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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.

  • 15 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are a group called Lefty Lenses who have been applying selfie lenses (like the Snapchat puppy filter) to politics for the 2020 election. Our lenses have reached 125M people in 10 weeks, and we've spent $0.

    Now we turn our expertise in this incredibly viral (no pun intended) medium towards spreading public health into on coronavirus. But done in a way that doesn't feel preachy. This is our speciality, and we'd like to help.

  • As the state of emergency has been declared everywhere to rapidly slow the spread of COVID-19, we need to find creative ways to help small businesses (restaurants, groceries, pharmacies, etc.) that are still open.

    Doko is a tool to easily map all the businesses that are still operating.
    We aim to help local and small businesses to share their information and keep customers up-to-date about any changes as they navigate this crisis

  • 8 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.

  • We are going to spread positive, hopeful, yet realistic messages through the use of a chat-bot, social media, and a website!
    All messages will be centered around the following claim: COVID-19 and it's global impact has incited mass hysteria which is a great opportunity for promoting cautious and safe behavior; however, doing so also encourages reckless and harmful actions. Such messages are spread by social media and people who believe they have scientific 'authority.' Rather than flagging such posts or defaming such people, both of which are unacceptable, we should spread current progress worldwide which has gone unrecognized. Personally, I feel many look to far into the dangerous environment of many medical workers, when also they should be looking at their amazing achievements and provide them more praise or be inspired to also take action rather than panic.

  • 101 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".

  • 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.

    Prognosis, diagnosis and screening for the patients infected with COVID-19 is suggested to be based on breathing characteristics (Wang et al. 2020. as well as other vital signs such as blood oxygen saturation/hemoglobin levels (
    The detection of vital signs can be achieved via facial cameras and machine learning for breathing patterns (Chen et al. 2019, hemoglobin levels (, HRV and others (

    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. As well as for monitoring (ongoing interest from healthcare and medical institutions already).
    It uses the detection of vital signs and 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 pearly symptoms.
    The app could also include therapeutical suggestions such as aerobic and mindfulness 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.

  • 85 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? 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.

  • 84 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

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

  • 69 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    In a nutshell, the COVID-19 Response Network is a system to help fulfill the needs of communities during the pandemic.

    The project was originally inspired by Jae Slaby, a local community organizer in Battle Creek, Michigan that put together a local website that linked to a resource guide and timebank on Google Sheets to help people to seek and offer help, with the goal of connecting people together.

    Putting this together on to a simple to use website looked to be the solution to this, to keep things user friendly and highly accessible.

  • 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.

  • 65 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Please see our Github page!

    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 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.
  • 62 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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.

  • Create a map-based data input component that will output historical geo-timeline information for confirmed cases like what's available here:, but for any geo. To be inserted in any tool that doctors, testers will use so they can interview cases and click and add info.

    The map component takes in an initial center (lat lon) and an anonomyzed patientId to begin recording a historical footprint timeline (i.e. series of footprints with lat/long/date/time info) for a particular case that can then be saved to whatever output destination it needs to saved to.

    This component can be used as a stand-alone as at the demo site or imported into any React project as a component.

  • 59 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!

  • 49 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    diafyt ​can identify COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms in type 1 diabetics. This is because AI recognizes an increase in insulin demand and increase in body temperature.​​ Patients can be informed when symptoms of an infection occur. This leads to a lower risk of getting infected and reduces the severity of the disease in the event of an infection.

    ​​​Problem being diabetic:
    Diabetes makes patients more vulnerable to infection, both bacterial and viral. This is because an elevated blood glucose provides an environment for microorganisms to thrive and multiply. Not only that, but elevated blood glucose interrupts the ability of our white blood cells to fight infection.

    Detect an infection:
    diafyt determines the individual insulin demand of patients with type 1 diabetes using machine learning methods. An increase in insulin demand is an indicator of infection. In addition, data analysis detects an increase in body temperature. This allows us to identify the signs of coronavirus infection.

    What diafyt can do:
    Diabetics can better maintain their blood sugar levels. Patients can be informed when symptoms of an infection occur. This leads to a lower risk of getting infected and reduces the severity of the disease in the event of an infection.

    What you can do:
    We would be able to build a coronavirus enabled app in less than 3 month or less for US and patients worldwide. However we are short of resources to build and ship as fast as needed.

  • During times of crisis, there is an outpour of heartfelt stories and asks for donation (rightly so). Although, it's difficult to find these stories and verify they are genuine. That's why we're building a platform that curates and verifies donation events for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Owners and employees are being hit the hardest right now. Let's do our part to save the heart of the American economy.

  • 40 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The US Covid-19 Law Project will track state and federal laws and policies, and provide an interactive display for people to understand different approaches to the emergency pandemic response.

    Legal mapping is a tool legal epidemiologists use to produce robust data using a systematic process. Policy surveillance tracks laws over time and across multiple jurisdictions. Policy surveillance allows us to: create legal data for evaluation, allows stakeholders to track projects, supports the diffusion of innovation, and provides a dataset for historians.

    Our project will record and track changes of COVID-19 related policies over time through a crowd-sourced approach with graduate students, post-docs, and law students acting as policy researchers, legal coders, back-end programmers, and user interface programmers.

    We are proposing to accomplish mapping the legal response and disseminating the results with the following specific aims:

    Aim 1: To track state and federal policies related to states of emergency, social distancing (quarantine, isolation, closures), implementation of crisis standards of care, health care worker liability risks and protections, and public health surveillance activities.

    Aim 2: To create an interactive web-based map using a tool such as leaflet.js to display the collected policies

    Aim 3: To develop a back-end database where volunteers can easily manage the policies displayed on the front-end map.

  • 37 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    All of you have seen the empty racks on local supermarkets, as locals in panic cannot estimate the amount of consumables and supplies they would need in the coming weeks/months. We are looking to develop an app that helps citizens have a clear picture on how much they specifically need from each type of food and consumable item, based on WHO consumption guidelines, and based on a proprietary algorithm that also takes into account the intensity of the usage of each type of item for each individual. Going forward, we are looking to integrate this into supermarket and e-commerce giants for reshipments. We are in the process of setting up business model, but we are in need of front-end and back-end developers, or anyone who would be interested in joining us to set up the platform in its entirety!

    Helping with:
  • 35 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Project Lockdown provides a worldwide overview of government-imposed movement restrictions as a measure to mitigate the serious, global effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. This interactive map tracks the status of all countries and provides information on relevant metrics to assist journalists and human rights defenders in carrying out their tasks for the common good.

  • 34 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Our company, Piera Systems (based in Toronto, Canada), has developed and patented a Particulate Matter (PM) sensor, called the Piera-1. It can accurately detect particles that range in size from 100nm to 10um in diameter. This includes vape and smoke.

    The COVID-19 pandemic, by all accounts, looks like it will persist around the globe for quite a long time. One of the most common questions we are asked by potential customers is if our technology can detect COVID-19.

    Since the COVID-19 virus particle is about 125nm in size, we have the ability to detect the presence of the particle, however, we cannot identify the virus - today. With additional funding for R&D, we believe we can add the image processing technology component capable of identifying viruses in the 100nm-150nm range, including COVID-19. As a result, the final sensor system can affordably be built into a wide range of products like air purifiers, smoke/vape detectors, and into airplanes, trains, taxis, buses, etc.

    The final detector can easily be upgraded to detect the next big virus.

  • 33 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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.

    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.

    Helping with:
    Looking for:
  • This is a system to help decentralized volunteer groups self-organize complex collabs. It was originally designed to support a 2020 election effort, but is more broadly useful, and can contribute to COVID19 efforts. It's kind of a more robust version of *this site*, for not only matching but then also a framework/tools for collaboration after that.

    It has similarities to existing project management software options, but designed for a decentralized team with no professional fulltime management. Allows loosely connected volunteers to work together without knowing each other well. And better automatically facilitates info sharing across cross-functional teams and units.

  • Tldr: extraction of key paramaters from biological research papers (conclusions, methods, sample sizes). MVP will work manually, then automated (machine learning, natural language processing). Will include semantic mapping of key findings to enable application of AI algorithms to find a cure.

    The number of science publications on SARS-CoV2 and COVID19 is increasing rapidly. It’s extremely hard for scientists and clinicians to stay up-to-date and evaluate the biomedical evidence in a time efficient manner. They have to work on the bench or bedside to invent and administer treatments. Reading the literature and extracting relevant data is extremely time-consuming.

    We make a knowledge engine where the key points of each research paper are quickly summarized (i.e. main conclusions, molecular targets, methods used, sample number, reagents, participants) so that people can quickly find resources, develop new ideas, troubleshoot problems etc. We also aim to include key semantic mappings and then use ML/NLP algorithms to come up with novel hypotheses.

    In the beginning, papers and data will be curated and extracted manually by scientists (we have volunteers, but alway welcome more).

    We have this problem of needing to keep up with all the papers right now ourselves. This needs an urgent solution.

    Looking for:
  • 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.

    Planet Earth (founder in Vancouver, BC)
  • 19 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Children going through cancer treatment have no immune system. They can quickly die from COVID-19. We have to protect them.

    In this project, we will put together their contact information in a directory and assign medical students to check on them.

    We will call them periodically, ask about their status, link them with resources, order them food, deliver them stuff, and do whatever we can.

    This directory is a vital investment because it will become the national guard equivalent for kids with cancer.

    San Francisco, Palo Alto, Stanford, Los Angeles, San Diego