During these uncertain times, we all want to do what we can to help others. Now is a great time to take advantage of virtual volunteer options. If you are able and interested, here are a few ways to spread kindness from home.
Help People With Reading Barriers
BookShare is an e-book library that helps people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, visual impairments, physical disabilities, and other reading challenges to read and enjoy stories. Containing over 800,000 titles, BookShare is always looking for volunteers to help expand its library. Volunteers can scan books to the platform, as well as proofread and describe images.
Learn to Be offers free and low cost one-on-one tutoring sessions to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. You can apply to become a tutor and help students with their essays, math homework, and more during one hour virtual sessions. The program will even allow your high school children to become volunteers!
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.
Translators Without Borders
Translators Without Borders recruits volunteers who want to translate texts into different languages for NGOs and nonprofits.
Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
Each penny that is collected through the end of their fiscal year will go directly to communities that are impacted.