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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a difference from the comfort of your own home! Check out the virtual volunteer opportunities below.

Don’t forget to log your hours! Click here for instructions.

7cups – 7cups is building a world-class listening service made up of compassionate, caring individuals like you. 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.

American Red Cross Digital Volunteer– The American Red Cross always has needs for volunteers to act as digital advocates. Currently they ask for you to apply before being matched with a Volunteer from Home position. They greatly need volunteers in this time.

Be Fearless, Be Kind Global Youth Ideas – This is a list of dozens of fun activities that you can do from home to help others! You can sort them by area of interest or just scroll through.

Be My Eyes – Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers from all over the world through a live video call.

Book Share – Book Share offers thousands of books to people with reading disabilities. As an online volunteer you can either scan books to be added to the collection or edit books that have been scanned.

Call 2 Care – Call 2 Care is a telephone reassurance program for students and older adults during COVID-19. Adults are matched with University students and participate in two weekly phone calls to combat ageism and negative affects of isolation. If you or an older adult you know would like to volunteer for this program, please email

Catchafire – Catchafire uses their website to match individuals with nonprofits based on their skills, cause interest and time availability. You’ll find tons of skills-based volunteering opportunities, many of which can be completed virtually.

E-Mentoring – Students select their mentors based on the mentor’s experience and what the student is interested in learning more about. The mentors go through a training and then begin supporting their student through iCouldBe’s online platform for one hour per week. The focus can be on academic success strategies, career exploration, and post-secondary educational exploration and planning.

Ease an International Student’s transition to the U.S. – Help your student develop a better command of the English language, which has proven to assist past students in developing the skills necessary to progress not only in school and their careers but also in life. Share your life experiences, including your knowledge of American culture, and learn about your student’s background and lifestyle. Enjoy meeting a new friend and learning about new cultures.

Fighting Childhood Hunger – By becoming a policy advocate, you are using your voice to ensure policy makers hear what’s needed to defeat hunger. Stay informed on key legislative issues and get the tools you need to effectively contact your legislators here. And if you have a unique way you’d like to use your experience to be of help, email and explain your idea.

Get Well, World! – Create Get Well art, writing, music, performances, etc. Email your work to YWR will post it at, social media, and share it with hospital patients battling COVID-19.

Love for the Elderly – We’re asking for kind, handwritten letters to mail to senior facilities. Take 5 minutes and write a letter of love to a stranger.

Missing Maps – Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally ‘missing’ from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

Operation Gratitude – Three ideas for thanking our service men and women while you are at home!

Outreach360 – The Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend an after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge. Together, volunteers and students bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach their potential.

Points of Light – Do what you’re passionate about! Find hundreds of volunteer opportunities that are organized by topic or subject matter.

Small Yet Significant Kindnesses in the Time of COVID-19 – A large database of service and volunteer-oriented activities being curated and updated regularly. Look at the tabs along the bottom for suggestions by category.

Smithsonian Digital Volunteer Program – This program engages the public in making its collections more accessible. Digital volunteers transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and preserve these valuable assets for future generations.

Translators without Borders – Translators Without Borders recruits volunteers who want to translate texts into different languages for NGOs and nonprofits.

United Nations Volunteer Opportunities – A listing of over 100 different ways you can volunteer online for the United Nations

Virtual Visits with the Elderly – ALONE’s Support & Befriending service provides companionship to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit or telephone call.

Volunteer Match – Find hundreds of ways to volunteer during COVID-19 in this searchable database.

Is there something else you’d like to see on this list? Please email us at if you’d like to make a suggestion.

Don’t forget, you can always email a community liaison to find local volunteer opportunities, or look at the newsletter for more ideas!

Last updated: 7/12/2021