The Supportclub

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Our idea: The Supportclub, let’s look after someone, as a team
The Supportclub makes volunteering for another person fun and easy to do. Our app carefully designs teams around a person in need, based on skills and fields of interests. Our network partners invites people that need a little help or company, informal care to make a profile as a supportee. Our campaign recruits people that want to help somebody, the supporters. They also make a profile.

The Supportclub app matches supporters based on their interests and skills. The app creates (temporary) teams around a supportee, e.g. Annie → Support team Annie. The Supportclub facilitates the teams to work together for Annie providing handy features like notification, a calendar, chat and monthly meet-up for the team.
The Supportclub proposition for supporters:

  • look after a person that needs some help (18+)
  • in a carefully designed team
  • for a fixed period of time
  • with social team activities
  • facilitated by an app

Join the Supportclub!
The Support club proposition for supportees:

  • Do you need some help or company?
  • Register yourself at The Support Club and get a team. Three to five people that are willing to look after you. They do it together and make new friends while doing it.
  • You let us know what your needs are and we do the rest.

Join the Supportclub!  

Project phase

Currently we are doing research to find supporting organisations and funding to develop the app.

What is the goal of the project?

The goal of the project is to facilitate volunteering work for a person (omzien naar elkaar) and to connect people from different generation, yet in the same part of town. With the Supportclub more people in need will get some help or informal care.

What is the result of the project?

All members of the Supportclub are citizens, as supportee or as supporter. The app creates the Supportteams, the real value is created outside the app, in real life. Supportees can be elderly, refugees, singe parents, (temporary) diabled persons.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Currently we are starting up. The team now consists of two ZZP'ers, Mario Tedde en Marijke Krabbenbos. We are involving more team members and partnering organisations.

What is the next step?

Talking to people, getting feedback.
Deciding how to proceed.
Starting a legal foundation and raising funds or first an mock-up and user tests.

What can other cities learn from your project?

If this works, it can work in all cities. Like the concepts of Buurtgezinnen, NL Cares, Resto van Harte, Vier het leven, etc.