Wondering how you can volunteer from your home? Here is a list of opportunities that need your help

By Allie Patterson -

online volunteer

Many of you are wondering how you can find opportunities to help others during this remote-based climate. We have compiled a list of volunteer projects below that you can take part in remotely. There are even a few that are appropriate for younger members of your household.

Please let us know of any remote volunteer projects and organizations that we can add to our list for sharing. We’ll be updating this post with new information periodically, and please note that opportunities that are kid-friendly are marked with an asterisk*.

Organization

Project Description

Digital/Virtual?

United Nations Volunteers Skills based opportunities in: Project Management, training, technology development, art and design, and more… Yes
American Red Cross Monitoring/updating online conversations for disaster affected people via social media. (Twitter and/or Facebook) Yes
Smithsonian Transcribing to help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible Yes
Catchafire Various skills based opportunities supporting a variety of non profit organizations Yes
Translators Without Borders Fluent in at least two languages? Help transalte medical texts, crisis response, etc. Skills based opportunities are also available. Yes
Project Gutenberg Free eBooks - help proofread, volunteer your voice to create audiobooks, procure eligable paper books, mail CD/DVD eBooks to those without internet access Yes/No*
Cardz for Kidz Make and send handmade cards to uplift the spirts of children and seniors in hospitals around the world No*
Missing Maps Help create detailed map locations to help humanitarian organizations plan Yes/No
Hire Heroes USA Help a veteran or military spouse with career counseling, mock interviews, or general outreach Yes
The Trevor Project Provide crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth through text, phone or chat Yes
Young Minds Trust Provide crisis intervention for UKs first 24/7 textline. Training required - you can use VTO for training! Yes
Family Eldercare Lifetime Connections Without Walls allows for volunteers to facilitate telephone activities for older adults living at home Yes
Tarjimly No-commitment personal transalation service for multi-lingual volunteers! Yes
AgeUK Print and deliver postcards to the elderly in your neigborhood so that they can stay indoors while you help them with errands No*
TechSoup Answer technical-related questions in forum or write technical-related articles for hundreds of thousands of non-profits around the world Yes
Upchieve Virtual tutor for low-income high school students - no time commitment! Yes
Prince's Trust Mentor Mentor young persons looking for work or wanting to start a business - UK only Yes
Beacon Foundation - AU Mentor small groups of youth across Australia to reduce youth unemployment Yes/No*
CareerVillage Crowd-sourced career Q&A for underserved youth. Come answer questions about your career and career journey! Yes
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