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NIX Lends a Hand: How we Developed a Website to Coordinate Volunteers’ Actions during the COVID-19 Outbreak

The challenges of the modern world require decisive action. That’s why NIX has engaged in the local non-profit initiative and developed an online platform that helps people affected by coronavirus pandemic to find help from local volunteers. The first website was launched in St. Pete, FL, and now NIX is ready to create a similar resource for other cities in any state at no cost. Here is the story about how it all went down.

Website Development for Volunteers

On the Platform

St. Pete Together is building a space to match those with local resources to those who need support during the COVID-19 crisis. In cooperation with the volunteer group, NIX has created a platform for volunteers who have the power, desire and time to help people affected by the threat of coronavirus infection. Either you’re a doctor who needs a babysitter for your kids, or an elderly person who cannot leave the house, or you need a consultation from a lawyer, you can go to the website — stpetetogether.com — and find a volunteer who can provide you with the assistance you need.

COVID-19 Volunteers
  • Babysitting,
  • Donations,
  • Education,
  • Errands,
  • Financial Planning,
  • Legal,
  • Medical,
  • Organizing,
  • Technological,
  • Training.
  • coronavirus pandemic,
  • statistics,
  • and actions to be taken to protect yourself.

On the Development Process

Just as with any other regular project, we faced certain difficulties developing this web platform. Of course, the main reason was the lack of time. We understood that the result has to be delivered within the shortest terms, and tried to do our best to reach the goal as soon as possible. In order to deliver the platform in time, we decided not to follow our regular flow, but to choose a shortcut scenario, however, without loss of quality and functionality. We knew that people need help already today, so our developers were ready to work overtime too. The Project Manager always stayed in touch with the guys from St. Pete Together, providing them with the updates and letting them know how the work flows.

What’s Next?

The website has been functioning less than a month, but has already proved its usefulness and relevance: St. Pete Together receives a dozen volunteer applications every day, and even more requests for help from local people. We are happy that we gained a chance to be a part of such a helpful initiative and hope the platform will continue functioning as a space where people can get free help even when the pandemic ends.

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