VolunteerMatch is dedicated to supporting our broader community to the very best of our ability—the nonprofit sector, individual volunteers, the CSR ecosystem, government agencies, and the public at large—during the coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented social environment in which we find ourselves today.
Our commitment to you remains unchanged, and is in fact stronger today than at any other point in the history of our organization. As the leader in volunteer mobilization and engagement, our responsibility to connect individuals across the nation with the causes and organizations that are most in need is an effort that, in these times, requires a renewed sense of focus and action.
With the full strength of our resources behind us, we are oriented—for the duration of this public health crisis and beyond—toward providing a platform for our many communities to receive the support, resources, and direction needed to weather these turbulent times.
This page is updated on a regular basis, to surface trusted content as it becomes available, and to react in real-time to the quickly evolving needs of the current environment.
As cities, states, and regions enact outbreak mitigation controls such as physical distancing, shelter-in-place ordinances, stay-at-home directives, and other social measures to reduce demand on hospital networks and keep us all healthy, we've seen a catastrophic impact to both the nonprofit sector that relies on strong volunteer engagement, as well as vulnerable communities who rely on a healthy and functioning nonprofit sector for safety, security, and wellbeing.
One way to help during this time is by participating in virtual volunteer opportunities. Virtual volunteer opportunities are not new—in fact, organizations have been leveraging virtual volunteers for decades—and because virtual opportunities can be participated in from your home, if you're looking for alternatives to giving back and being helpful during this crisis, please consider getting involved virtually.
There are 6,500+ virtual volunteer opportunities—requiring the help of over 678,000 virtual volunteers— listed in the VolunteerMatch database by organizations that are continuing to operate during this crisis. Please consider giving your time.
We know there are large numbers of people who want to be helpful in this crisis and contribute time and energy to causes that are directly supporting communities impacted by coronavirus.
In the VolunteerMatch database there exists an emerging inventory of virtual opportunities specifically geared toward providing avenues to be of service to organizations impacted by this crisis. Over 44,000 virtual volunteers are needed, and the numbers are rising rapidly.
We are making daily improvements to this page in order to help our nonprofit partners more effectively recruit volunteers, as well as to make it easier for volunteers to find opportunities to engage with. Please continue to check back frequently.
As thousands of U.S. citizens are now being asked by their local governments to self-quarantine, at VolunteerMatch, we’re also receiving numerous enquiries from companies and individuals who want to know how they can lend a helping hand in their communities. What are 4 ways to be a better volunteer during the COVID-19 outbreak at work and at home when personal preparedness and precaution is top of mind? This post includes some ideas we’ve collected to help if you’re curious about how you can help the most vulnerable populations.