Are you interested in volunteering virtually? Don’t underestimate the impact you can have and the communities you can serve remotely. Check out these volunteer opportunities:
UPchieve is a free, online platform that connects low-income high school students in the US with live, volunteer coaches (that’s you!) any time they need it. Their volunteer experience was designed to be ultra-flexible because they believe it should be easy for awesome people like you to help students succeed. You can help students from anywhere with an internet connection: whether that be from your desk at work or from the comfort of your couch!
Craft greeting cards; arts and crafts for delivery to elderly.
Volunteer your skills virtually to non-profits affected by COVID-19 moving their critical missions along.
Projects include social media advice, branding, project integration, sales strategy, recommendation on tech equipment. They pose a question, they show the estimated project duration (1 hour), call, email, etc. It helps professionals build their skills, and help another non profit with their mission.
View these virtual and remote volunteer opportunities, such as COVID-19 Notes of Encouragement program or a Card Shower.
Do you have great writing skills? Project Gutenberg aims to create the largest digital library, and so far, they’ve amassed 59,000 free eBooks. Volunteer by donating eligible materials, transcribing books into a digital form, or proofreading others’ work.
Start a friendly competition among your team (include families) to see who has the best vocabulary. For every correct answer on vocabulary quizzes, rice is donated to families in need through the World Food Program.
If you speak a second language, consider this option to put your language skills to good use. Volunteers provide translations to international organizations that focus on crisis relief, health
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, but even they could use a little help sometimes. Help make their collections more accessible by volunteering online to transcribe historical documents or edit Wikipedia articles related to their artifacts.