Helpful Resources

  1. Translators Without Borders – it offers language and translation support for global humanitarian and development agencies. They need volunteers who are fluent in at least one language other than English to translate words for medical texts, crisis response, and other important work.
  2. Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers (like you!) from all over the world through a live video call. You can decide which language (s) you’re able to use to help.
  3. UPchieve – it’s a free, online platform that connects low-income high school students in the US with live, volunteer math tutors (that’s you!) any time they need it, especially during this time of school closures. The volunteer experience is ultra-flexible so you can help students from anywhere with an internet connection.
  4. Missing Maps – it’s an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of parts of the world that are vulnerable to natural disasters, conflicts, and disease epidemics. Join thousands of others in coordinated humanitarian projects to map OpenStreetMap and support communities in need.
  5. Zooniverse connects students with exciting research being conducted around the world. Pick from active projects in the Arts, Biology, Climate, History, Language, Literature, Medicine, Nature, Physics, Social Science, or Space. Live penguin counting is our favorite.
  6. Volunteer Match – Find volunteer opportunities to help people in need virtually during Covid19.
  7. Amnesty Decoder – Amnesty International strives to combat human rights violations around the world. As an Amnesty Decoder, you can use your smartphone and computer to help the organization sift through images and documents to protect vulnerable populations.
  8. Citizen Science– it helps several federal agencies advance projects through public crowdsourcing. The variety is astounding, and the offerings span the globe. There is clearly something for everyone! You just have to spend some time sorting through your options.