What inspired us to create this project, is when we discussed what our volunteer experiences were over high school and how it changed our perspective on the community and changed us as leaders. We established that the 40 hour graduation requirement is absolutely necessary and it helps students to develop in full functioning members of society.
What it does
Our app essentially conveniently allows students to access volunteering opportunities, keep tracks of their hours, experiences and gives them personalized opportunities. Our app, Volunteen encourages students to get involved and continue being active members in society despite COVID-19.
How I built it
Using proto.io we were able to adapt our ideas into a prototype to demonstrate the idea we were trying to communicate.It also provided a visual for our project and how it will transpire and the links between our ideas.
Challenges I ran into
Throughout the development we struggled with developing a concept initially - because we wanted to have something interconnected to humanitarianism - but were not able to agree on a solidified idea - as such the development and growth of our idea was probably the biggest challenge for us.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Completing the prototype such that everything is interconnected was a huge accomplishment for us - seeing as we spent the past few days on it and allowed us to see our ideas flourish. It also let us really put a face to our concept and gave us a physical copy of our brainstorming.
What I learned
Throughout this process, we learned the intricacies of the economy through research - as we had to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on non-profits, but along with that we developed an understanding of how to create an app that can address a problem and simplify the lives of individuals.
What's next for Volunteen
In the future we would add more features to the app and develop the personalization such that Volunteen becomes a volunteer helper almost and ensures students are getting perfectly calibrated and interesting events to volunteer their time too.
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