Want to volunteer, but unable to commit to the time or physical volunteering? Then virtual volunteering is for you. Give as little or as much time as your commitments allow. Check out some of the opportunities below:
Prince's Trust are currently looking for e-mentors to support young people on their online Enterprise programme. Mentors are needed to help young people explore if starting a business is right for them. Although some business knowledge is helpful, the role focuses on motivating and supporting your mentee and you will receive full training and a dedicated point of contact.
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The United Nations Volunteers
The United Nations Volunteers [UNV] programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organisations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges, anywhere in the world, from any device. They are currently looking for people to: design leaflets and posters for a UNICEF project of adolescents development, translate English to Korean for a project focusing on strengthening Health Care in Bolivia and write some project proposals for the Refugee’s Welfare Association, and research possible donors for Soccer Balls for kids in Africa with the Youth Press and Development Org – you name it, they’ve got it.
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Zooniverse have a global community who help them do what they do. The main ways of volunteering with them are helping them with classifications on data, being a beta tester on projects they've yet to launch, and being a moderator for a project.
Other microvolunteering projects
SkillsForChange - skilled microvolunteering
fCancer - donate skills to cancer charities by the hour
Citizen science volunteering From astronomy to zoology, wildlife surveys to exploring diaries from the First World War – if you have a passion or a curious mind there should be a project to suit you
You will have heard many a time that volunteering makes you more employable, (highlighting that your initiative, social conscious and ability to work as team) but most find that volunteering ends up being more than just an extra bullet on their CV. The beneficial effects of volunteering on health outcomes have been well documented. Research has found that participation in voluntary services is significantly predictive of better mental and physical health It has been proven in and countless papers outline that ‘students get a sense of relief from getting off campus for a few hours each week and devoting themselves to something productive that allows them to take their mind away from the pressures of college life.