The COVID-19 outbreak may have put a temporary hold on lots of traditional volunteering activities, but there are still lots of ways that you can engage in volunteering online and from your own home, both helping and connecting with others, and finding ways spending your time meaningfully.
Our volunteering team have compiled a list of volunteering opportunities that you can get involved in from your computer or smartphone. Take a read!
Remember to share your work with us, either by logging your volunteer hours or tagging us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If you would like to volunteer in response to COVID-19, either in the NHS or through various local initiatives, you can find out more and register your skills at www.worcester.ac.uk/volunteer.
Alzheimers Society Gamechangers Project
Join thousands of others and help the Alzheimers Society drive dementia research forward simply using your smartphone. Simply play brain games for 5 minutes every day for 1 month to help the Alzheimers Society understand more about how the brain works to support research that could prevent, slow down, or even stop the progression of dementia in the future.
Be My Eyes
Lend your eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives through visual assistance and live video calls.
Fcancer collates different volunteering opportunities from various different charities that are joining the fight against cancer. All these opportunities can be done from a remote location, so are perfect to do at home!
Free Rice is an online microvolunteering quiz which is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme. Simply pick a catagory of questions, answer as many questions as you can, and for every correct answer you collect, you will donate 10 grains of rice for the World Food Programme.
Garden Birdwatch- British Trust for Ornathology
Garden Birdwatch is designed to find out how, when and why birds and other animals use our gardens. Participants send in weekly lists of garden birds and other wildlife, which are analysed by scientists working under the BTO’s urban and garden ecology research programmes. Perfect if you enjoy sitting in the garden and enjoying the wildlife around you!
Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children aged 3 to 17, and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship.
Princes Trust Online Mentor
The Prince's Trust are seeking volunteers who can support a young person online who is looking for work or looking to start their own business and empower them to take control of their own learning and set their own goals.
The United Nations volunteer programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organisations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world from any device.
The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more. The Zooniverse creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries.