How To Volunteer Amidst A Pandemic

Student Life

Many students across the nation have an abundance of free time, thanks to the pandemic. But now the question is, what can we do with our free time? Thankfully there are so many ways where we can volunteer online! This article will explore the different online volunteering opportunities available to students.

1. Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app where volunteers can lend their sight to blind and low visioned people in need of assistance. All you have to do is download the app and if assistance is needed, you will recieve a live video call where you are able to help them out directly. You may be asked to navigate their surroundings, read labels and etc.

2. 7 Cups

7 Cups of Tea Listeners offer support to guests and members alike via online chats. The only requirement is that you have to be at least 15 with parental consent to volunteer or 18 and older.

3. Zooniverse

At Zooniverse, volunteers help out researchers by participating in research studies varying from arts to history. You can help researchers classify data or be a beta tester for different projects.

4. UPchieve

UPchieve is a learning website where college students can tutor high schoolers. At Upchieve they believe that every student deserves an opportunity to attend college, so if your a college student looking to help with tutoring, check them out!

5. STEM Conundrum

This program is similar to UPchieve except it's for high schoolers who want to tutor students in STEM from grades 1-6. All of the lesson plans and study materials will be given along with an agenda.

6. The Trevor Project

The Trevor Projuct volunteer provides support to the LGTBQ youth; they recruit volunteers to staff their crisis intervention services. But they do require you to be at least 18 in order to apply.

7. Catch A Fire

Didn't find the right virtual volunteering opportunity? Check out Catch A Fire, they will direct you to more sites and projects that you can get involved in. Happy volunteering!

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Cristeena Josphien

Cristeena Josphien is currently a junior at Dulles High School. She is also a dancer and loves to volunteer within her community!


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