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5 Ways to Get Involved With Online Community Service

These days, you can do just about anything from the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to find a job or kill some time, there are more remote options than ever before. This means that if you want to volunteer and make a difference, all you need is a device with reliable internet access.

To help you make the world a better place for those in need, we’ve outlined some of our favorite online community service opportunities below.


1. Be My Eyes

With Be My Eyes, you can help make services more accessible for individuals who suffer from blindness and visual impairment. Through the Be My Eyes mobile app, volunteers provide aid through video calls where they assist with tasks such as reading expiry dates, instructions, and navigating surroundings.


2. UPchieve

Through UPchieve, you can help provide online college counseling and tutoring to underprivileged high school students. Using UPchieve’s free online platform, you can meet with low-income students to help them excel academically and increase their chances of going to college.


3. Science Buddies

If you’re a science enthusiast, Science Buddies is the perfect platform to use your knowledge for a good cause. Volunteers can help K-12 students with science-related questions and short-term tasks. Through Science Buddies, you can start making a difference in the lives of children with just an hour of volunteer work a week.


4. Sidelines

Sidelines is dedicated to providing aid to families experiencing high-risk pregnancies. As a volunteer, you can be a source of emotional support for women going through stressful pregnancy complications. If you’re interested in volunteering, however, it’s required that you’ve had past experience with your own complicated pregnancy before.


5. IMAlive

IMAlive provides a text-based alternative to crisis hotlines. As a volunteer, you would provide emotional support, resources, and suggest coping mechanisms to those going through a crisis or considering suicide. To qualify as a volunteer, you have to agree to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per week for a year. During your time volunteering, you will be provided with crisis training to prepare for your role.


One of the most fulfilling things you can do with your free time is to help make the world a better place for others. Regardless of how much time you have to volunteer, there are online options out there for any schedule. For more information about online community service options, check out the infographic below.