Here are a few ways you can volunteer virtually

Peer Forward: Virtual Volunteer Writing Tutors & College Coaches (NYC)

PeerForward is a program that trains student teams in community organizing and leadership skills so they can then run three campaigns in their schools focusing on: (1) completing the FAFSA; (2) applying to at least 3 colleges (3) a student-designed and led campaign that addresses a racial inequity or social justice in their community. You can help promising students attain an equitable chance at higher education.

  • Monday, 11/9 – writing coaching
  • Wednesday, 11/11 – college coaching

All volunteers must agree to a background check. There will be a scheduled training the week before the event to familiarize you with the PeerForward model. Additionally, staff will be available for office hours to answer questions on how the virtual process will work.

More info on roles

  1. Create a Volunteer Account
  2. Click on Applications tab, scroll down and apply for either the Writing Coach or College Coach Role. Once your application is received you will get an email to complete a background check.
Y Tu También: Volunteer Mentors

The college access program of the La Unidad Latina Foundation is looking for volunteer mentors for early college application deadlines on November 1st and November 16th.

  • You will be reviewing common app essays and a supplemental application: Your feedback is requested via GoogleDoc edits or virtually between Oct. 24-30 (for the Nov. 1st deadline) and Nov. 9-14 (for the Nov. 16 deadline).
  • The students will reach out to you, after being introduced, and work around your schedule. You can meet via Zoom, Skype, or a good old fashion phone call at whatever time works best for you.

Please contact Juan Carlos Salinas if you would like to volunteer or have questions. Specify how many students you would like to work with and your availability

Dream Scholarship: Online Conversations

Would you like to volunteer to help eager students in Panama practice their English? The Dream Scholarship will link you with alumni and promising Dream Scholars for 40-minute English conversation online session.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins. 

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Learn how to transcribe! Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help us make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible.

Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help us run the organization. We work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs.


Eyeball It! – Art 4 Kids

Eyeball It!® offers a real studio art education to children ages 7-13. Hands-on studio art cultivates children’s creative thinking, problem-solving, confidence in making real art on their own, and belief in the value of their own visual expression.

  • Great content for kids (projects and drawing exercises) and for everyone to enjoy – including parents, teachers, youth service providers, librarians, all the grown-ups.
  • Kids need art now more than ever.  Eyeball It!® is individualized, scalable, available online, DIY for adults, and completely FREE.

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