We’re building an ecosystem where volunteers can more easily find and register for opportunities and then get rewarded VolunTokens, metrics of appreciation from the community to the volunteers for their actions of social impact and altruistic behavior. These tokens can then be redeemed at local businesses for a discount on goods and services or for a donation commitment from the business to the NGO where the tokens were earned.
We believe that by doing this we not only are facilitating and incentivizing volunteering, but at the same time we are building a stronger sense of community engagement and strengthening the local economy by spreading values of acting and buying local. Our goal is to create a replicable system of quantification of social good and of resilience building for local communities through the use of a digital local-currency. This way we believe we can spread ideas of altruistic behavior and eventually build a more compassionate economic system.
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