Volunteer from Your Couch!

18-Nov-2020

By: Kathryne Lapeyrouse

As the world is changing and adapting to our new reality surrounding COVID-19, volunteer opportunities are evolving as well. There are many organizations going virtual. Just as you can shop for groceries without ever leaving your house, you can volunteer online now too. I have complied a list of some organizations that are seeking out volunteers to help their causes digitally.

Most of these organizations list their volunteer needs via their website. The needs range from administrative work, research, technology, translation, design, mentoring and so much more. For most, the sign up is easy and requires little information from you. There are some organizations that require some training, which is provided. The time required varies by need, averaging anywhere from one hour to 10 hours each week. Many of these are eligible to be logged with Danos WORKS, which will help raise money for these organizations as WORKS pays the organization $10 per hour for our employees who volunteer their time.

United Nations Volunteers - https://www.onlinevolunteering.org

Catchafire - https://www.catchafire.org/

The Smithsonian - https://www.si.edu/volunteer/DigitalVolunteers 

Translators Without Borders - https://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/

Crisis Text Line - crisistextline.org/become-a-volunteer/

Zooniverse - https://www.zooniverse.org/get-involved

Points of Light - https://www.pointsoflight.org/virtual-volunteering-opportunities/

VolunteerMatch - https://www.volunteermatch.org/virtual-volunteering

Create the Good (via AARP) - https://createthegood.aarp.org/volunteer-ideas/virtual.html

UpChieve - https://upchieve.org/volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering but are not sure how or where to start, or you are not comfortable donating your time in-person, these sites are a great resource. If you decide to get involved virtually and want to start logging hours via Danos WORKS, please reach out to me with any questions. Happy volunteering!

Kathryne Lapeyrouse

Kathryne, better known as Katie, joined Danos in 2018 as a part of the job cost team in project services. She has been involved in the oil & gas industry since 2000. Last year, Katie was asked to serve as chairperson of Danos WORKS. She is also a member of Junior Auxiliary of Houma and serves on the outreach team with Bethany Church.



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