The end result was a web application, built on React (JS) and Laravel (PHP), that allowed individuals to sign up as a volunteer or alternatively for organisations to sign up with volunteering opportunities. Our simple idea proved to be a labour of love but was well worth it!
Doing this meant that volunteers could look for a particular opportunity that an organisation had created. Something along the lines of, a recycling charity that wanted volunteers to help with litter picking.
As innovation time only allows us to work on a project for a week, we did think of ways that this could be expanded in the future by allowing individuals to post volunteering opportunities. An example of this could be an elderly person that needed help with their garden on an ad hoc basis.
We like to think that there still are a lot of ways that this platform could be utilised and provide a solution for not only volunteers looking for opportunities. But for organisations needing volunteers and also a way to manage it.
What Does The Web App Do?
Allowing volunteers to find real opportunities posted by credible organisations.
Update your profile
Having the ability to update your profile to let organisations know when you are available to help with their volunteering opportunities.
Allowing organisations to find volunteers that are ready and eager to help as well as providing a platform that can help manage the process.
Critical search functionality
Being able to search for volunteers or opportunities based on location or skill set required.