JoeVolunteer Austin, Texas LAUNCH, Baby!
Organized by: Chip Franks
JoeVolunteer, the "Uber for Volunteers" is launching in the ATX on August 1st!
Have you ever tried to volunteer, but really didn't know where to start?
Have you been afraid to volunteer because of time requirements?
Or... Have you tried to volunteer, and the organization didn't really have their act together?
Well--JoeVolunteer is about to change that in a VERY, VERY cool way (not that we're biased, though)! With JoeVolunteer, you simply open our App, it knows where you are and the types of places you'd like to help (community, animals, poor/homeless, sick/elderly, and/or children/teens)--and it produces a feed of places near you that need your help...even if it's only a one-time thing, or if you only have a little time here or there to help others.
It HELPS you HELP others, and makes spreading human kindness nearly friction-free.
We're already working with organizations like Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and many more! We will have dozens of opportunities for our Joes when the App launches.
They will be in real time, and you can Spread Kindness by volunteering with a simple click of a button! ***We'll pause now for the audacious awesomeness of that to sink in***
And Austin is GROUND ZERO for our Nationwide (and later, Worldwide) launch! We're using it as a testing ground to find out where the bottlenecks in our system are, where there are problems and bugs...so that we can fix them to launch in other areas where we have JoeVangelists in charge of making it a success in their areas: New York, Miami, Boston, San Diego, Toronto (we know that's in Canada and will make us International, yo!)...and more.
Here's what we're using the money for: Continuing build-out for the App. This is the first version, and we're eager to add "friend," functions so that you can volunteer easily with your buddies; "Push Notifications," that won't be too annoying (promise!) to let you know when new opportunities to help in places you'd like are available; AND we have a social media budget to help get the word out to all of the kind souls (like you!) that want to help their fellow human beings. We'd also like to prepare our native Android app too, because some people use those, from what we've been told.
We are also arranging the, "Million Acts of Kindness," in Austin this year. Like the name implies, we're going to encourage one million A-OKs (that's the key metric for JoeVolunteer). Think of the people that this will help! It's real, it's tangible, and it's reachable with your help!
So, know that any donation to this is appreciated. It's precious to us (like Gollum), and the money will be going directly to help our BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal) of increasing Volunteerism by 10-fold...throughout the ENTIRE WORLD. Oh, yeah. You read it right! Our aim is not modest, and your help is needed!
Thank you for being a gold-hearted soul that would read something like this and even considering contributing to the cause!