Continuing with our career enhancement at home series, today I am promoting online and Microvolunteering.
Microvolunteering is based on the idea that many people doing small actions can make a big difference!
You can volunteer from the safety and comfort of your own home.
You can opt to undertake small tasks for a wide range of causes. Tasks could be anything from photo-tagging, proof reading, signing and sharing petitions, letter writing, surveys for any reasons such as health, wildlife and environmental conservation.
Any Microvolunteering work you do will count towards your Service and Leadership Award, click here to find out more about it.
There will be loads of opportunities which you could find on the internet, here is some to help you get started:
Child Rescue Alert is a system designed to alert the public, as quickly as possible, to an abduction or other high risk child disappearance. Statistics show that the initial hours after a child is abducted are crucial, and a sighting by a member of the public can lead to the safe recovery of the child. Child Rescue Alert can be applied anywhere in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland at local, regional or national levels.
An Alert can be sent directly to individuals – for example by text message and email – and reach many more people through broadcast media such as television, social media and digital billboards.
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
It’s costs the person playing the album absolutely nothing, but the more the album is played, the more money is raised for SurfAid via Spotify’s royalty payments. So we’ve made donating to a great cause so easy, you can even do it in your sleep.
LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books no longer under copyright), and make them available for free on the Internet. Practically, this means we record books published before 1923. All our recordings (including yours, if you volunteer for us) are also donated into the public domain.
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.
Participate in research of all kinds, from classifying galaxies to counting penguins to transcribing manuscripts. Whatever your interest, there’s a Zooniverse project for you.
Help with research into garden wildlife by joining the Garden BirdWatch network:
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There are other ways to help with the community effort during the COVID period:
We at Hope are also co-ordinating volunteering opportunities during COVID-19, https://www.hope.ac.uk/gateway/staff/personnel/covid-19volunteering/
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any other volunteering opporunities and we will update this blog.