You can all stop baking banana bread - the HUMAN-US launch!

I am so excited to welcome you to HUMAN-US!

HUMAN-US is a membership website for everyone and anyone who wants to do some good by volunteering to their community or donating to a cause that means something to them.

If you had told me twelve months ago that we would be launching our platform to the world, I wouldn't have believed you. As I reflect on a year of hard work, I wanted to share our journey so far with you.

The first steps on our HUMAN-US journey began in March last year, when I started a small community group to help my neighbours during the first lockdown. What started as handing out a few leaflets grew into a full blown movement. During this time, I realised that it was my generation and the younger generations who really came forward to help. Unlike before, you understood the urgency of the world's problems, you wanted to help our little planet and the people on it by standing up for those in need. This wasn't just about the virus, but also Black Lives Matter, Climate Change and a ton of other causes. It's just that nowadays everything is aimed at making it easier to be selfish rather than selfless, right?

So, I imagined how we could change that. Why are volunteering opportunities still aimed at the retired generation? Why hasn't the industry caught up and been able to offer us on-demand ways we can help via technology?

Together with Natalie, we spent the next several months researching what could be done to make this a reality. Between working full time, we designed and built a platform, sorted all the scary legal bits and convinced heads of non profits to believe in two young women who had never done anything like this before... HUMAN-US was born.

I'm so proud to say that from today, you can join the HUMAN-US movement. You will have access to volunteering opportunities that are one off events or longer term projects, that are in person or remote, that will all empower you to make a real difference. We have also curated a range of donation opportunities, so you can give back to causes that you are passionate about - from animal rescue to gender equality.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has joined me in this journey so far – to our supporters, collaborators, partners and the team.

And most importantly, thank you to our volunteers – for the compassion, for your love and for your fire!

Let's do something kind today!

Charlotte Bale, Co-Founder/ Director


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