Stichting: Senior and student matching for every day help during corona crisis
Coronavirus initiative that helps senior citizens in finding help from student volunteers
What is the initiative?
Online platform for students to volunteer their time and help seniors in their area. Elderly citizens can register their needs that usually include shopping and picking up medicine. Students also assist with other simple tasks that frequently become challenging for older people, such as setting up a Skype account to stay in touch with the family during home isolation, cooking meals, contacting a doctor's office or learning new relevant information about the pandemic. The site has enlisted over 200 student volunteers in the first week. Currently, the platform also accepts donations that will be used to provide volunteer benefits for students in hardship situations and to promote the initiative in offline channels for better access for seniors.
Who is it for?
Senior citizens and students in the Netherlands.