HomeAgain VR is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven community that offers human connection through shared virtual experiences.
HomeAgain is a grassroots, membership-driven community made up of virtual tour guides and travelers who regularly connect with one another to build friendships and promote positive human connection. Our platform empowers its members to start a healthy habit by expanding their social community, learning new things, and offering their time and companionship to someone else. A series of shared virtual experiences, including travel destinations, museums, and wildlife, serve as icebreakers for conversation. Overall, we are a new kind of social platform that puts the focus back where it belongs: on the people.
Volunteering for HomeAgain VR is a very rewarding experience. As a volunteer you get to play around with an exciting new technology, work with a people from a variety of backgrounds who look forward to your visits, and best of all, bring smiles to faces and take part in incredible moments.
My favorite part of volunteering is hearing resident's stories and finding VR experiences for them. In my several volunteer sessions I have witnessed both caretakers and residents of elder care facilities laugh, cry (with joy!), be amazed, and have old memories triggered. In some cases you work with disabled individuals or those in memory care, and seeing their faces light up with recognition when you show them a place they went in their youth is incredibly moving. I can't recommend HomeAgain VR enough!
I've helped out with several of HomeAgain VR's activities in senior living. The atmosphere is always happy and energetic thanks to enthusiastic volunteers and senior residents who seem to love the new technology. I saw a woman cry tears of joy when she got to visit the Oregon Coast again thanks to VR.