Home Volunteering for Make a Difference Week

‘We can’t help everyone – but everyone can help someone’

Lots of us are working from home and many volunteering opportunities have gone digital too.

Home volunteering options are usually bite-sized activities, often a one-off  with no strings attached, allowing you to give your time in short, meaningful bursts.

In a time when activities outside the home are limited and charities need your support, volunteering from home is important and rewarding.

We want your home volunteering to be accessible, achievable and flexible so here is a selection of ideas to get you started:

Share Social Media get involved and support a local charity by sharing and retweeting their social media posts and help them to reach new audiences and help more people. We can help you connect -contact info@voluntarysupport.org.uk for more information

Telephone Befrienders to a lonely, vulnerable or elderly resident in your local area – contact info@voluntarysupport.org.uk for more information

Write a Card or Letter to a lonely, vulnerable or elderly resident in your local area – contact info@voluntarysupport.org.uk for more information

Shout https://giveusashout.org/ crisis volunteer for free 24/7 text messaging platform for people in a mental health crisis

Zooniverse www.zooniverse.orgis the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. More than a million volunteers around the world assist professional researchers.

Be my Eyes  www.bemyeyes.com app for sighted individuals to lend their eyes to blind or partially sighted individuals carry out everyday tasks

Adopt a Grandparent https://chdliving.co.uk/adopt-grandparent pairing the lovely residents in CHD care homes with people in the community who want to help combat loneliness.

Citizens Advice Remote Roles https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/support-us/volunteering/about-volunteering-with-citizens-advice/remote-volunteering give advice and information remotely from wherever you are in England and Wales

Brightside www.brightside.org.uk helping young people through digital mentoring

Postpals www.postpals.co.uk  send a card, email or small gift to a sick child

RSPB www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/ help nature and your local wildlife with six tailored activities.

Forest Research www.forestresearch.gov.uk/research/i-tree-eco/urbancanopycover/ help build an urban canopy cover map for Britain

Missing Maps www.missingmaps.org uses remote volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world to allow services to better respond to crises

There are lots more options and we’re happy to help you.

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