May 4, 2020

Nonprofit Virtual Volunteer Opportunities (2020)

Filed under: Volunteers — Tags: , , , , — lidia @ 10:00 am

virtual volunteers

Updated May 1, 2020. Details are as of press time, please see links for the most current info.

During the current shelter in place, I have watched nonprofit organizations cancel in-person volunteer events, as well as increase their need for volunteers. This can be especially hard on smaller organizations who don’t have a large support network.

In response to this, I compiled a list to match willing-and-able volunteers with organizations in need. Please consider sharing your talents and time with these organizations—and share your organization’s virtual needs to be added to the list.

United Way Quad Cities

Volunteer Needs:

Virtual Children’s Activities: Create a video of yourself, your family or your team completing an activity of interest to children while we are all staying home. Read a children’s book, conduct a science experiment, bake and decorate cup cakes or create your own activity.

More info about volunteering


giveNkind bridges the gap between what nonprofit organizations have and what they need to thrive.

Volunteer Needs:

  • Help place items from corporate donors with nonprofits across the country. Join our team of dedicated volunteers who reach out to organizations with the great news that we have donations they might need.
  • Individuals with experience in web design, social media, and Excel are needed.

More info about volunteering

Hope for Widows Foundation

Hope for Widows Foundation is a national support system for, and developed by, widowed women.

Volunteer Needs:

  • Social Media Coordinator (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Facebook Group Administrator
  • Board Member
  • Members Outreach Committee Member

More info about volunteering

Does your nonprofit have virtual volunteer opportunities?

Share it here to be added to the list.


July 18, 2009

Help spread your love of reading

Filed under: Community Outreach — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 12:19 am

openbooklogoDo you love to read? Can you spare an extra hour in your work schedule? Open Books needs you! The Chicago-based literacy nonprofit is seeking volunteers for their youth literacy program, Reading Buddies. Currently there are sites at elementary schools in West Town and Bucktown, more coming soon. Check out the Open Books Volunteer page for this and other ways to help kids (and adults) develop a love of reading.

Piles of unused books in your office or home? Clean off your desk and donate your books to Open Books. Not only will you get a warm fuzzy feeling, but a tax deduction to boot. Their bookstore and literacy center will be opening this fall in River North.