Volunteer work is something incredibly important in our current day and society. With so many people still in need, and hunger and illness ravaging across the world, it becomes crucial for you to lend a helping hand to those who need it; to assuage some worries and soothe some ails. But while volunteering is an incredibly important decision that everyone should consider at least once, it can be difficult for those new to the volunteering scene to make an entry into volunteering. After all, how do you know which nonprofit organization is good for you? And even when you do, how do you get in?
Luckily, in our current age of digital advancements, there are more than a few mobile apps out there that were created specifically to streamline the volunteering experience. Ingenious and altruistic mobile app developers from all over the world, whether these are mobile developers in the US or China or even mobile app development companies in Malaysia, have sought to make the volunteering process much less difficult for those of us who want in on the volunteering scene. So if you’re interested in volunteering, but don’t really know how to access it by traditional means? Here are 3 mobile apps that can help you start volunteering from the home!
Golden Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to volunteer somewhere, but unsure where and how to do it? Golden Volunteer Opportunities is a mobile app that’s here to resolve all your pre-volunteer anxieties.
Golden Volunteer Opportunities specializes in helping you find the non-profit charity organization or cause that fits your time, area, and passion. Once launched, the app immediately shows you all the available volunteer organizations and work that are currently in your surrounding area – though you can also further specify your search via the filters they have available! These filters include things such as whether you prefer outdoor or indoor work, working near to your home or school or other location, and even the time periods you’re available to do volunteer work! In other words, Golden Volunteer Opportunities ensures that you’ll be able to find and contribute to a cause you’re passionate about, and to do so in a way that makes it easier for all new potential volunteers.
Be My Eyes
Despite the improvements constantly being implemented in our day-to-day life, it’s clear that the world has very often dismissed the needs of blind or low-sighted people. Braille is immensely underused in everyday public utilities despite the need of it for this demographic to read, and even things like beepers on traffic lights – to alert blind people to road safety, something that should be given freely to all – are not often implemented in the streets. Considering these examples, it’s very evident that something, somewhere, needs to change – and to do so, the Be My Eyes app was launched.
Be My Eyes is basically a mobile application that helps blind or low sighted people find sighted people to help in everyday tasks. Something as innocuous and often taken-for-granted as finding a certain color of shirt or reading a package label can be difficult for blind or low sighted people, so this app can allow sighted people to volunteer to be this community’s figurative ‘eyes’ and help them in various scenarios. As of 2019, the Be My Eyes application has received millions of sign-ups from blind and sighted people alike; all hoping to be a part of a community that helps those in need.
There are tons of people in the world right now who want to help the homeless, and even more people who are homeless. For these people, giving and donating can be an incredibly important and life-changing thing to do – but how do you do it?
A lot of times, those who desperately want to help the homeless community simply don’t know how to begin with doing it. However, The Samaritan is a mobile application that can seemingly change all of that. Launched in 2016, the app can help those find and help nearby homeless people they may pass by on a day-to-day basis. Homeless people signed on to the app will wear Bluetooth beacons which, when passed by a person who has downloaded The Samaritan app, will notify said person, allow them to read the homeless person’s story, and even let them donate to said homeless person via various online means, such as Apple Pay or PayPal.
There are millions of people out there who need a helping hand in some form or another. Whether or not it’s something large and visible or small and less-so, simple acts of volunteering can very easily change someone’s life. So if you’re unsure how to start volunteering via traditional means, these mobile apps are here for you; just one download away.