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Global Virtual Volunteering
January 1 - May 31
Below are volunteer opportunities that are ongoing, virtual (online/telecommunications), and located well-beyond Northern Colorado.
Be My Eyes: is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers. Be My Eyes users can request assistance in over 180 languages making the app the biggest online community for blind and low-vision people, as well as one of the largest micro-volunteering platforms in the world. Volunteers simply sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together. Consider joining their “small acts of kindness with global impact” by volunteering. However, do know that a request to volunteer may not come every day, it is by demand and being on the app at the right time.
Catchafire – Volunteer Your Skills Virtually: They are a community of individuals seeking to support and strengthen the social good sector. Catchafire is committed to providing transformational volunteer experiences by enabling individuals to use their talents in service of our shared humanity. Their vision is a more empathetic, inclusive, and loving world. As a volunteer, you would have access to flexible, virtual volunteer engagements that exercise your skills and support causes you hold dear. Create an account, complete a short questionnaire, choose non-profits that fit your skills and passions, and support communities throughout the process. There is well over 100+ virtual volunteering opportunities! This is a great community engagement and career development opportunity that is personalized to each volunteer.
Translators Without Borders: is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies, and other non-profit organizations on a global scale. TWB depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help them manage the organization. They work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs. Translator Volunteers are people who are fluent in at least one language, other than their native language. Other volunteer roles include being project managers, graphic/web designers, and fundraisers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TWB knows people urgently need access to accurate information in a language and format they understand, to make well-informed decisions during this pandemic. They are using language to help people access health-related information in the following ways: translation, language data mapping, social media monitoring, and terminology.