Projects

CoVCAP: Coordinating Volunteers supporting COVID-19 affected Persons

CoVCAP provides cities with a toolkit for targeting volunteer support to the most vulnerable in our communities during crises, thus mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and maximising scarce resources. As the number of unpaid carers, informal support networks, volunteers and support professionals are meeting critical demand elsewhere or are themselves ill, people who are vulnerable or ill themselves will need support to carry out basic living tasks including shopping, refilling prescriptions, traveling to medical appointments.

Project Description

  • Covid-19
  • 01 July 2020
  • 6 months
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • € 325 858

CoVCAP provides cities with a toolkit for targeting volunteer support to the most vulnerable in our communities during crises, thus mitigating the impact of COVID-19

Challenge


Manual matchmaking between vulnerable people and volunteers is a challenging task if their number is high due to some crises (such as COVID-19).

Main Objetive


Supporting cities in the coordination of volunteers helping ill people to carry out basic living tasks

Output


A platform to request services (e.g. guiding during travel), offer volunteer help, make the pairing, evaluate the service and monitor all these tasks)

Partners


Project lead


Laszlo Vajta Budapest University of Technology and Economics vajta@iit.bme.hu
Karim Garri Urban Software Institute GmbH karim.garri@umi.city