International Virtual / Online Volunteer opportunities
•https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en -> Site from the UN with a lot of options for volunteering from home
•https://www.catchafire.org/-> volunteer search tool is exclusively for online volunteer projects.
•https://www.si.edu/volunteer/DigitalVolunteers-> Take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian’s massive collections and participate in a variety of research programs
•https://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/-> For those fluent in more than one language, check out this nonprofit that combines language skills with humanitarian aid.
•https://www.zooniverse.org/-> Zooniverse is a platform for people-powered research that literally wouldn’t be possible (or practical) without the help of online volunteers. Spend as much or as little time as you’d like identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems, or transcribing Shakespearean manuscripts.
•http://www.gutenberg.org/help/new_website.html–> Founded in 1971, this may just be the virtual volunteering effort that started it all. The goal is to create the largest digital library, and so far they’ve amassed 59,000 free eBooks. Volunteer by donating eligible materials, transcribing books into a digital form, or proofreading others’ work.
•https://www.bemyeyes.com/ -> Download the app and help bring sight to blind and low-vision people. Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
•https://www.ted.com/participate/translate -> An online community of volunteers who subtitle TED Talks and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders.
•https://www.storiitime.com/ -> Set up a free remote storytime video call with your child and a senior. Volunteer to be a senior reader. (only available in US, Canada & UK).
•https://www.careervillage.org/-> A global platform where students can ask questions and professionals can answer them.
•https://helpwithcovid.com/-> A group of tech volunteers have created a tech-specific virtual volunteer opportunities.
As ever don’t feel bad if you can’t give back right now, you be you, and it’s Ok to not be ok.