During the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are providing opportunities to volunteer virtually. The Clinton Global Initiative Action Network has identified a number of great ways that you can support communities in need by making a small but meaningful difference in the lives of others. 

I Can Reach Out To Isolated Individuals

AARP'S Friendly Voice

Through AARP’s Community Connections Resource, volunteers with Friendly Voice will be able to identify and execute calls with older adults experiencing isolation or just seeking a friendly conversation in these challenging times.

The Trevor Project

In line with The Trevor Project’s mission, volunteers can staff various crisis intervention platforms to provide life-saving support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Reach Out and Read

Join in the nationwide #ReadTogether challenge to help ease children’s anxiety from the pandemic. By making reading a daily activity, we help every child have the healthy foundation they need for success. 

I Can Coordinate PPE Distribution

Get Us PPE

Volunteer to help coordinate distribution of lifesaving PPE supplies to those who need it most. Volunteers will be matched with tasks based on skill and expertise.

Medical Supply Drive

Contact local facilities (research labs, universities, dentists offices, hardwares stores, tattoo parlors, etc.) to ask for donations of unused masks, non-latex gloves, gowns, bleach, and bleach wipes!

PPE Link

Volunteers with PPE Link can help facilitate donations of critical personal protective equipment to medical workers by reaching out to relevant labs and companies, and matching donors and recipients nationwide.

I Can Provide Translation Support

TED Translators

Volunteer with TED to translate TED Talks online into 116 languages in an effort to make today's most important topics — from science to business to global issues — more accessible to global audiences.

Translators Without Borders

If you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language, volunteer with TWB to translate medical texts or crisis responses.


Millions of refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance struggle with language barriers. Volunteer your language skills to help give them on-demand language access.

I Can Tutor or Mentor Young People

Career Village

Volunteer with CareerVillage to offer career advice to underrepresented students as part of an open-access reference source that every online learner can access.

Go Project

Remote volunteers who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or Spanish to help with multi-lingual document translation and family outreach as well as providing remote volunteer tutoring services. 


Volunteer with UPchieve — an edtech nonprofit — to provide math tutoring and college counseling to low-income students via its free, online platform.