2020 taught us that there are many ways to serve your community and one way that is here to stay is Virtual Volunteerism. IICF has compiled a list of ways to serve the community remotely and give back in ways large and small.
When volunteering, please be certain to follow all local and related health and safety guidelines.
Through IICF's virtual volunteering resources, we can help:
7 Cups - Be a volunteer listener and offer emotional support.
AARP Create the Good - Search AARP's virtual volunteer database here for an opportunity.
American Red Cross - Search the volunteer database or participate in:
Covia - Calls to Seniors (must pass a background check and participate in a 2 hour background check)
Distributed Proofreaders - If you like to read and help with grammar, this is for you.
Hire Heroes USA - Help veterans with mock interviews, career coaching remotely.
Learning Ally - Volunteers create audiobooks for students with learning differences; our member students may be blind or have a vision impairment or have a learning difference like dyslexia.
Our Military Kids - Participate in IICF's Share Your Thanks Campaign through September 11 and write a thank you note to the child of a parent who is deployed. More information here.
Phil's Friends - Send encouraging cards to people fighting Cancer through their Cards of Hope program.
Send Catered Food or Essential Items to homeless shelter -
- include notes/donations of essential items. Check with your local food shelters for opportunities. Most local shelters have needs ranging from food items to soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, etc.
Smithsonian Institute - volunteer by transcribing historical documents.
eBird - Track bird populations and migration patterns.
Translators Without Borders - Fluent in more than one language? Use your skills to do translation work for good.
Trevor Project - Trevor Chat/TrevorText volunteers are trained to answer chat messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.
United Nations - Apply to volunteer with the UN.
UPchieve - Be a virtual Academic Coach to at-risk students.
Vello - 1:1 Tutoring Program.
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Find virtual volunteer opportunities in your area. The websites below offer filters by region and type of opportunity you are interested in:
Have a nonprofit you would like to add to this list? Please contact Kelly Hartweg at email@example.com