This summer we’ve noticed an increased interest in virtual volunteering opportunities. We’ve compiled a list of some unique experiences you can share with your employees. Not yet running a company-wide workplace volunteering program or haven’t figured out how to do this in the current remote or hybrid workplace environment? Check out our recent blog “Connect and Engage with a Virtual Volunteering Program”.
1. Smithsonian Digital Volunteers
The Smithsonian Institution needs digital volunteers who help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible.
2. Translators Without Borders
If any of your employees have foreign language skills, Translators Without Borders can use them to help people around the world get the information they need in a language they understand. This could be an especially attractive volunteer opportunity if your workforce is spread around the globe.
3. Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is a nonprofit that helps people in crisis through “active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.” They are always in need of volunteers to respond to text messages.
4. UN Volunteers
The United Nations has a permanent need for online volunteers who want to use their skills and expertise to “advance global peace, development and humanitarian efforts.”
5. Soldier’s Angels
Soldier’s Angels is an organization that connects volunteers with opportunities to write and send care packages to deployed service members.
6. Be My Eyes
Provide virtual assistance to blind and low-vision individuals who need assistance. Be My Eyes uses a mobile app that connects you to those in need for a live video call where you can help.
WhyHunger operates a nationwide database that helps people who need food. The organization needs volunteers to validate data that’s offered through a Find Food Map.
8. Red Cross
The Red Cross works with digital advocates who help take the organization’s needs and messages to audiences on social media.
9. Career Village
Give career advice to students who are trying to find their way in the working world through CareerVillage.
10. Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Make cards to encourage kids that are currently in the hospital. You gather supplies and make the cards, and Cards for Hospitalized Kids will put them into the hands of young patients.
Want to add employee volunteering to your engagement programs? Contact us for a demo today.