Heaven on earth is . . .
volunteering as a team or on your own.
We’ve assembled a list of ideas to make volunteering easy. Introverted? Have small kids? Schedule too crazy to commit? Homebound? There’s a host of projects YOU can do, no matter your life circumstance. Do good . . . and feel good, knowing you have contributed to a cause bigger than yourself.
Thank our deployed military by writing letters, sending care packages, and more through Operation Gratitude
Lend your eyes to solve tasks for blind and low vision people. Visit Be My Eyes.
Identify New York Wildlife, map our galaxy, or assist researchers in many other ways with Zooniverse.
Sew emotional support blankets for Binky Patrol.
Transcribe historical documents for the Smithsonian.
Answer texts from people in crisis using active listening and collaborative problem solving with Crisis Text Line.
Create care packages (cookies, homemade casseroles, etc.) and thank-you cards for community helpers. Deliver them to local firefighters, police, mail carriers, groundskeepers, paramedics, and school personnel.
Make no-sew dog toys for animals in shelters. Deliver them to your local SPCA.
Set up a Blessing Box outside your home — with a sign that reads, “Take a blessing when you need one. Leave a blessing when you can.”
Volunteer as a family to help at a Ronald McDonald House in your area.
Make warm scarves to donate. Collect clothing, blankets, toys, disposable diapers, and personal care items to give to homeless shelters in your area.
Proofread ebooks for Project Gutenberg.
Track bird populations with eBird.
Crochet or knit afghan squares that will help build blankets for both babies and adults. Send them to Warm Up America.
Send a card, letter or note once a week to someone undergoing chemotherapy. Apply at Chemo Angels.
Provide learning and encouragement to children around the world via Skype and the Granny Cloud website.
Discover how you can certify your dog as a therapy dog to volunteer in hospitals and schools.
Volunteer to Translate with Translators without Borders.
Contact us to get involved in our ongoing projects. We welcome your church groups, school clubs, scout troops, or group of friends to become angel volunteers. Feel free to share an idea of yours you want help implementing.
Here are some of our favorite volunteer projects you can easily do with your family in your own home or neighborhood.