Virtual Volunteering - Engaging the World
Virtual Volunteering is a wonderful way to engage and support the community both locally and around the world! Traditionally, volunteering may have been an in-person activity — but it doesn't need to be live and in-person! See the list of suggested virtual volunteering options available - and feel free to explore these and more to share your time, talent and yourself to connect with others while making the world a better place through virtual volunteering.
Give the gift of your time and talents - and receive the gift of gratitude and thanks in return
...while making a difference and positive impact for others!
Career Village | Help provide career advice for underserved youth with CareerVillage.org. Career Village is a nonprofit that crowdsources career advice for underserved youth from professionals online. Students post questions or To Do Lists (a career planning tool) about any career and volunteers answer the questions and suggest To Dos that are relevant to their experiences and expertise.
American Red Cross | Help address disaster relief by volunteering with the American Red Cross. When disaster strikes, Digital Volunteers can assist by: Monitoring online conversations for disaster-affected people who may need Red Cross help, sharing important disaster updates and resources through their personal social media accounts, offering a compassionate voice to people who have been impacted.
Translators without Borders | Use your knowledge of different languages to make a difference at translatorswithoutborders.com. Translators without Borders (TWB) depends on volunteers to translate millions of words. They work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs. You can volunteer with TWB if you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language. Whether you are interested in translating medical texts or translating for crisis response, there are engaging projects available to suit all preferences. Professional translators are especially encouraged to apply.
Crisis Text Line | Support people in crisis using active listening and collaborative problem solving at crisistextline.org. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.
Smithsonian | Embrace your interest in History. Volunteer to transcribe historical documents at transcription.si.edu. Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. Join 14,791 "volunpeers" to add more to the total 516,426 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed since June 2013.
7 Cups | Do you consider yourself a good listener? Donate time to listen to people in need at 7cups.com. 7 Cups is a world-class listening service made up of compassionate, caring individuals offering to lend an ear to those in need of support. Getting started as an active listener is easy and rewarding in many ways. You’re in complete control over your displayed availability, so you can listen as often as you like.
Card Making | Send well-wishes with handmade cards to those in need. Create cards for military members, children in hospitals, healthcare workers, seniors in senior care facilities or cancer patients (or any other hero in your community) in need of emotional support. Your kind and encouraging words will lift the spirits and bring joy to those who need it most. Cards can be sent anytime throughout the year and can be birthday-themed, holiday-themed, seasonally-themed or “just because.” This project can be done individually or as a way to engage your entire team.