Virtual Volunteering: Read, Sign Up And Make A Difference

Volunteering is something which we do purely for the joy of just giving back. We’ve heard the phrase “with the advent of the internet”, but we truly realized its power when we volunteered for a good cause online, from the comfort of our homes. Now, you can make a difference in the world and contribute only by having an internet connection. Here are some virtual volunteering options:

United Nations Online Volunteering Service

Contribute to worldwide peace and development, and address sustainability challenges through the UN’s online volunteering program. You can write, edit, research, translate, teach and train, use your artistic and designing skills, administer and work on various projects or help in tech development with this free of cost service.

Till date, they've successfully gathered 12,000 volunteers across the globe and made the process easier than a face-to-face setting.

Child Rights And You

CRY is a non-profit organization that works for children’s rights. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of kids there and bring a smile on their faces, we'd recommend you try out their virtual volunteering options. You can delve into online research, write and edit content, help in translation, help in design development and IT, and monitor news.

This is a great learning opportunity and a great way to make a change.

Translation Without Borders

If you’re fluent in more than one language, you can contribute significantly to TWB. There will be a variety of texts for you to translate, such as medical copies, crisis responses and other intriguing material. You can also work as a project manager, graphic or web page designer or help in fundraising.

We Are Crazy

We Are Crazy is an international organization that provides one of the most fun and innovative ways for you to volunteer online. They deal a lot with social media marketing and have interesting roles for you to choose from, either education-related or their worldwide club.

They also provide flexible work hours (you get to choose between 1 week, 3 months and 6 months; 1 hour daily for each) and a certificate at the end of your volunteering journey.

iVolunteer

iVolunteer has recently switched to online volunteering in lieu of social distancing. They have great opportunities for you to work on at the comfort of your home on any device of your choice. The impact of volunteering this way is also high since it leverages higher skills and helps you hone your own talent.

Chezuba

Chezuba connects NGOs who have a requirement for volunteers to people who are eager to help and make a change using their skills. You start by creating your profile and then browse for projects according to what you like and apply. It's that easy! Choose from a variety of skills such as proofreading, audio and video editing, fundraising, marketing, copy writing, accounting and finance, social media, graphic designing and more.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is an online library of 60,000 free ebooks. You can choose from different epub and kindle books and either download or read them online. They claim to have the world’s best literature and come completely free of cost to readers. If you love reading and would like to contribute back to authors, here’s your chance.

Project Gutenberg signs up volunteers to proofread books, procure eligible paper books, burn CDs and DVDs for people without internet and promote themselves on the internet. You can also donate to them and help their cause.