Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
The following agencies have opportunities to serve from home.
Help with remote tasks such as scanning and proofreading, describing images, etc. These tasks help maintain an e-book library that helps people with print disabilities read.
For more information, please visit https://www.bookshare.org/cms/get-involved/volunteer.
Boys and Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County
Write a letter to be a pen pal with youth in South SLO County! In your letter you can write about yourself and ask open-ended questions for the youth to respond to. Here are some suggestions of what to include: name, hometown, major/year, favorite hobby/talent, favorite restaurant in SLO, favorite place to visit, and one thing you have enjoyed while sheltering at home.
Completed letters can be sent in a MS Word document or Google document format to BGCSLOAtHome@gmail.com. All letters will be reviewed before being shared.
Meals that Connect
This agency is looking for skilled volunteers to help update their website and create marketing materials. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smithsonian Transcription Center
Help make Smithsonian collections more accessible. Transcribe historical documents such as field notes, diaries, photo albums, and manuscripts to preserve this valuable information and facilitate research.
For more information please visit https://transcription.si.edu./.
Wilshire Community Services
Volunteers are matched with homebound and isolated seniors residing in SLO County to develop a mutually caring relationship. Volunteers engage in 'friendly visits' at least once per week. Typically these are done as in-person visits, but due to the current need to keep physically distant, most are being done over the phone.
Contact Kristen Grasso at email@example.com for more information and to sign-up.
Support hospice patients and their families in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Older adults at end of life need support now more than ever. Whether it is much needed respite and support, grocery shopping or a listening ear, your support is valued. You can choose to: work in the office or directly with patients and their families; a few hours a week, a couple hours a month, or a one time event.
With the hospice training online, it's never been easier to start the process of giving back. Training is easy and free. No medical background necessary. Volunteers are provided with the appropriate protection and training to keep volunteer and patient safe. Upcoming training dates:
July 14, 15, 16, Tues-Thurs, 10:00am-12:00pm
July 21, 22, 23, Tues-Thurs, 10:00am-12:00pm