If you have access to a computer, there are thousands of different volunteer opportunities that are available to you — from your home, residence hall room, or anywhere with an Internet connection.
Don’t forget to report where and when you served using our online: ShipServes Reporting Form!
Creative Service Options
Write a Letter to a Migrant
Hope can’t be quarantined. Write a letter to a friend in immigration detention, sharing a message of hope and helping them to feel less isolated during this difficult time.
Color a Smile
Color a Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.
Pursuing volunteers to send a card, letter or note once a week to someone undergoing chemotherapy.
Love for our Elderly
Write kind, handwritten letters to mail to senior facilities.
Virtual Service Database Options
DoSomething is a global nonprofit organization with the goal of motivating young people to make positive change both online (and offline) through campaigns that make an impact.
Catchafire matches professionals with nonprofits based on their skills, cause interest, and time availability. Students will find tons of skills-based volunteering opportunities, many of which can be completed virtually.
Create the Good
Create the Good aims to help those who are interested in helping others and want to give back, but can’t due to not being physically present. Type in your zip code and find opportunities within your community.
Do-It is a national volunteering database that has more than a million meaningful opportunities both online and locally!
BookShare is searching for online volunteers, to either scan books to be added to the collection or edit books that have been scanned.
Read and record chapters of books.
Humanitarian & Global Volunteer Opportunities
UN Volunteering is searching for volunteers to make a global difference. You can help with writing and editing, translation, technology services, research, and advocacy (short and long term)!
Due to Covid-19, volunteers are able to find ways to help from home. All you have to do is check your local food bank using their website and find out how you can help!
Bethesda Project is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, housing and supportive services to chronically homeless and formerly homeless men and women in Philadelphia. (Help Virtually)!
Mentoring & Counseling
7 cups is searching for volunteers to be an online emotional support person. Become a listener today!
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is an online, social networking community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-24, and their friends and allies. Online volunteers monitor the TrevorSpace site in an effort to maintain a safe online space for young LGBTQ people.
Points of Light
Points of Light has a wide range of virtual service opportunities. Virtual volunteers can complete short-term or long-term tasks, in whole or in part, typically off-site from the organization or person being assisted.
Telephone Reassurance Volunteers
Telephone Reassurance Program for senior citizens is in need of dedicated, outgoing, friendly volunteers. Volunteers make brief phone calls to ensure the safety and well-being of homebound senior citizens living in Montgomery County.
Please email to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.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 identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems
Health and Social Justice
RAINN is the world’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Due to COVID-19, volunteer training has been translated to a remote platform and is being held on a monthly basis. Find out how you can volunteer today!
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross needs volunteers to act as digital advocates. Volunteers can help generate donations to the Red Cross while shopping for themselves online, by setting up online fundraisers or by spreading awareness through social media.
Amnesty Decoders is a global network of digital volunteers that help both research and expose human rights violations virtually.
Fill PA with Love
WITF, Capital Blue Cross and WellSpan Health are offering FREE postcards as part of the "Fill PA With Love" for the Transforming Health's "Here With You" campaign. Anyone can request a postcard collection to write messages of encouragement to send to people that may feel alone this season. All postcards are pre-stamped so senders do not have to pay for postage.