The lock-downs imposed by governments all over the world have kept us at home for longer than anyone would have expected.

And with all that extra time indoors, it’s easy to feel a little aimless.

Are you looking for some belonging and a sense of purpose during all of this ridiculousness?

Then you should consider volunteering online, from the comfort of your home.

Volunteering online allows you to spend time on a virtual cause that matters to you.

This means that you could make a difference even if you can’t physically go somewhere to volunteer.

In this video we’d like to show you 8 online volunteering platforms that you can join.

1. Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.

Every day, sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives.

Be My Eyes’ goal is to make the world more accessible to people who are blind or have a low level of vision. We couldn’t do this without the help and dedication of our community.

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2. Incitement

Incitement is a social network where you can support grassroots projects around the world.

Incitement started as a global movement in Malaysia which quickly spread to 46 countries globally.

On their online platform you can support your favourite causes by offering your skills online.

Whether you’re a designer, a fundraiser, a marketer, you name it…

There are many different volunteering opportunities available all over the world.

Most charities can’t afford the best talent, so why not lend them a helping hand on

Incitement also offers a charity referral program so that you can earn a commission for donations you refer.

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3. Translators without Borders

Help use language to create a just world.

Translators without Borders is a non-profit working towards a world where knowledge knows no language barriers.

The work of Translators without Borders is making an impact all over the world.

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4. WWF-Malaysia Community Platform

Join the WWF-Malaysia Community to connect and contribute towards protecting nature.

Take action to save nature, as it is one of our greatest allies against climate change and is vital for survival, comfort, and prosperity.

Connect with people who are passionate about our living planet.

Donate to their environmental conservation efforts.

Volunteer to participate in WWF-Malaysia’s projects

See the impact of your meaningful support on efforts to save nature.

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5. Empower Work

Volunteer to empower people at work by giving back while gaining new professional skills.

You’ll receive robust training–all online–that improves your professional skills.

Their training is based in core coaching areas including establishing trust, active listening, powerful questioning, and forward momentum.

Empower Work asks that you commit at least two hours a week for six months. All done remotely.

Our training program builds critical skills that make volunteers better leaders, team members, and managers in their own workplace.

Volunteers invest in their own careers while lifting others up, all online.

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5. CareerVillage is a non-profit organization that helps high school students get career advice online from real-world professionals.

They work with educators in low-income communities to help students surface questions about their future, and then automatically email those questions to working professionals with relevant experience.

Professionals can then answer those questions from any laptop or smartphone, giving students the inspiration and education they need to make better decisions about their futures.

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6. ZSL Instant Wild

ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work by bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world for you to identify.

You don’t need any special expertise to take part – help is provided in our handy Field Guides – simply sign up and start tagging the animals in the images.

Your involvement will not only contribute to conservation but you’ll also get a window into the some of the world’s wildest places.

What rare species will you find?

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7. Tarjimly

Tarjimly means “translate for me” and was founded in 2017 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the US Refugee & Travel Ban.

Its mission is to improve the lives of refugees and the efficiency of humanitarian services by eliminating language barriers.

Millions of refugees & people in need of humanitarian assistance struggle with language barriers.

Help give them on-demand language access.

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