5 Ways to Become a Digital Volunteer

Giving back can be a hassle, but with the digital revolution there are more and more opportunities to volunteer from your home. The organizations that have been thriving in this day and age are those that take advantage of technology. These are a few organizations that have great digital volunteer programs:

1. American Red Cross

The Red Cross trains individuals in using social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to communicate to victims during times of natural disaster. Volunteers help victims find information, direct them to where they can get help, and provide comfort.

2. The United Nations

The UN offers volunteer opportunities in all fields ranging from environment and health to region specific positions. These positions allows people to make a difference anywhere in the world from their computer. The time commitments range from 1-5 hours to 11-20 hours a week.

3. Code Corps

Code Corps links public and private organizations to work together during times of natural disaster. It originated in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and helped many in the New York area rebuild the city government through technology and digital tools. Currently this is only available to organizations in the NYC area, but other non-profits interested in linking their organization you can apply online.

4. All For Good

The All For Good database shows virtual volunteer opportunities in different areas. It offers a range of positions in non-profits and grassroots organizations.

5. Volunteer Match

Volunteer Match is another database that allows interested members to add more filters based on field of interest as well as location. The sophisticated level of filtering allows people to find the best match for their volunteering work.

And finally let’s not forget about The Borgen Project, which has volunteers who work virtually from all over the country. The Borgen Project’s goal is to have volunteers in all 435 congressional districts, and it is on its way to reaching that goal. If you are interested in becoming a virtual volunteer for The Borgen Project check out the “Act Now” page of the website.

– Catherine Ulrich

Source: Huffington Post
Source: American Red Cross