There are times in life when really all you can do is hold on tight and get through each day. If you’re in that moment right now, we hope you will take good care of yourselves and focus on maintaining your mental and physical health. Others may feel that they have the bandwidth to be of service right now. If that is the case for you, we thought we would send some volunteer opportunities that can be done from home.
- Connect with the elderly.
What talent, entertainment or learning experience can you share with Seniors via Zoom? Lead a CONNECTT program for senior citizens during this time of isolation. Sessions are 45 minutes long. You participate in a Zoom meeting group from your home. Can you offer a musical program, an armchair travel discussion, a casual lecture? Any ideas are welcome. The organizers will work with you to schedule a time that works for you. Send ideas to [email protected].
- Share your voice.
Vocalid is company that crafts custom synthetic personalities using crowdsourced voices so that individuals living with speechlessness can be heard in a voice that is uniquely theirs. Share your voice and help drive innovation in voice technology through VocalID. If under 18, this requires a parent to sign a waiver.
- Help the Smithsonian.
Transcribe an original, historical document in the Smithsonian’s collection and help make it accessible to all students around the world. Click here to register.
- Help the UN.
Apply for an online volunteer job for the United Nations. Click here for volunteer opportunities.
- Show your appreciation to deployed military and first responders.
Operation Gratitude sends care packages and letters of gratitude to military, vets and first responders. There are several ways to be involved from home, including making paracord bracelets, which can be used to save lives in emergency situations. Click here for more information and to register.
QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs. From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules. The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews. Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience. Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.