We are an independent online community engagement platform, creating a space for people, charities, organisations and locally-led initiatives to build a better recovery for the country and world out of on-going disruptions and crises.
We want responsible community action - now!
Make civic engagement in the UK more accessible:
As the go-to platform providing community-led resources and initiatives for people in the UK to support and help others, we enable them to realise that no matter how much time or money you have, there is always something that you can do.
For all UK and global citizens to be actively engaged in achieving a better and fairer world recovery from climate, health and social crises.
A Message from our founders
We are Florence and Ümran and we both work in the social sector. Through collective action, we want to replace fear and helplessness with hope.
Among our friends and communities we are seeing a huge desire to help and support each other. This is why we created What Can We Do? as a community hub.
We welcome all suggestions and really hope that you find this space helpful! Please share widely to ensure everyone has access to this information.
Meet The Team
Ümran is extremely passionate about creating inclusive social impact and most recently worked in Istanbul with a global gender equality and women's empowerment organisation. She has 5+ years of experience in the social and private sectors and has an academic background in international development, gender, education and economics.
Florence has always been passionate about supporting others and community organising, with a career in the charity sector and involvement in volunteering and fundraising for a number of years. She currently lives in Brighton and works for an INGO. She is also a Co-Founder of the youth advocacy organisation Our Generation for Inclusive Peace which lobbies for sustainable and inclusive peace globally.
Marketing and Communications
Emily is usually based in Chongqing, China, but is currently based in Bow, East London due to COVID-19. She has 4+ years of experience in PR, marketing communications, social media, events and reputation management. She loves volunteering and has been very involved during the pandemic.
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Anaïs recently completed a Masters in education, gender and international development. She has a keen interest in advocating for gender and refugee issues and previously worked for a UK charity helping children into education in some of the toughest places.
Jenna has a range of experience in marketing and working with young children. She is particularly passionate about the climate crisis and inclusive opportunities for all - globally and in the UK.
Ruth is currently a Computer Science student at Warwick University and webmaster for Warwick RAG. She loves volunteering and helping others, particularly within Girlguiding and Scouting.
Content and Research
Lauren has just finished her degree in History and Politics and will be starting a Masters in Migration Studies in October. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone feels they can contribute to the issues they care about, and has worked with various health charities in the past.
Sarah has a strong interest in the issues that many young people are facing and currently works for a children’s charity. She has had a career in the charity sector for over two years, firstly working with student and University group partnerships and is now overseeing a range of volunteer projects.
Social Media Officer
Niamh has just finished her Masters in Development Studies and has a keen interest in development and migration issues. She has a history of student fundraising - previously heading up the University of St Andrews Charities Campaign.