If you do not believe you should engage in face-to-face volunteering, look for virtual opportunities (that can be done remotely or project-based activities that can be done without much supervision). Contact your local partners and ask if you can help them with organizing fundraising campaigns, help to create content, manage their social media or perhaps even connect virtually with those they assist (via a webinar or conferencing technology tool).
Some additional ideas that we hope can light a lightbulb for you can include:
- Teaching elderly and students how to use a web-conference line or screenshare.
- Play match games, or mentor or teach students and the elderly new skills via screenshare.
- Proofreading content, media and articles.
- Record audio books.
- Develop websites on a WSYSWIG like wordpress, squarespace or weerbly.
- Research or Analyze data on certain topics.
Donate money and in-kind supplies to organizations. Food banks have been hit particularly hard at this time. Use GivePulse to search for your local food banks and contact their admins to see what you might be able to provide.