Tech tools

Collaboration tools

Volunteer and community outreach tools

  • MobilizeAmerica. A volunteer engagement tool which has offered their apps for free for mutual aid organizers.

  • Action Network. A volunteer engagement tool that has offered their apps for free for mutual aid organizers.

  • Golden. Has specific tools designed to support mutual aid organizing.

  • SignupGenius. Allows volunteers to “claim” tasks and activities.

  • NextDoor. A social media platform for engaging with whole neighborhoods. Has some useful features for mutual aid organizing.

Mapping tools

  • MutualAidNYC’s mapping team is building new features to make the map on our website more interactive and useful. To make feature suggestions, send us a message on the Mutual Aid NYC Slack channel #digital-data-mapping, on the GitHub mapping repo, or by email to You can see more of our mapping work and join us on GitHub.

  • BetaNYC’s map aligns different ways of setting boundaries of districts together to help with defining a neighborhood.

  • Medford and Somerville Mutual Aid’s straightforward resource explains how to use Google forms and Google Docs to create a map. They provide information allowing non-coders to create a map that matches volunteers with needs and shows available groups in the area.

Data and privacy

Recommendations for keeping volunteer and requester information secure when building mutual aid groups: