Volunteer as a Sitter for Essential Workforces

Social distance is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19, but at the same time, our communities must support our healthcare and critical infrastructure workers so they can continue working. During this challenging time the Komae app is available for free as a tool to help schedule and manage childcare coverage for our most essential workforces.

The Komae app is a cooperative childcare app that provides an important care management option for healthcare workers, first responders, and those working for essential businesses. Traditionally on Komae, parents swap ‘Komae Points’ as a way to manage and coordinate care for their children within a trusted network. If you’re someone who would like to help but is not in need of babysitting services yourself, you are still able to participate by offering to sit and asking for no Komae points in exchange. In this way, the app can be used to coordinate the rotation of care days and communicate need within trusted groups.


As of Tuesday, April 28th, Komae is no longer taking volunteer submissions for the purposes of matching to families in need of care. If you are still interested in serving your community with volunteer sitting, we welcome you to participate in the following way:


  1. Download Komae and create your account.
  2. Share Komae with working parents you know who may be in need of care.
  3. After they join Komae, invite them to your village where you can offer to fill their care needs for free.