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Volunteer at Home

Volunteer at Home

Looking to make a difference with your new-found free time? Try this virtual volunteer opportunities:

Help the visually impaired: Be My Eyes helps the visually impaired see the world around them through a simple video call (must be 17 to sign up).

Make books more accessible: Bookshare scans and proofreads books to make reading easier for those with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers (must be 16 to sign up).  

Put your computing to good use: Folding@home and Rosetta@home use your computer's unused power to run simulations for disease research.

Use your creativity: Traveling Postcards, The Hunger Challenge and Make Cards for Hospitalized Kids are all looking for creative postcards and artwork to help change lives. 

Help digitize history and science: Zooniverse, The Smithsonian, and The Library of Congress need help organizing and transcribing documents from Hubble telescope photos to diaries from civil war soldiers. 

Put your acting skills to good use: Librivox volunteers create audio recordings of books, short stories and poetry in the public domain. 

Observe your surroundings: National Geographic has a great list of research projects that need citizen scientists to test their water, record frog sounds, spot birds and more.  

Looking for more? VolunteerMatch has thousands of virtual volunteer opportunities.