How can I find virtual volunteer opportunities?
I will be applying to colleges as a transfer students but I don't have much volunteer experience and with everything happening right now, opportunities are hard to find #volunteer #college
Virtual volunteering is a great way to build your skills and strengthen your résumé. One of the biggest benefits of virtual volunteering is its flexibility, all you need is a computer, phones or any other mobile device. Once you have a good feel for what it is you can offer check out this website below.
If you don’t have an organization already in mind, there are plenty of volunteer matching sites with national and global opportunities.
The way your talents translate virtually may surprise you Frieda
I already see lots of great suggestions for online resources. Definitely an option!
I'd also recommend looking locally - is there an organization that aligns with your interests in your own community? Chances are they're needing someone - particularly at this time - for all sorts of remote tasks. Contact them through social media or through their websites, letting them know your experiences and your skills and offering your contact information.
These smaller organizations are getting overlooked in a lot of ways right now, so it's definitely worth touching base with them. I bet they'd love to snap you right up for some support!
Good luck and take care -
I don't know what your major is, or if this is something you may be interested in, but there are crisis support programs that are done by text. They will give you a 30-hour training program. Right now, more than ever, there are a lot of people in need of emotional support. See this link for more info: https://www.crisistextline.org/
Upchieve is an option where you can tutor high school students in Math (algebra, geometry, etc.) and college prep.
Good Neighbors: https://www.nesterlygoodneighbors.com/frequently-asked-questions/
Provide phone calls, write letters, to those at-risk members of your community (do not need to be based in Boston to sign up).
Angela D. recommends the following next steps:
Over the past week, I had great volunteering opportunities with non profits that I found through http://catchafire.org . I love that on this website, it clearly spells out what type of help you are expected to provide. I signed up for a 1 hour phone call and a short (few weeks) project. And thing are running smoothly so far. Oh, and I really like how the website provides a dashboard where I can see how much money I have saved the non profits. :)
Volunteering is a rewarding experience and I admire your interest.
Here is a website that I found that would help you in the Alamo area.
I would recommend to review each opportunity and see what would be a great fit.