Giving Compass' Take:
- Here is a list of ways to volunteer while social distancing via web, remote, self-guided, and donation-based methods.
- How do issues of access serve as barriers to volunteer while social distancing? What are creative alternatives? How can donors better support volunteer opportunities during this time?
- Read more about volunteering during COVID-19.
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While practicing social distancing is crucial for the health of our communities, there are plenty of ways to safely volunteer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more about virtual volunteering opportunities!
Web-based volunteering is the perfect way to help out while self-quarantining. All you need is a web-enabled device like a computer or smartphone and internet connection, and you can help out with activities like:
- Transcribing or Translating
- Contribute to Scientific Research
- Play Video Games
- Creative Content
Remote volunteer opportunities are ones you can do from anywhere, without needing a computer.
- Wellness Check Calls
- Making or Assembling Goods
- Writing Cards and Support Letters
Social distancing doesn’t mean that you have to stay at home though, there are plenty of opportunities you can do while out-and-about solo.
- Beautification and Clean Ups
- Non-Contact Delivery
While financial contributions are always needed by organizations, here are some things you can donate that you may already have!
- Give Blood
- Donate Food to Pantries
- Loan Some Computing Power
- Donate Your Time By Tutoring
Mutual aid is a term that really just means neighbor-to-neighbor help - big or small.
Read the full article about volunteering while social distancing from Golden at Charity Navigator.