GoodSAM has been contracted by the UK government to recruit thousands of volunteers to help tackle COVID-19.
The firm, which has eight full-time employees, was given the task of designing a new service to find volunteers in just three days.
More than 650,000 people have registered as volunteers to perform essential tasks such as transporting food and medicine to the most vulnerable.
There have so far been more than 9,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the UK, with at least 465 deaths linked to it.
Click here for more BI Prime stories.
GoodSAM, a volunteer network startup, has been contracted by the UK government to recruit hundreds of thousands of volunteers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Founded in 2013 by Professor Mark Wilson, a neurosurgeon at Imperial College London, and former JP Morgan software engineer Ali Ghorbangholi, GoodSAM has connected thousands of volunteers with health services in the US, UK, and Australia.
Since Tuesday, the firm has signed up 650,000 people in the UK willing to deliver food and medicine, check in with elderly residents over the phone, and transport medical equipment.
At the time of writing, there were over 9,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the UK, with at …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology