Volunteering with an organization is a wonderful way to reengage with the people and things that matter to you and you’re passionate about. Many organizations are looking for seniors to become volunteers and bring their experience to those they serve. This year, due to the pandemic, many volunteer opportunities that would normally take place in person have transitioned to virtual ways to get involved and engage. If you’re interested in volunteering but don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a list of some ways to get started!
StoriiTime connects seniors with young children to help foster a love of reading. Seniors can virtually read children’s books, or kids can practice their reading skills with seniors. This virtual interaction can improve a child’s listening, social and vocabulary skills and support seniors by bringing joy and a connection!
For all of the history buffs out there, the Smithsonian is always looking for volunteers to help transcribe and name newfound documents and photos.
If you want to get involved but don’t know what organizations are serving your area, VolunteerMatch is a great jumping-off point. This website is connected to over 130,625 organizations, connecting people to the opportunities in their community. From animal organizations to educational organizations, find your perfect volunteer match today!
Many local organizations in your community are always looking for help, but might not have virtual opportunities listed online. Feel free to contact them and see if you can lend a hand from your home.
Finding ways to donate your time and skills for others is a great way to start 2021 on a fresh footing. Volunteer today!