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ONLINE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  1. REGISTER TO VOTE. Young people are the largest underrepresented voting bloc in the U.S. When you vote, you have the power to elect representatives who will vote and enact policies you care about, that effect your life. If you care about racial justice, environmental justice, student debt, or any other issue, VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL ENACT POLICIES RELATED TO THOSE ISSUES. Register to vote at umassd.turbovote.org.
    • Step 1. Type umassd.turbovote.org into the browser on your phone or computer.
    • Step 2. Answer the questions. (NOTE: You will need a government-issued ID number if registering for the first time or changing your address/political party)
    • Step 3. Already registered? Go to the link, and answer the questions. TurboVote will send you reminder about upcoming elections, your polling place, and help in requesting an absentee ballot (if needed).
  2. BE A CARNEY COACH: VIRTUAL HOMEWORK ASSISTANT. Join the Leduc Center's Carney Coaches and support one of New Bedford's elementary school, Sgt. William H. Carney Memorial Academy. As a Carney Coach, you will provide 2 hours of virtual homework support to elementary school students in our local community. If interested, please contact dhealy@umassd.edu or talecoursx@gmail.com.
  3. TAKE THE UMASSD SOUTHCOAST 60 SERVICE PLEDGE. Complete 60 hours of service in a year and get RECOGNIZED and REWARDED for your effort. Online volunteering counts!
  4. REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT WITH THE ECOCHALLENGE. Create more environmental and social good alongside your peers and thousands of global changemakers this October 7th-28th during The People's Ecochallenge. Take the challenge, and connect the dots between your values and the impact of your actions. Join Team UMassD Cares at https://peoples.ecochallenge.org/participants/join?referral_code=61c0ffe2-6ea5-4151-b3d7-e5b517692af0&team_invitation=true. For more information, contact Jess at southcoastserves@gmail.com.
  5. SHARE YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS. Looking for a way to help? Need a creative distraction? Getting sick can be lonely and scary. You can help with #GETWELLWORLD a Global Art Project to Support Patients with COVID19 sponsored by You Will Rise Project https://youwillriseproject.com/getwellworld/
  6. HELP THOSE IN CRISIS. Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely - anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. https://www.crisistextline.org/become-a-volunteer/
  7. CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMON GOOD. Visit http://ysa.org/covid/ for a list of 10 GREAT ideas and resources on how we can help. Let’s all do our part, so when this crisis is over, we’re proud of how we came together.
  8. ORGANIZE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Learn how to set up your own “neighborhood pod” to pool your community’s resources, help each other, and create solidarity! https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1j8ADhLEuKNDZ1a_opmzudywJPKMXcNKu01V1xY2MiIA/mobilebasic You can also join a Mutual Aid Network. Search for a local one.
  9. MAKE REAL WORLD IMPACT. Do Something has a useful list of connections for online volunteering. https://www.dosomething.org/us/articles/9-places-to-volunteer-online-and-make-a-real-impact
  10. HELP THE RED CROSS VIRTUALLY. For a wide range of volunteer opportunities where volunteers can engage remotely, type “virtual” in the search bar to find virtual/volunteer from home positions. https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=rco_opportunity_browse_list
  11. SHARE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS.com provides free 24/7 emotional support to others via online chat. Want to help by becoming a listener? Sign up at https://www.7cups.com/listener/become-a-volunteer-listener.php
  12. CHECK OUT OPERATION WARM: VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. Virtual volunteering is a convenient way to help a great cause. You just need to click on a link and get started. https://www.operationwarm.org/blog/25-volunteer-jobs-to-do-from-home/
  13. CHECK OUT 27 VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. Volunteer with a variety of different local, national, and international organizations and institutions from the comfort of your home. Organizations include TED Talks, the Smithsonian, and much more. Just follow the link to check it out! https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/virtual-volunteer-opportunities.html
  14. MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device – by volunteering online. https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en
  15. CATALOG COMMENTS FOR THE BIG COMMENT CATALOG. Cataloging can be a welcome distraction! To learn more and sign up, visit https://sites.google.com/view/title-ix-comment-count/home.
  16. BUILD A MORE IDEAL WORLD. Idealist.org has a great list of virtual volunteer opportunities to help build a world where everyone can lead free and dignified lives. https://www.idealist.org/en/careers/how-to-virtual-volunteering