10 Ways to Volunteer From Home

Volunteering is a great way to connect, feel useful and help those in need. There are many ways you can contribute from the comfort and safety of your own home. Think about your skill sets and interests. Then check out some of the following opportunities.
  1. Points of Light, opens a new window This is an online volunteer organized by topic. Points of Light seeks to connect people with projects that matter. 


  2. AARP's Create The Good, opens a new window connects volunteers to organizations looking for help. Select "Show only Home / Remote opportunities" to begin your virtual volunteer search. 


  3. VolunteerMatch.com, opens a new window matches volunteers to national organizations looking to help others online. 


  4. A professional looking to volunteer your skills and expertise with national nonprofits? Visit Catchafire, opens a new window for opportunities or look locally by volunteering with Greater Seattle SCORE, opens a new window. 


  5. Transcribe digital documents for the Smithsonian, opens a new window to aid future researchers. 


  6. Create free, public domain audiobooks with LibriVox, opens a new window. 


  7. Zooniverse, opens a new window is people-powered research. Virtual, global volunteers assist professional researchers on a variety of topics. You don't need any specialized training or background to take part. Find a topic that interests you and make your contribution to science. 


  8. Help eBird, opens a new window track bird populations from your own yard or garden. 


  9. You can write letters to help those with depression with Letters Against Depression, opens a new window. Letters Against Depression uses hand-written letters to help lift spirits. 


  10. King County Emergency Management has information on COVID-19 – King County Regional Donations Connector, opens a new window. You can find ways to help as well as find help for you and your family.
For more local volunteer opportunities, check your city or school district's website. Many are compiling lists of local resources and ways to help in your own community.