Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

We’ve compiled a list of 10 virtual volunteer opportunities which includes something for every interest and skillset!

Become a Virtual Mentor

Mentors can help a young person with life’s challenges, like how to study for a test, make plans for college or look for a part –time job. Mentor connects volunteer mentors with young people in their communities.

Virtual Translator

Translators without Borders relies on volunteers to translate words and also help run the organization. If you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language, this might be right for you. Projects include translating medical text and for crisis response. The organization is also looking for help with project management, graphics and web design and fundraising.

Decorate Lunch Bags

Meals on Wheels and Kids’ Meals are two nonprofits that accept lunch bags decorated with inspirational sayings, drawings and stickers.

Write a Letter to a Soldier

A thoughtful note can mean so much to a deployed military member. Visit Soldiers Angels and Operation Gratitude for ideas and to get started.

United Nations Volunteers

United Nations Volunteers connects people with organizations working for peace and  development in need of skills including design, art, writing and research. If you’re looking to take your online volunteering worldwide, this is the place to start. UNV connects you with organizations working for peace and development in need of skills like research, writing, art, and design. There are already over 12,000 volunteers from 187 countries lending their talents to organizations around the globe.

Crisis Support Counselor to support LGBTQ young people

As a volunteer you are on the front lines  working one on one with LGBTQ young people to help them navigate tough times and to prevent suicide. One volunteer can help support more than 100 young people who otherwise wouldn’t be supported. Volunteers helped The Trevor project answer more than 200,000 calls, texts and chats last year. Volunteers with The Trevor Project commit to a one-year commitment with one three-hour shift each week.

Humanitarian Aid Translator

If you are fluent in more than one language, check out Translators Without Borders, a nonprofit that combines language skills with humanitarian aid. Volunteers provide translations (10 million words a year!) to international organizations that focus on crisis relief, health and education.

Digital Volunteer Opportunities with The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex,. You can help make their collections more accessible by volunteering online to transcribe historical documents or edit Wikipedia articles related to their artifacts and research.

Crisis Text Line Volunteer  

Become a volunteer to help the Crisis Text Line continue to offer free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. If you’re at least 18 and can commit to volunteering four hours each week, you can apply to be trained for free.


Catchafire is a volunteer search tool designed to connect people to online volunteer projects. Opportunities include a timeline that can range anywhere from an hour to a few weeks, and many provide opportunities to flex your creative or strategic muscles.