Travelling the World
"She told me all about her kids and how much she loves gardening and reading."
-Carol, Stay Connected volunteer
"We went to the Eiffel tower! It's wonderful that you can see it together."
-Lyta, Stay Connected user
"Last week we did an Egypt tour. We're doing England this week since he's always wanted to see Europe."
-Alex, Stay Connected volunteer
Our Stay Connected initiative is for everyone, and we are offering it for free as long as the COVID-19 situation keeps people in mandatory isolation.
When you sign up with us, you unlock access to dozens of beautiful visual tours around the world and a team of "travel buddies" who will guide you through them. These travel buddies are our volunteers, who donate their time to act as both companions and docents. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see the "Volunteer" section.
Who We Are
Welcome to our page! HomeAgain VR is a nonprofit organization that uses immersive technology to bring together people of all ages, abilities, and income levels. We envision a world where everyone has access to companionship and adventure, and where physical isolation never has to equal loneliness.
HomeAgain VR was founded in 2018 with the mission of bringing immersive tech to older adults as a form of enrichment. Since then, we have visited dozens of senior living communities within the Puget Sound region to offer VR activities to their residents. The result has been hundreds of smiles, laughs, and even tears of joy when someone is immersed in a location that has meaning to them.
Accessibility is at the heart of everything we create. Although our Stay Connected program is for people of all ages, we put great effort into designing user-friendly adventures for people with little to no experience in tech or VR.
VR Headset is Optional
A VR headset is recommended, yet not required, to participate in our program. As long as you have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a microphone, you can use our platform to connect with our volunteers or be a volunteer yourself. While VR headsets make the experience more immersive, you can still chat with a buddy, learn about different destinations around the world, and look at 360° pictures together without one.
If you do decide to purchase a VR headset, the two that our platform currently supports are the Oculus Go and the Oculus Quest. (Note: We are not affiliated with Oculus and do not receive compensation if you purchase a headset). You can see links and details about each headset by clicking the following button:
Our team is committed to fulfilling HomeAgain VR's vision of creating a world where everyone has access to companionship and adventure. Feel free to learn more about our leadership and board by clicking each profile.