Based in Los Angeles, the Do Good Bus invites volunteers on regular rides to undisclosed locations to work with them there to do good.
Regular Springwise readers may recall the various “mobs” of volunteers we’ve covered in recent years, including, most recently, Big Help Mob in Australia. Such efforts have tended to involve a highly focused “blitz” approach to helping others in a short space of time, and now much the same tactic is being used by the Do Good Bus as well. Based in Los Angeles, the Do Good Bus invites volunteers on regular rides to undisclosed locations to work with them there to do good. Each trip on the Do Good Bus is different, and volunteers never know ahead of time where they’ll be going or what they’ll be doing. The organizers explain: “Everyone likes a little mystery, right? We keep our rides a secret to add an element of fun, but also to avoid any pre-conceived ideas or opinions about the cause our volunteers will be helping. This allows volunteers to show up with an open mind ready to help.” No matter where the destination, however, participants learn about nearby causes and work to deliver hands-on assistance. Activities range from working with kids to building new homes to creating guerrilla gardens. Every ride includes breakfast, dinner or lunch and lasts between four and six hours, depending on location. Rides can also be hosted or sponsored; this fall, the Do Good Bus is partnering with the band Foster the People for a North American tour of music and volunteering. It’s been close to a year since our last volunteer-mob coverage, but the Do Good Bus suggests the trend — much like its Random Acts of Kindness cousin — is still going strong. How could your generous brand play a role? Spotted by: Jordan O’Neil