Many platforms and apps are now dealing with the question of coordination and intermediation between volunteers and aid organizations. On ichhelfe.jetzt, people willing to donate their time or other resources can indicate specifically what they have to offer. Registered organizations can use this pool of offerings as and when required. Therefore this platform differs from others (such as govolunteer.com or helplinge.com) where helpers usually respond to requests from helping organizations.
Since its founding in August 2015 by the social entrepreneurs Anja and Johannes Bittner from Dresden, the platform boasts over 27.000 offerings across Germany and more than 100 organizations. As it comes apparent though, the website is struggling with actually matching those. Many offerings rest idle. To further facilitate the execution, especially for the helping organizations, therefore constitutes the main challenge for 2016.