Digital & at Home Volunteering

Hunger Notes: 

Learn more about hunger by reading essential information on important aspects of hunger in the world and take part in hunger-related quizzes such as ‘Hunger and Climate Change’ or ‘Hunger and Poverty in Asia’. When you answer one or more of these quizzes Hunger Notes will make a donation towards an organisation working to reduce hunger and poverty.  



Answer basic questions about English Grammar, Geography, Humanities, Science and other categories. For each question you answer right, Freerice donates the roughly equivalent to what the World Food Programme spends to purchase 10 grains of rice, but this money can be used for many typed of assistance, not just rice. Freerice also has a new category with important facts about the new Coronavirus, so you can learn basic facts and tips on how to protect yourself and those around you. 


Definition Of: 

Submit two word definitions a day and give a school child a free school dinner. Farlex, Inc. in partnership with the World Food Program’s school feeding program has pledged to donate a school lunch for every two word definitions approved through the Definition Of website.  


Galaxy Zoo 

Classify galaxies according to their shapes. If you are quick, you may even be the first person to the see the galaxies you’re asked to classify. By classifying galaxies you are ultimately helping Galaxy Zoo to understand the past present and future of the Universe as a whole by helping to create large sample pools of classified pictures, which can be used in targeted research. 

Donate money through listening to music. Surfaid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions in Indonesia. All you have to do is play their album of relaxing surf sounds exclusively on Spotify. They then pay Surfaid a small royalty fee per track played. The more you play-the more you donate and you can even do it in your sleep! 


Be My Eyes:  

Install the Be My Eyed free app to connect with blind and low-vision people through a live video call and support them with anything, from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colors, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings.  


UN online volunteering: 

Join forces online with great organisations working toward sustainable development goals. There are so many ways to help: from assisting with translation work and writing and editing to online teaching, research and art and design. Choose the right opportunity for you and put your skills into action! 


Imperial War Museum:  

Help the Imperial War Museum to transcribe or verify the War Diaries of First World War soldiers or contribute to the War Memorial Register.  


Missing Maps: 

Help to put the world’s most vulnerable people on the map! Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. 

Zooniverse is a collection of online volunteering projects, from counting penguins in remote regions to help scientists better understand their lives and environment to helping to transcribe the letters of abolitionists who campaigned against slavery to helping researchers explore and map the surface and of Mars’s South Polar Region. You can contribute to volunteering projects from a wide range of disciplines such as arts, biology, climate, history, literature, medicine, nature and physics.  


Postcard Pals: 

The spread of the Coronavirus has massively affected care homes across the UK, with residents feeling more isolated than usual. Help residents of the Four Seasons Health Care stay cheery and connected. All you need to do is send a postcard, a simple message, photo or drawing to one of their care comes to share with residents and let them know somebody is thinking of them.