Jon Nadler Philadelphia in Volunteers, Charity Apr 16, 2020 · 1 min read · ~100

4 Apps That Help You Give Back in Your Community

4 Apps That Help You Give Back in Your Community

The importance of giving back has been stated time and time again. Even the smallest of gestures and deeds can make a massive difference in one or many lives. It can be hard to find the perfect fit or even find any opportunities that suit your preferences. Luckily, there are so many apps that can connect you with local charities and nonprofits to get you volunteering in no time!

Olio

You’ve no doubt heard about ride sharing, but what about food sharing? Olio is an app that connects individuals with local shops in their area. It aims to provide food to those in need, reduce waste and tries to bring people together over a common cause to forge a stronger, more connected community. Households or businesses can participate by taking pictures of what food they have available and someone can drop by to pick it up.

Be My Eyes

Navigating the world without vision is a daunting task. Maintaining independence is something that usually is sacrificed for those who are blind because they cannot perform certain tasks on their own. Be My Eyes sought to change that by connecting those with low or no vision with someone who has full vision through video chat. The volunteers can help with everyday tasks like reading mail, browsing or shopping online, or even navigating their surroundings. 

Charity Miles 

Do you take lots of walks? Donating to your favorite charity without spending a dime is simple with Charity Miles. Simply download the app, pick your favorite charity, and get walking! For every mile you walk, the app will donate $1 to one of 40 charities you can choose from. You don’t have to walk either. If running or biking is more your style, the app can track those miles and have them count towards your donation!

Wakie

In the digital age we live in, it can be hard to forge genuine connections with those around us. While you can connect with others on most apps, Wakie takes the connection to another level by facilitating voice-based conversations. The app aims to fight loneliness and improve the mental health of its users.