A simple volunteer app for disaster response
For when you need to quickly mobilise a whole community
Mobilise a large community
Onboard and manage thousands of volunteers in a matter of hours.
Instantly accessible for everyone
An easy interface that anyone can use without a volunteer training session.
Quick signup to help requests, live chats and mass messages
Manage spontaneous volunteers at scale
Mass communication and volunteer management system
Instantly connect help requests with available resources.
Share resources and leverage two-way communication to check on community members.
Get detailed participant logs of all missions, trainings, events and activities – a single source of truth for your reports.
Private and safe space
Zelos is a safe environment that brings clarity to collaboration. As an administrator, you have full control over who can access your project and user data. All projects are encrypted and GDPR compliant.
How does it work?
Spontaneous volunteer coordination during disaster situations
Spontaneous volunteers self-deploy to help. They are not formally affiliated with any established relief organizations or government agencies. While spontaneous volunteers can bring valuable assistance during emergencies, their involvement also requires coordination and integration into the overall response efforts.
During disaster situations, safety is paramount. Spontaneous volunteers need to fit seamlessly into the existing response structure to avoid disruptions and confusion. Central coordination enables better integration with established relief organizations, government agencies, and professional responders, ensuring a unified and coherent response.
Spontaneous volunteers can play a significant role in immediate actions taken to address the immediate impacts of a disaster.
Search and Rescue: Volunteers who are physically able and trained can assist in search and rescue operations. This can locate and extract survivors trapped in debris.
Shelter and Care: Spontaneous volunteers can help set up temporary shelters, distribute food, water, and essential supplies to affected communities.
First Aid and Medical Support: Those with medical training can provide first aid and basic medical care to the injured. This can be life-saving assistance until professional medical teams are able to arrive.
Communication: relaying important information through social media, helplines, and other communication channels. This can help affected individuals locate their loved ones or find necessary resources.
Volunteers are a critical resource when rebuilding and restoring communities and infrastructure after a disaster.
Cleanup and Debris Removal: Volunteers can help with debris removal and clearing damaged areas, allowing for faster recovery and rebuilding.
Community Support: Spontaneous volunteers can offer emotional care and help affected individuals cope with the aftermath of the disaster.
Community Rebuilding: Volunteers can participate in community-led rebuilding projects, such as reconstructing homes, schools, and public facilities.
Resource Coordination: Volunteers can assist in coordinating resources, donations, and volunteer efforts to ensure effective and efficient recovery.
In the beginning of the Ukraine refugee crisis, Tallinn City office mobilised 2000+ volunteers in a matter of days.
“We needed to get things done and people scheduled without much space for errors.
Zelos helped us keep the human touch in teamwork. Despite the crisis, we still had a very clear and up-to-date overview of the who, where and when. “
– Hannele Känd, volunteer coordinator