Virtual volunteering is volunteering that you can do remotely, i.e from home. Tasks usually need to be completed by using the internet or over the telephone. We have compiled a list of volunteering opportunities below that you can get involved with it.
Digital Support & General Helping
BeMyEyes: 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.
Bookmark: Many children have fallen even further behind with their reading after the devastating impact of Covid-19. As a Bookmark online volunteer, you’ll help a 5-8 year-old learn to read, so that they can succeed in school and beyond. You will read together, play games, and see your reader progress, all through our secure online platform.
CoderDogo: Whether or not you can code, you can help a local club in just a few hours a month! Dojos need general volunteers, and mentors for sessions. Even mentors don’t have to have technical skills, because they help the young people mainly by encouraging them to discover their own way forward. Check the website for details of your local Dojo and see how they are contuining to run online.
Manchester City Council: An estimated 27,000 residents in Manchester are digitally excluded - without access or the skills to use and benefit from the internet. A Manchester Digital Champion makes telephone calls to or emails residents who have internet access; to support them in learning or developing digital skills and make the most of (or access) devices.
The Literacy Pirates: Literacy Pirates take children on voyages as readers and writers. Their after-school programmes, led by teachers, offer one-to-one and small group attention from trained volunteers, giving them the confidence to unfurl their sails. By welcoming them into joyful spaces, publishing their work in the real world, and celebrating everything they do, Literacy Pirates develop their literacy, confidence and perseverance.
WheelMap: Wheelmap is an online map to search, find and mark wheelchair-accessible places. Get involved by marking public places like bars, restaurants, cinemas or supermarkets in your local area.