Review of Australian volunteer organisation, Help me with it

The nonprofit organisation Help me with it connects people who need help with people who want to volunteer to help out. Help me with it is not a volunteering clearing house with a purpose of connecting volunteers to community organisations. Instead, Help me with it labels themselves as “digital disrupters in the social service and volunteering sectors”.

How does it work? Help me with it connects individuals who need help to do one-off tasks with individuals who can volunteer their time to fix, clean, care, shop, transport, garden, sort, teach and more.  The site is all about individuals helping individuals. Community organisations may refer their clients to volunteer and corporations may refer their employees to do the same.

The interesting aspect of this organisation is the fact they do not model themselves as a volunteer clearing house and, in fact, do not assign volunteers to community organisations. Instead, Help me with it is a people to people model. Think Airtasker.

The organisation piloted in Brisbane in May 2016 and has plans to explain nationally in 2017.