Hi I am new here and I am not sure if I have got the right concept of this community. I joined because I wanted to do voluntary work in the light of the recent pandemic sweeping the world and in light of getting aid to war torn countries. If I can help in this way during lockdown and beyond then I will feel I have contributed to helping. However, I am struggling to even start!!!! I would like to get in touch with the community to understand how you all tick :). I do not want to be one of those statistics who sign up and then doing nothing. If there is anyone who can help me understand and get me started. I am a complete novice but am willing to learn and help in anyway shape or form. If my understanding of mapping is not for volunteers then I will cancel my enrolment and not bother anyone any more. Thank you in advance.

asked 20 Sep '20, 14:13

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Please look at https://learnosm.org/en/beginner/ - I hope that will help you to start.

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answered 20 Sep '20, 16:39

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Most people are voluteers, but most people map in their own region, where they can add important local information. You can however take a look at hot osm (https://www.hotosm.org/) for humanitarian, remote work.

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answered 20 Sep '20, 19:11

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Moreover you can reach your local community and talk with them on more topics for example via forum:


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answered 25 Sep '20, 12:29

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