As the Coronavirus takes grip, forcing many older, vulnerable people into self-isolation, UniTaskr wants to show its support. We plan on mobilising our 10,000 strong, low-risk student workforce in order to connect generations just when they need it most.
With UniTaskr, currently ranked No. 5 in the app store, the desire between the strongest and the most vulnerable people in society to connect, to do business and do good, is clearly catching.
Whilst social services and the NHS are overwhelmed with those in need, UniTaskr will be charging no fee to the public to post a task, payment will go directly to the Taskr via the app’s secure payment system. Taskr’s can also choose to waive their fee as a volunteer as part of their #Task4Help campaign.
Last week thousands of new students signed up to the app and have shown that they are willing to accept the public’s errands.
The public will be able to post a delivery task, on the UniTaskr app or website outlining key information, such as what they need, when they need it and where they need it delivered. Local students are notified and can apply for the task. The buyer can then assign a student to the task, and are then put into a private chat to communicate the finer details. Upon purchasing the goods the student will send through an image of the receipt alongside an updated task price for the buyer to release payment and delivery can then be made.
The #Task4Help initiative will be available to anyone who requires assistance, whether that be an elderly person who is unable to leave their home or a single mum who needs nappies for her child or someone that needs their dog walked. Whatever the task, big or small, to assist those in need.
Both the app and the website are user friendly, making it easy for those not familiar with technology. The UniTaskr platform can also be used by family members or friends to post a task on behalf of someone else, who might not have access to technology, so if you know of anyone who could use a hand, send them to www.unitaskr.com.
At a time when those vulnerable are feeling isolated and panicked, this initiative can have massive impact in providing a lifeline to many who are in a place of fear. It has the potential to unite our country and provide a sense of calm despite these extraordinary circumstances.
UniTaskr can be accessed via both website and app. (www.unitaskr.com) and is available on both Android and IOS app stores.
The founders of UniTaskr, Joseph Black and Oliver Jacobs, have always had a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and an ethos of people before profits and this decision to do something about Coronavirus is no different.
Joseph commented, “When the virus started to impact the economy, we immediately thought how we could enable the most at risk people and at the same time, empower our army of students”.
Oliver explains further,
“Supermarkets and pharmacies are straining to keep up with the demand of panic buying and online delivery services are currently showing a one to two delay. At the same time our students are at home as many universities, colleges and schools go on strike or won’t be on campus, in large numbers. It was obvious for us to connect the two.”
To post a delivery task, download the app on your app store, just search ‘UniTaskr’.
Together, we can help those in need. #Task4Help