With many in-person projects cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IICF lists many ways to safely make an impact in the communities where we live and work.
Some of the suggested activities include:
AARP Create the Good: Search AARP’s virtual volunteer database here for an opportunity in your community.
American Red Cross
– Missing Maps Program
– Blood donation
Hire Heroes USA: Help veterans with mock interviews, career coaching remotely.
Homemade PPE Masks: For healthcare workers, homeless programs/shelters, etc. Many opportunities are listed on VolunteerMatch.com.
Smithsonian Institute: volunteer by transcribing historical documents.
Trevor Project: Trevor Chat/TrevorText volunteers are trained to answer chat messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.
United Nations: Apply to volunteer with the UN.
UPchieve: Be a virtual Academic Coach to at-risk students.
Virtual Tutoring –Provide tutoring services and support for high school students in statistics and government courses through virtual Microsoft TEAMS and Zoom platforms.
Read more about IICF volunteerism during COVID-19 here.
The IICF also provides volunteering opportunities throughout the year. It has hosted the Week of Giving since 1998, generating over 300,000 hours of volunteer service, and contributing $40 million in community grants since its founding in 1994.