Volunteering doesn't have to be an organized event and through the COVID-19 crisis, there is plenty we can all do to make the world a better place. Sign up for one of our partner's opportunities or use the list provided for ideas on how to help our community from the safety of your home.

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DIY Volunteer Opportunities

DIY Ideas

  • Cook a meal for a neighbor
  • Donate your towels or blankets to an animal shelter
  • Send encouragement cards to a nursing home
  • Sign up to give blood
  • Pick up trash at your local beach
  • Send a thank-you email to a friend
  • Help an elderly person with their shopping
  • Create military care kits for those serving overseas
  • Mow the lawn for a single parent
  • Read a book to a person who is visually impaired
  • Help register people to vote
  • Deliver encouraging cards and gifts to patients at a local hospital
  • Write an op-ed advocating for a cause you are passionate about
  • Knit or crochet baby blankets to donate to hospitals or homeless shelters
  • Coach a youth sports team
  • Give free music lessons to schoolchildren
  • Organize a summer reading program for children
  • Teach computer skills to seniors
  • Host a bingo night for nursing home residents
  • Make birthday cards for the elderly
  • Make birthday cards for children in the foster care system
  • Pick up trash around your neighborhood
  • Foster an animal from the local shelter
  • Care for your neighbor’s pets while they are away
  • Train your pet to be a therapy animal and bring it to hospitals or nursing homes
  • Build a birdhouse and give to a neighbor
  • Organize a carpool to reduce car emissions
  • Offer to babysit for a family in need
  • Collect grocery coupons to give to a local food bank
  • Help repair or paint a local homeless shelter
  • Build flower boxes for Habitat for Humanity houses
  • Organize a winter clothes drive to collect coats, hats, scarves, and gloves to be donated
  • Paint over graffiti in your neighborhood
  • Organize a free self-defense workshop in your community
  • Become CPR certified
  • Volunteer as a crossing guard for an elementary school
  • Create a newcomers group in your neighborhood to help welcome new families
  • Clean up after a disaster
  • Volunteer at your local food pantry
  • Volunteer (training is free) with Crisis Text Line