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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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  • 46 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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  • 22 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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  • 21 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The project name is in reference to the idea that communities can help themselves in times of crises (and normally), and each individual can be both a volunteer or a person in need of help, depending on the day.

    Based on a tool built for Hurricane Sandy. Build a reputation by running successful missions, delivering groceries or checking on someone, Request financial help (and donor match) for those who may be struggling financially. The reputation system and credit trust lines for credit are a core part of this which we hope to work to improve over time.

    Right now the focus is on building a support tool to help local organizers stay organized.

    Based on experience, the need is often towards matching volunteers with needs at first and then will move towards keeping track of reputations and such for volunteers (mission scores), and then over time, the need for funds and donor matching becomes more important. We want to build something to cover all those bases.

    Integrated within this project is another project, SafeTrace API, a contact tracing solution to ensure the safety and privacy of everyone involved. This is a separate project.

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  • 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

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  • 8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Biomedical technicians (biomeds for short) are the repair experts at hospitals, and in many regions they are stretched thin. There are a wide variety of machines made by a number of different manufacturers at hospitals around the world, and there is no single resource for how to repair all of them. We don’t know how many machines will fail once hospitals are truly taxed. We don’t know which parts of those machines are most at risk.

    Some manufacturers heroically host service manuals for their equipment on their website, and some make them more challenging to locate. There is no single source of information for biomeds to access. Biomed forums are frequently populated with requests for specific PDF service manuals. The closest thing to a central resource is Frank’s Hospital Workshop, a fantastic website run out of Tanzania with hundreds of manuals and very helpful how-to resources for maintaining medical equipment. But Frank’s site is a one-person operation, and a single point of failure, should overwhelming traffic come calling.

    We’re going to change that. Our biomed technicians’ time is too precious to waste on internet Easter-egg hunts. iFixit is building a central resource for maintenance and repair of hospital equipment. We need help from fixers everywhere, medical professionals, and biomedical technicians to make sure this is as robust, relevant, and useful as possible.

    https://www.ifixit.com/News/36354/help-us-crowdsource-repair-information-for-hospital-equipment

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  • 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.

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  • We launched a senior helpline in 48 hours, now it's your turn!
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    COVIDhelp by Zelos is a solution that connects a helpline with a volunteering app. Senior or at-risk citizen call the helpline, an operator triages the ticket, and it automatically gets sent to the smartphones of volunteers.
    PERKS
    -Less pressure on emergency teams.
    -Less people breaking the quarantine to get groceries.
    -More community empowerment.

    WHY COVIDhelp?
    -Over 2 years of real-world use with NGOs and organizations.
    -App available in Android and iOS
    -Setup in less than 2 days with a phone line, or even hours with a simple web form.

    Contact ailan@getzelos.com

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  • no volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We have a two-part COVID-19 medical helpline. First, our AI system digitally assesses a patient's need for medical attention. Then, those who likely have contracted the virus and who are put at great risk by it are automatically virtually connected with one of the physicians in our national network of medical professionals. The medical attention that the patient receives comes at no cost to the patient, because our system accepts Medicare and Medicaid.
    AI and telemedicine are the tools that we need to adopt in this pandemic. AI triages patients in order to allow medical professionals to maximize their time, while telemedicine takes the burden off of hospitals and allows people to receive care at home (reducing the spread of the disease).
    Anyone can access these medical resources at no cost to them. We firmly believe that our system can minimize disparities in healthcare availability.

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  • 474 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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  • 206 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Selftrace is an open-source effort to create a live map that anonymously shows all users who self-reportedly have COVID-19 or show some of its symptoms. We are building a tool that

    1. Will help people track the spread in real-time and self-distance accordingly
    2. Give us an idea on how fast the virus is spreading according to unofficial user data.

    We believe tracking self-reported/unofficial cases is important since many countries have limited testing capabilities, so official numbers will naturally fail to reflect the nature of reality. Volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome!

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  • 4/7 8AM 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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  • 123 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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  • 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".

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  • 99 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The COVID Tracking Project collects information from 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and 5 other US territories to provide the most comprehensive testing data we can collect for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. We currently attempt to include positive and negative results, hospitalizations, and total people tested for each state or district currently reporting that data.

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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) as well as other vital signs such as blood oxygen saturation/hemoglobin levels (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200330152135.htm).
    The detection of vital signs can be achieved via facial cameras and machine learning for breathing patterns (Chen et al. 2019 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.03503.pdf), hemoglobin levels (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371334/), HRV and others (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396075/).

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • 84 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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  • As COVID-19 spreads rapidly through the USA and the world, community testing centers are springing up across the nation. We want to help make a database of testing centers across the US (currently doesn't exist). The goal is to make it easy for people to find their closest one and provide accurate information to every community — especially as more tests become available in the coming days and weeks. For us to achieve this goal, we need your help!

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 63 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are building a solid-state nanopore device that can count individual SARS-CoV-2 virions in diverse bodily fluids without reagents or a cold chain.

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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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