CONFINED BUT UNITED
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
120 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
60 MINUTES +