It’s the season of giving, and what better way to celebrate than by giving your time to a worthy cause? If you can’t manage to commute to an on-site volunteer position, or you don’t have large chunks of time to spare, consider becoming a virtual volunteer.
Virtual volunteering offers flexible hours, and you can complete all of your tasks from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a phone and an Internet connection! Check out these available positions from our favorite volunteer site, VolunteerMatch.
Excel VBA Programmer: Innovators in Health, which runs a public health program in India, needs a volunteer with demonstrated experience in Excel VBA programming to help them with two projects.
Web Developer: Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees needs a volunteer to update their website. The volunteer should have experience with Square Space, be able to devote a few hours per week for three months, and be willing to collaborate with office staff via conference calls.
Education & Literacy
Student Education Consultants: Emanuel and The Mainline Ministries, Inc., needs student volunteers to help develop a critical thinking and communication program for 8th-11th grade students. Volunteers will be asked to review power point slides and give their input. There are no right or wrong answers! Volunteers should be at least 15 years old and able to dedicate two hours per week.
Writers: iN Education, Inc., is searching for volunteer writers to contribute to its magazine, Zealousness, an “internationally-minded educational resource which promotes education [by] featuring articles, opinion pieces, and pedagogic advice.” Writers should be able to commit five hours per week for three months.
Reviewer: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needs a volunteer with experience in middle school education to review their “healthy oceans” handbook. The reviewer would be responsible for helping the book be more engaging and appealing to a middle school audience. The position requires about 25 hours of work.
Membership Guru: The Louisville Sustainability Council needs a volunteer to develop and help implement a strategy for recruiting and maintaining members. The volunteer will work with the Executive Director, board members and volunteers, for 30-50 hours over a three month period.
Health & Medicine
Project Specialist: Griffin Ambitions, a grassroots mental health organization for students, needs a volunteer for its Electronic Programs. This volunteer will “support the national roll out of educational programs using online and trending digital facilitation methods,” as well as perform other administrative tasks. The right volunteer will be willing to submit to a background check and able to dedicate seven hours per week.
Seamstress: Ascend Hospice needs volunteers to sew Memory Pillows, which are made from the clothing worn by patients who have passed away. Memory Pillows serve as comfort for deceased patients’ surviving family members. Clothing and patterns will be provided.
Stocking Stuffers: The Villas at Sunny Acres needs volunteers to fill and send in Christmas stockings, which will be passed out on Christmas morning. Many residents do not have family members to celebrate with on Christmas morning, so volunteers are needed to send stockings of good cheer. This is a perfect opportunity in which to involve your kids.
Sports & Recreation
Social Media Specialist: The Learning Illumination Center needs a social media whiz to attract people to their organization and push their message to the masses. The right volunteer will find relevant information to post on behalf of the organization and know how to use social media to strategically benefit the mission. This position requires about twenty hours per month.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, simply go to VolunteerMatch’s home page and search for a cause you care about!
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