Initiatives appear on our site via skilled independent changemakers (pro-active volunteers) who visit them and personally vouch for them. They showcase their Journeys. They contribute their skills, share their ideas - and inspire us.
2. largest on the web
Thanks to kind support from the makers of websites, we are already the largest searchable collection of free and low-fee "Volunteering Opportunities" on the internet. And our dynamic communty will keep it this way. But there's more...
3. web 2.0, listening
Of course this site is integrated with twitter, facebook, youtube, flickr - bringing all that fuzz to the true grass roots initiatives that really need them. And we care a lot for every suggestion we get!
4. web of trust
We offer ways to establish trust and distinguish between scams and struggling grass roots. Link back to your CouchSurfing profile (or other trusted platforms) to underline your true support.
5. active outreach to initiatives
Our community actively reaches out to the smallest grassroots that are not yet "linked in", the ones that can't yet reach to the water.
Sounds sweet. But does it work?
Let's find out! So far, we have connected finance experts with microfinance institutions, construction workers with community centers, caregivers with orphan homes, and many more...
Why not give it a try?
There's no need to sign up. It's all open. You can find your Initiative now. And please spread the word on Facebook & Twitter...
...or DOsign up and put struggling Initiatives on the map by clicking "Add Initiative"... it might kind of make this world a little bit better.