We are a UX designer and an Architect. Over these last days we thought to dedicate our time to create an online platform to support the vulnerable and self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak. The platform assists in the delivery of groceries and medical supplies to dog walking, counselling and mindfulness based on volunteering service.
There are many volunteers that are willing to help the vulnerable during this difficult time. However, at the moment there is a lack of a structured platform that connects immediate the vulnerable with the volunteers to allow immediate help and protection for both parties. The aim of the project is to interconnect the volunteers with the self isolated.
The volunteers can assist with running essential errands and delivering medical supplies. Furthermore we are aiming to connect the volunteers dog walkers with the 'homealoners'. As our pets have their own needs too when we have to self isolate.
Our platform supports counselling and mindfulness in a volunteering base. We need to keep our mental health well in order to keep strong physically.
Our vision is to launch the platform in UK as soon as possible as it is now that is much needed. We would love to see the platform scaling globally as other countries are facing with the same problems.
The money raised will go to the development side of the platform. Creating a user friendly application that can be used from the vulnerable and elderly. The user will be able to login and register with the platform. Therefore the nearest available volunteers will be assigned to help with the requested task.
Apart of the development side of the app, the fund raised will be directed to the marketing side to make people familiar with the platform. There is a tight timeframe. Thus, the marketing investment is crucial too.
Moreover, in order to assist our volunteers we need to provide them with some credits to pay upfront for the vulnerable requests. In order to achieve the platform to run smoothly we need to dedicate time and expertise on the admin side to reply to requests and make the necessary arrangements.
We believe that during any crisis people need to work together and we would love to see this project happen. More than ever we need to stay connected!
Thank you very much!