week 4 & Onward - Develop features facilities are asking for.

    We launched our beta targeted at physicians before the Coronavirus pandemic and can be viewed here: https://apollohct.com

    Tech & Non-Tech volunteers welcome. Together we can mitigate staffing shortages and save lives.

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  • 122 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We just launched giftcardbank.org with a group of volunteers from helpwithcovid!

    We’re donating gift cards to people who are the most affected by Coronavirus. You can help.

    Every year $3 Billion of unspent gift cards go to waste. We’re on a mission to change that. The goal of the #ShowYourCards campaign is to encourage people from around the country to donate the gift cards that they have lying around unused on giftcardbank.org.

    Gift Card Bank will make sure those gift cards get into the hands of the families who have been most affected by Coronavirus.

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  • The Problem

    Making sense of the current COVID-19 environment requires piecing together hundreds of fragmented channels. This includes, but is not limited to, waiting for sluggish updates from the CDC, sifting through various Twitter feeds, or calling your friends for the latest on fear-mongering rumors. What if there could be a better way to be in the loop, without hunting through multiple channels?

    The What

    Coronavirus Wire is a curated news aggregator that provides real-time updates on the most important changes affecting your local community, so that you can stay informed and make rational decisions.

    It's designed to counteract misinformation and rumors around Coronavirus spread through social media by highlighting what's truly happening locally, nationally, and globally around you. Determine wait times at your local hospital, see grocery store item shortages, and take actions according to municipality rules. Quickly learn what's happening to your neighborhood, plan decisions on the available local resources, and take action knowing you are informed to the best of your abilities. Stay informed locally. Act rationally.

    A more detailed proposal can be found here:
    https://www.notion.so/jefflin/Coronavirus-Wire-Proposal-cc0839ac0aed45c19c4784e3a0086d72

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  • 95 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Healthcare workers need our support to fight COVID-19. HospitalHero is an online platform that makes it easy for hospital workers to make requests for essential needs like meals, lodging, and medical supplies—and for volunteers to respond.

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  • Problem:
    The detection of COVID-19 symptoms requires doctor and hospital visits, or a visit to test sites outside from home. This results in possible transmission or infection of COVID-19, and an increase of doctor visits straining the medical resources available.

    Solution:
    Prognosis, diagnosis and screening for the patients infected with COVID-19 is suggested to be based on breathing characteristics (Wang et al. 2020. https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05534).
    The detection of breathing patterns can be achieved via facial cameras and machine learning (Chen et al. 2019 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.03503.pdf).

    The proposed project is an app that can be installed and used on any smartphone and laptop to detect early symptoms of COVID-19 remotely without leaving the home.
    It uses the detection of breathing characteristics via technological devices accessible to everybody at home with cameras of smartphones/laptop and machine learning, and combines it with the detection of symptoms of breathing characteristics.
    The app could also include mindfulness and meditation exercises to help people reduce stress and anxiety.
    And resources to reach for the nearest hospital, doctor and pharmacy.
    As well as resources for communal support and connection to nearest online groups, help for grocery delivery etc.

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  • 84 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    'Face pandemic' is a non-profit and community-driven effort to utilized specialized technologies to identify, analyze and take preventive measures for outbreaks of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Unfortunately, most governments were not prepared to handle this pandemic. As a result, we the citizens have to take control and use our skills and efforts to keep everyone in communities safe globally. We have developed an application that anonymously acquires health and location information form participants and performs real-time analytics to predict the spread of the virus, alert everyone about the hot zones and identify preventive measures. Predictive analytics capability can help health professionals and emergency response teams to prepare in advance. THIS IS NOT A CONTACT TRACING APP. Our focus is to create a complete system that can help to identify infectious diseases in the early stages, start preventive measures and operation planning for the doctors/hospitals. Scale and reach to the maximum number of population is the key and it should work online - offline. We can't ever again in this situation yet and need to remember "Prevention is better than cure".

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  • stopthespread.info provides essential coronavirus information and updates affecting you, sourced from WHO and relevant (national + local) bodies, in an engaging and easy to read format. The site also sends notifications when guidance changes in your location, and soon it will aggregate and provide access to local initiatives in your area.

    Problem - coronavirus has created an information crisis.
    1. Information is fragmented and there is lots of misinformation circulating.
    2. Official sources (WHO, CDC, etc) are accurate but not enough people (particularly the less tech literate) are reading and acting upon the best practice advice. It is not presented in an engaging and easy-to-read format.
    3. Official sources are not aggregating many brilliant local initiatives.
    4. Most initiatives are suited to technology skilled and highly educated readers.

    Fact - what we do individually will have a direct impact on how many people suffer, so it is vital that as many people as possible understand and have access to the best information.

    Project status - the site launched in mid March and the site is already being supported by 15+ medical practices and NHS teams around the country. We are launching in Australia, USA and the Netherlands in the next couple of days, trying to help get information out to everyone who needs it.

    Please get in touch via team@stopthespread.info

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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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  • 80 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We're all spending a lot less by not commuting, eating/drinking out, etc. We made www.cancelcorona.org to help people calculate what they're saving and donate it to people missing work, kids missing lunches, healthcare workers, vaccine researchers, etc.

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  • Everyone can help neighbors and people in need. The Giving Tree is a product that will help connect people who need and those who can give.

    People who need food, supplies and other things can make a listing, along with their profile. People who want to help (or have resources / time) can check over these needs and help out by buying supplies and posting pictures.

    There will be a global leaderboard of these exchange and be an overall feel good project :)

    get in touch with us at gavinmai@alumni.stanford.edu

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  • 74 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Many laboratory test centers from developing countries are still doing manual inputs in their lab test results. Thus, health records management is less efficient and secure. In addition, the patients at times have to go the test centers just to pick up results.

    What if there is an available Laboratory Information System (LIS) that lab test centers can use for FREE that is secure and reliable? And their patients are able to check their results online without having to step out of the house?

    LabResults.org addresses these pain points which will be both beneficial to the lab test centers and the patients. Faster results and less physical contacts would help in the fight against COVID-19.

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  • 68 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Help combat COVID-19 in the US and worldwide as NY State becomes battlefront. The project creates a dynamic map and trends dashboard webpage of NY state COVID-19 cases by county. The ultimate goal of our project is to assist decision-makers in better allocation of efforts and resources through visualizing cases and providing key trends. Further stages of the project consider building machine learning models to extract underlying structures of the temporal and spatial trends to help with preventing and responding to future outbreaks.

    The final tool will:
    1. Help state and counties decision-makers visualize and track the spread in real-time and take actions accordingly.
    2. Serve as a visualization tool for the state website: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/county-county-breakdown-positive-cases
    3. Keep track of trends and make recommendations.

    Volunteers will help in:
    1. Developing a dynamic front-end that integrates different parts and fetch new data.

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  • 59 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Our project makes it easy for local communities to create their own website where people can offer help, receive it, and look up a community resource guide.

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  • 58 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We're developing a high scale collaboration platform with autonomous organization capabilities. Our aim is to provide groups, organizations, communities and companies with a robust tool that would enable its users to form a self-organizing, decentralized, democratic community whereby each user has a direct impact on the consensus and decision making of the group. (Imagine, for example, a space where a huge group of scientists around the globe can collaborate together on a vaccine for the Coronavirus)

    We're making use of git (distributed version control system) and other cutting edge technologies to achieve our vision.

    Join us to create the next generation of collective intelligence technologies!

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