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
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.
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.
I Can Coordinate PPE Distribution
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!
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
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.
I Can Tutor or Mentor Young People
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.