PYJAMA PROJECTS

SAVE A LIFE - TAKE THE TRAINING

Zero Suicide Alliance have two different types of awareness training, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling. 

Time:

20 MINUTES

CONFINED BUT UNITED

PROGRAM

Join a dynamic community by taking action during this period of confinement.

The re-action program by makesense will guide you to make an immediate impact.

Upon signing up, you will be grouped with 10-15 people to inspire collective enthusiasm.

makesense will provide the tools to assess your community needs and propose concrete ideas to help people the most vulnerable: homeless, seniors, and caregivers.

Time:

1 WEEK

LOVING HANDS KNITTING AND CROCHETING 
 

The ethos behind Loving Hands is to bring together like-minded crafters to knit, crochet and sew for charities and groups from all over the world.  Through careful vetting Loving Hands makes sure that every charity, group or individual we recommend is taking the items directly to the areas of most need and hand delivering them to the people in crisis or animals in need.

Time:

30 MINUTES+

BE A CRISIS SUPPORT VOLUNTEER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS - USA ONLY

The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, operated by RAINN, provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support to the growing number of people who prefer communicating online through a simple instant message format, giving those affected by sexual assault a safe place to receive support.

Time:

ONGOING

ACCESSIBILITY MAPPING

 

Make your neighbourhood more accessible by ranking shops and restaurants for their disabled-friendly credentials. Enter your postcode on the AXS Map website to bring up a map and list of businesses. You can then rate these using a star system and also leave reviews.

Time:

10 MINUTES

GET IN THE MIX
 

When you volunteer at The Mix you can take part in online and offline volunteering that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Volunteers with The Mix can gain CV skills and get the chance to meet other friendly, interesting people.

The majority of volunteers are trained using e-learning courses from which they receive badges and in some cases OCN qualifications (equivalent to A* to C at GCSE level).

Time:

ONGOING

UNITED NATIONS

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.

Time:

ONGOING

CRISIS VOLUNTEERING
 

Crisis Volunteers answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Volunteers commit to between 2-4 hours per week and complete a total of 200 hours.

Time:

120 MINUTES +

F CANCER PROJECTS
 

Offer your practical creative skills to cancer charities who may need help with photography, marketing, web design and more.

Time:

60 MINUTES +

SUPPORT A FAMILY 

WITH FAMILYLINE

Familyline need volunteers who’ve gained skills through their own personal or working life experiences. Volunteers are asked to commit to supporting adult family members for a minimum of 4 hours a week from home.

Time:

4 HOURS / WEEK

VOLUNTEER LISTENER FOR 7 CUPS

 7 cups is a place where anyone, no matter who they are or what they are going through, will be heard and cared for. 

Join the world's largest emotional support system as a trained volunteer listener. 

Time:

ONGOING

TEACH I.T AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS ONLINE

Right Here at Home believes that education is key to helping people to help themselves our of poverty. Teach IT and Tech skills to people to help them break poverty cycles.

Time:

ONGOING

EMPOWER WORK - BECOME A SUPPORT COUNSELOR
 

This text hotline connects people who need help navigating challenges at work — for example, those unsure of how to handle a toxic workplace, bad boss, discrimination, or benefits issue — with volunteer peer counselors. In order to become a peer counselor, you'll need to complete 20 hours of interactive digital training.

USA ONLY

Time:

ONGOING

PSYCHOLOGICAL ONLINE TESTING
 

Project Implicit - Volunteers take psychological tests online to help scientists better understand society’s hidden prejudices and how we might tackle them

Time:

10 MINUTES 

SHOUT OUT

At Shout 85258, the trained Shout Volunteers are invaluable and at the heart of everything they do.

They are often the first person texters have spoken to about how they are feeling.

 

They will work to take someone in distress to a calmer place.

Time:

ONGOING

TRANSCRIBE FOR THE SMITHSONIAN

 Smithsonian Transcription Center seeks to engage the public in making our collections more accessible. Citizen scholars are invited to transcribe historic documents including diaries and working papers of prominent Americans and records associated with the Smithsonian's vast scientific collections. 

Time:

120 MINUTES +

SKILL-BASED PROJECTS
 

CATCHAFIRE is a community of individuals seeking to support and strengthen the social good sector. They do this by matching professionals who want to donate their time and talent to virtually volunteer with nonprofits who need those skills.

Time:

60 MINUTES +

DONATE CRAFTING SUPPLIES

Crafting4Good CIC received National Lottery funding to open a Creative Hub in Wakefield, UK. Their focus is on creative wellbeing and resilience for positive mental health, particularly for those who cannot easily afford fancy art and craft supplies.

Donate your unwanted craft supplies to this incredible cause by clicking the link below. 

Time:

20 MINUTES

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Whether you have experience in a certain field, with a certain company, or can help with mock interviews or career counseling, there are veterans and military spouses who need your expertise and energy.

USA ONLY

Time:

ONGOING

HELP THOSE WITH READING BARRIERS EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF BOOKS

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

USA ONLY

Time:

ONGOING

CHEMO ANGELS - USA ONLY

 

The Chemo Angels program offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging situation of their lives – battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing IV chemotherapy or intensive immunotherapy treatment. 

From sending gifts, to letters and cards, or even being on hand to offer the comfort of prayer, there are lots of Chemo Angel options.

Time:

WEEKLY ONGOING

HELP YOUNG PEOPLE FIND THEIR PASSION

When you sign up as a professional, Young people submit questions about various career paths to Career Village, and you'll get notified if there's a question you might be able to answer. It's like a virtual career fair you can participate in whenever you have time.

Time:

10 MINUTES 

AMNESTY DECODERS

Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information and documents.

Time:

30 MINUTES +

TRANSLATORS WITHOUT BORDERS

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

Time:

60 MINUTES +

CRAFTING FOR ANTI-ANIMAL

CRUELTY - USA

Anyone and everyone is invited to utilize the collection of craft tutorials to create enrichment items to donate to shelter pets.

 

Consider creating a project solo or getting together with a group of co-workers for a private crafting party. No matter how you choose to make your DIY Donations, each item you create will help a shelter pet feel a bit more at home during their stay.

Time:

60 MINUTES +