VFP (volunteer for Palestine)

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Group 8

Project Title:

VFP (volunteer for Palestine)

Group Color:


Project Participants:

Issa O. Abuaram, Rajeh Dana, Omar Juba, Osama Abuaram, Farah Abuqasem, Dareen Zidan, Bridget Roddy.

NGO Project Lead:

Issa O. Abuaram from PIEFZA

Technologist Project Lead:

Bridget Roddy.

Project Presenter:

All Team

Group Number:

8 + 9 (17)

Summary of the Problem

This is a description of the problem situation. What kind of people mission better if this problem is solved?

Working on enhancing the voluntary soul in the Palestinian youth toward their society Make them connected with the organization that needs voluntary services How to motivate and incentivize the volunteers

Summary of the Proposed Solution

This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem.

Develop a model that NGOs can use to find volunteers, keep them updated, and let them know about volunteer opportunities through a social network

Technology to Solve the Problem

Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used?

  • Facebook
  • SMS
  • Mobile app (later on, for international audiences)

Existing solutions or relevant links

What other information could help technologists working on this idea?

  • A facebook page for volunteers in Palestine
  • Jobs.ps
  • Forus-ps.blogspot.com

Follow-on Actions Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people.

  • Create facebook group
  • Promote the project - reach out to NGOs to let them know this site exists
  • Plan road shows
  • Reach out to universities, schools, and other youth groups/unions, sport groups
  • Establish member list to invite to join the group – both organizations and volunteers
  • Plan in person events
  • For SMS, ask Jawwal for low cost/free solution (or ask other association for funding)
  • Use mobile application – have volunteer build application for international (and eventually local) volunteers to find opportunities