Online Volunteering Opportunities

Make a difference from your own home

There are a number of opportunities that you can get involved in from the comfort of your own home. This can include supporting charities all over the world over the internet, and we have gathered together a number of great opportunities right here. 

These quick, online opportunities can be a great stress buster during exam times, so why not take a break from revision with some bite size volunteering? 

If you can't find what you are looking for, there are plenty more opportunities available on the Do It website. Just select "Volunteer from home". 

If you would like to receive Passport points for your involvement for these opportunities, please record your volunteering hours using our online form. This will also help us to find the activities that our students are getting involved with, and helps us measure our impact. 

Fair Earth Foundation 

The Fair Earth Foundation will be launching a number of different virtual platforms aimed at giving people opportunity to volunteer virtually- helping in their research; contributing music, poems, information, films; helping identify grass-roots projects around the world deserving of support; adding to their store of on-line lesson plans for students of all ages to learn from. Find more information online

Imperial War Museum- Transcribing historic documents

Ideal for those who are not volunteer in person but who wish to make a valuable contribution to IWM from their home or mobile devices. If you are passionate about history and want to support the Imperial War Museum, then this is the opportunity to get involved! 

Zoological Society of London- Tagging wild animals online 

ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work, bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world. By identifying the animals in each image, you are contributing to conservation and making a positive impact on the future for wildlife.

Available both as a smartphone app and online Instant Wild mobilises people power to scale up important animal monitoring work, which helps scientists to protect wildlife and secure a richer biodiversity for all!

Translators without Borders- Online translator 

Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help us run the organization. We work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs. Become a translator today

Be My Eyes- Volunteer Guide 

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers for visual assistance through a live video call. You can download the app and get involved right away. 

Speak- Language Buddy Volunteering 

Many people are struggling with social isolation and with a lack of a network of support, particularly the more vulnerable groups of our society - as the elderly, migrants and refugees. Speak are running online languages groups to help breaking the isolation barrier that all of us are now forced to live. Sign up today. 

United Nations Volunteers- A range of positions 

The 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. Sign up online. 

Boston Public Library- Transcribing Anti-Slavery Manuscripts 

The Boston Public Library needs volunteers to turn their collection of handwritten correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century into texts that can be more easily read and researched by students, teachers, historians, and big data applications. Find out more online. 

Missing Maps- Volunteer Mappers 

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Sign up online.