Who We Are
Reach4Help is an open-source and volunteer-run initiative connecting people in need with volunteers who can help during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Through the development of open-source and accessible tools like our global map of aid organizations for volunteers, people in need, and volunteer organizations alike, we’re building a large-scale network of help.
Our vision is to create a global network of resilient local volunteers organizations to empower and support their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and future crises beyond. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that anyone, anywhere can reach for help.
How You Can Contribute
We're currently looking for help on the project in several fields, especially in React development, design and marketing. If you’d like to help, please take a look at the Onboarding Steps. You can find more details on how to prepare the environment and the guidelines on how to contribute to the repo by looking at the instructions for contributing. We'd be honored to have you join our humble abode!
A global interactive map visualizing over 10,000 volunteer organizations supporting communities in need around the world! We're looking for help reaching out to more organizations and for developing the map further (especially in optimizing loading all those data points). Check it out live here!
Alongside organizations like the COVID-19 Help Hub in Montréal, India One Alliance headquartered in Delhi and EMK Center in Dhaka, we're currently prototyping a platform to automate the menial tasks of volunteer coordination and request management, thereby cutting down valuable time and money for these organizations. Going forward, our goal is to engage more organizations in the design and development of this platform to make sure we can scale it effectively for various charitable campaigns, from food distribution for needy communities to vaccination drives for the elderly.
Our website highlighting the project and our hardworking team of volunteers. Check it out live here!
Our first app matching individual people in need with individual nearby volunteers who can help. With over 300 volunteers and users across the world, this became a successful proof of concept for us to take the project to the next stage, involving community aid organizations directly. Our backend layer manages all the data for our main app. Check it out live here!
This is our mono-repo, containing all the sub-projects we're working on. If you haven't already, please take a look at our instructions for contributing before proceeding. We also expect everyone to abide by our Code of Conduct. Thank you!
Preparing the repository
Yarn workspaces to manage this repository, so all NPM packages, for all directories, can be installed using the following command in the root directory. First, install yarn globally:
npm install --global yarn
Then, install the packages in the root directory:
Adding new NPM Packages to the monorepo
To add a new project to the repo,
simply create a new folder and its
then add it to the
"workspaces" property in the
package.json file in the
root of this repository.
At this point running
yarn add or
yarn install in any of the sub directories
should update the appropriate
and update the
yarn.lock in the root of the repo.
Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):
This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!