We continue to find ourselves in a position of urging our community to prioritize personal and community safety related to the global coronavirus pandemic. As such, we encourage you to explore virtual or remote volunteering as a safe alternative to in-person volunteering.
Virtual volunteering has benefits by offering more opportunities for people across geographical boundaries to get involved without the limitations of schedules or travel to an on-site location. Virtual and remote and volunteering are often used interchangeably because they are both completed off-site from an organization, community action group, or cause, but there is a slight difference.
Virtual volunteering – completed on your computer, typically requiring internet to either access opportunities and/or send completed projects.
Remote volunteering – completed at your home, in your neighborhood, or the outdoors, without social contact from anyone other than your household.
During the week of October 18 – 24, 2021 we invite our Walden community to focus their changemaking energy in the following areas: global literacy, youth development, and storytelling.
You can find remote or virtual volunteer projects posted by our Walden community in our Walden Change Action Network. You may also wish to find your own project; below are a few publicly sourced short-term and long-term opportunities to explore that are related to our 2021 themes.
Virtual volunteering search engines
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