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5 easy ways to volunteer – virtually

November 23, 2021


With all the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, it can be easy to let our good intentions to volunteer fall by the wayside. Volunteering doesn’t have to feel like an extra task on your never-ending to-do list. From small tasks to larger projects, finding ways to get involved is easier than you might think. Give time this #GivingTuesday to help share joy in communities across the country.

1. Let your skills shine.

With over 60% of volunteering opportunities identified as skills-based and opportunities in every U.S. ZIP code in the VolunteerMatch Network, you can find a variety of ways to advance your knowledge and experience.

Here are a few ideas to get started:


2. Use your lunch break to give time.

Micro-volunteering is the perfect kind of volunteering for people with hectic schedules who want the freedom to volunteer here and there when they have time. Some micro-volunteering ideas include:


3. Host a virtual event.

For most nonprofits, events are critical to meeting their fundraising needs for the year. Host an event for fundraising, a drive, or a holiday celebration.


4. Be a Tutor.

There’s never been a better time to volunteer your skills and share your knowledge with students. Help students who have suffered learning and relational losses exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Be a virtual tutor to help young people reach their full potential.


5. Be an advocate.

Advocate for a cause you care about whether you are working remotely or in the office. Spread awareness with your network and amplify the voices of others.

Darcy Hughes

Written by Darcy Hughes

Darcy Hughes is the Marketing Manager at VolunteerMatch. Her background includes coordinating projects at an arts institution and consulting with a company that advises nonprofits. She has a liberal arts education, majoring in English at Trinity College. In her free time, Darcy loves to read, travel, and make art in her studio.