Helpful resources for your projects

We wrote a playbook on how to manage volunteers, had some amazing panels, and gathered some deals for you.

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.

    Remote
    created
  • 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.

    Remote
    created
  • 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.

    Remote / Europe / US
    created
  • 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.

    Remote
    created
  • 207 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!

    Remote
    created
  • 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".

    Remote
    created
  • 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.

    Helping with:
    Looking for:
    Remote
    created
  • 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.

    Remote
    created
  • 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.

    Anywhere
    created
  • 65 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.
    created
  • 39 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We offer facilitated support and growth groups for mental health and wellbeing. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are creating specific programs for people who are impacted in ways such as healthcare workers, parents, those with relationship struggles, those high-risk for COVID-19, etc. We also have a program available to people on a sliding scale basis.

    remote
    created
  • 36 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Building a website that helps facilities manage capacity for COVID-19 patients. We have a UI that gathers information from healthcare workers who can verify details about facilities equipped to handle COVID-19 patients. This includes details like: address, phone number, bed count, available capacity, and testing capabilities. Right now we need input from nurses and doctors about what type of capacity they are able to handle and number of cases.

    United States
    created
  • 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.

    Remote
    created
  • 33 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We’re looking for volunteers to launch an app that will help self-isolating people access essential supplies from local shops.

    As countries go into lockdown, large numbers of self-isolating people are unable to get to the shops to buy what they need. CanDo (a social entrepreneurship incubator, based in London) are pulling together an emergency team of volunteers to launch an app which connects people stuck at home to others who can buy/deliver essential supplies from local shops for them.

    Remote
    created
  • 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

    Remote
    created
  • 17 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    14days.me is a mutual support platform where households staying at home with either confirmed infection or possible infection can publicize personal experiences and help needed. Drawing on others' experiences and help, these covid-19 patients at home can effectively mitigate their anxiety and difficulties, without burdening the already overloaded public health system. Furthermore, with large enough number of self-reporting data points, a real-time map showing infection of the local community and where help is needed can be generated. 14days.me will become a platform enabling every community to stand together to help infected patients staying at home and combat Covid-19.

    Remote
    created
  • 16 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    An app to help users listen and watch content at the same time online. Share experiences with someone as if they were next to you and feel more connected despite being isolated.

    Podcasts, radio, audiobooks, music, tv, youtube, Netflix. All these experiences are more enjoyable shared and in times of uncertainties, it can be very reassuring to be able to communicate with others about how you feel.

    The end goal is to help people maintain relationships and support each other whilst they are far apart.

    Remote
    created
  • 14 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    CovidCareMap.org aims to map existing and forecasted health system capacity gaps (beds, staffing, ventilators, supplies) to care for surging numbers of COVID19 patients (especially ICU-level care) at high spatiotemporal resolution (by facility, daily, all USA to start).

    remote
    created
  • 12 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    People who are at high risk from COVID-19 or are quarantined are unable to leave their houses and obtain necessities like food and medical supplies without putting themselves or others at risk. To mitigate this, many local groups and organizations, big and small, have started initiatives to try and get resources such as food and medicine to these people, and help out with important tasks such as walking dogs.

    Unfortunately, a number of these organizations are struggling with certain logistics, such as coordinating their volunteer workforce, prioritizing the most urgent requests, and ensuring that all requests get fulfilled.

    Reach4Help is an open project that is completely run by volunteers that are aiming to address these issues, not only enabling those in need to receive help, but also enabling partner groups and organizations to help more efficiently by mobilizing their volunteers with the help of our own tracking and ticketing system

    Remote
    created
  • The IDEA: To subsidize or make free all emergency requests going through our app, for those aged 60 years and older and a distant elderly relative.
    I woke up one morning, only to find out my wife's uncle in another is dead from COVID19. This project is to build an app to alert nearby hospitals or paramedics with a push of a button. On one hand, you see someone sneeze or cough, you click the button and paramedics or hospitals accept request to know your exact pick up location on the other hand. If the person is eligible, we will route them to the appropriate testing facility based on their location. Grants will be needed to cover cost each time an ambulance transports a patient. Map-Based Website, Quarantined, Isolated or At-Risk people can make request through the app.

    Remote
    created
  • 10 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The coronavirus required short-term solutions for the purchase of goods such as food or medicines. Above all, it is a matter of maintaining social distance to protect against new infections. Especially in supermarkets, it is very difficult to keep the distance from people because everybody eventually needs food. So how can we supply everyone with food and still reach a much smaller number of people in the supermarkets? That's when the idea came up: if I'm going shopping for myself anyway, why not go shopping for my neighbours as well? Here the story of Nexd begins.

    The app is designed to help everyone, whether they have a smartphone or not. People with smartphones can select their desired items in the app, specify the quantity and upload it as a shopping list. Helpers nearby see these shopping lists and process them when they are out getting their groceries. Now to the unique selling point: People without a smartphone can call a unique number nationwide. Here they can speak their wishes on tape. The recording is loaded into the app, where helpers nationwide can listen to it and convert it into a written list. These digitalised shopping lists are then available for processing by helpers nearby to the people making the lists. The helpers can choose as many shopping lists as they want and buy the items for them. Afterwards, they are brought to the people in quarantine. The payment process is currently managed by the helpers and seekers, but the implementation of payment processes like PayPal and such are planned.

    Worldwide
    created
  • 9 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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.

    Remote
    created
  • The application helps you to find out how many such people are right next to you and how many people with poor health you met in a day. Share your health anonymously (especially if you feel bad) to defeat the virus altogether. To protect yourself and your loved ones, avoid dangerous contacts or if they already happened on time, consult a doctor.

    California, New York
    created
  • 8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    An early warning system which maps local symptoms, deliveries test kits to high probable cases, and notifies health professionals of emergent symtomology and COVID cases so they can have more time to prepare a response in their area

    remote
    created
  • 8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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.

    Remote
    created