our mission

VOMO and Builders+Backers believe that we can unleash the power of individuals and networks working together to meet our communities’ needs head on. From the smallest of projects to the biggest, boldest ideas, we can all become people of action – serving and solving.

Through the Be A Neighbor campaign, we are using the power of technology to make sure everyone and every organization in any community can connect with and mobilize the volunteers who will be needed to respond, restoring empathy and engagement in America’s communities.



Sign up to safely help neighbors and frontline organizations.


Engage volunteers to fulfill critical local needs, at no cost.

All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That's one of the things that connects us as neighbors--in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.

Fred Rogers

Supporting Partners

Honor the public health recommendations.

If you’re delivering supplies or food to a family or organization, follow the suggestion of social distancing – ring the doorbell and then move away from the door, text the recipient beforehand, leave items on the porch. And, of course, everyone should be doing all of the basics (handwashing, limiting exposure) to stay safe.

Feel connected through solo volunteering.

Even if you’ve signed up for a solo volunteering opportunity – like delivering food to someone who needs it or distributing door hangers with information – know that the people you’re helping appreciate your outreach and you’re helping people feel connected. You’re also staying true to the health department’s suggestion of social distancing. But you can still share within the community and social media. Encourage others to join in the movement.

Look for opportunities that are limited in size.

We want to help our neighbors. But doing so, first and foremost, means not spreading a dangerous virus. As you commit to volunteering with others, look to do so individually or in small groups (10 or less people).

Stay home when you are sick.

This bears repeating no matter how obvious it seems. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well. There are ways to help from home. And, if we all do our part to stay healthy and prevent the virus from spreading, there will be plenty of volunteers to help in all the ways that are needed.

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Nonprofits & community orgs on the COVID-19 frontline face a growing volunteer crisis in critical areas — blood banks, food pantries, feeding programs. Join us so we can gear up to serve safely: http://bit.ly/2U06Zft #beaneighbor

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