We make it easier to offer, accept & request help
Connect to your community, make it easier for your friends to accept help, find out who in your neighbourhood can use a hand and sign up to be notified when your favourite organisations are looking for volunteers.
Struggle with asking for friends for help when physically ill
Struggle with asking friends for help when struggling with mental health
Would be relieved if friends ‘forced’ their help on them
Say that an app could make it easier to accept help
What We Do
Friends, Family & Colleagues
We all get sick or have otherwise a tough time every now and then. The good registry is here to make it easier for you and your loved ones to offer and accept help. We have a research based setup that will make it all feel a little lighter.
Sign up and get notified when your favourite organisations are looking for volunteers! Think animal shelter, human rights organisations, hospitals, events … we could go on. Good registry also allows the government and municipalities to send out citizen surveys – make sure your voice is heard!
Find out what needs to be done near you with our GPS function! You set the distance and we show you what needs to be done near you! You choose an activity and the app will allow you to get into contact with the person or the organisation.
Good Registry in 4 Steps
See someone struggling? Nominate them to create a good registry.
The nominee sets up a list of items they would be willing to accept help with.
People can get access to the list through invite. This way it stays as personal as you want it to be.
Friends can then select the item that they would like to help with.
Why it works
Everyone loves to help. We offer our help often in generic terms but usually our friends, family members or colleagues still feel like they would be a burden. At the good registry we try to work around these inhibitors and the shame associated with asking for help or intruding by helping without being asked.
We don’t ask someone to come up with what they could use help with all on their own. We give suggestions. We say ‘pick at least three’ it can be simple like ‘go for a walk’ or ‘call’ or more personal like ‘help me get a therapist’. The person gets to say not what they need help with but what they are willing to accept help with. We acknowledge that asking for help is sensitive and requires a lot of vulnerability as well as some nudging.
The last step is that the ‘helpers’ get to choose which item they want to help with. This way we minimise that our loved ones, colleagues or neighbours feel like helping is a burden.