A new app on your phone will help you find places to volunteer.
Chip’N is a new application for your phone that allows users to find and create volunteer events. People can earn “chips” that they can spend in an online marketplace whenever they volunteer.
“We’re not only social media activists, we’re getting active in real life,” Darryl Perkins, the co-founder of Chip’N, said. “We are using our phones to organize and mobilize on the ground.”
Perkins said the motivation for the application came from the volunteer work he did with his father as a kid. When he got older, he realized there were a lot of people willing to volunteer but struggling to find places to give back to their community. His app hopes to make it easier to do that.