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This Excellent Volunteering App Is Connecting Helpers With Those In Need

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

onHand

onHand is a volunteer army ready to help wherever needed.

In uncertain, turbulent times, it’s helpful to know that good people stand ready to help. Community groups have been springing up the length and breadth of the country, and now one tech company is pitching in. onHand, an online volunteer platform which boasts some 5000 volunteers in London, have been scaling up their operations to get help where it’s vitally needed.

The mission is pretty simple: matching fully DBS-checked volunteers with tasks around town, whether that be shopping for an elderly person who doesn’t want to risk leaving the house, or picking up medication for someone with underlying conditions. And with the most vulnerable UK citizens now being advised to stay inside for up to twelve weeks, onHand’s work is only going to get more valuable.

As Sanjay Lobo, onHand’s CEO, explains “We’re already receiving life saving requests
for medication and food. With an army of volunteers and tech to deploy them, we are ready
to help many more within London”. Plus, with a reported 400 new volunteers signing up every day, they stand to help many more over the coming weeks and months. Outstanding work!

If you’d like to learn more about onHand, or fancy signing up for some volunteer work yourself, check out their website.


Also published on Medium.