RamsConnect.VCU.edu
Get involved with a VCU student org to connect with a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Search and connect with orgs on RamsConnect.vcu.edu.

VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact
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he Center offers resources and tools you can use to support our VCU Health and community partners to connect, innovate and keep on partnering. These include virtual volunteering opportunities and ways to get involved locally, nationally and globally.

Keep on Partnering
Resources and tools you can use to support our VCU Health and community partners to connect, innovate, and keep on partnering.

Virtual Service
A curated compilation of virtual volunteer, do-it-yourself (DIY), or philanthropic opportunities.

VCU Health Virtual Volunteering Project List

Volunteer VCU    VCU searchable database of opportunities with immediate needs.

Volunteer VCU at The Commons  Students interested in giving back to the Richmond community through service have the opportunity to meet with a member of the Student Leadership & Civic Engagement team to discuss local volunteer options. Check out this form to connect with us or visit the Volunteer VCU website.

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, The Virginia Department of Social Services.  Links to Virginia’s 18 Volunteer Centers! Highlighted Centers:

Links to Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information and documents.

All for Good, Points of Light, Searchable Database of National Volunteer Projects

Be My Eyes  Volunteer to help people who are blind or visually impaired

Catchafire   Catchafire strengthens the social good sector by matching professionals who want to donate their time with nonprofits who need their skills.

Crisis Text Line    Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work

Do Something: A Youth-Led Movement for Good   As the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething’s millions of members represent every US area code and 131 countries. Using our digital platform, DoSomething members join our volunteer, social change, and civic action campaigns to make real-world impact on causes they care about. Sorry in advance for the #humblebrag, but here are just a few of our greatest campaigns.

Doctors Without Borders   Learn how to use OpenStreet mapping software to map some of the world's most vulnerable places and support NGOs and individuals using the maps and data to better respond to local crises.

Free Minds Book Club   Leave poetry feedback on the Free Minds Book Club blog for youth incarcerated as adults who are participating in book and writing clubs

The International Survey on Coronavirus   Complete The International Survey on Coronavirus and help an international team of researchers collect survey data on how citizens prepare and cope with the spreading Coronavirus.

LibriVox    LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain which are released as audio files back on the Internet for free. Record audiobooks for books and materials created prior to 1923.

National Park Service    Help shape the future of the National Park Service’s digital presence.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  The Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.  Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide, and the Lifeline has lots of ways you can take part. With your help, we can spread awareness about suicide prevention and mental health, and save lives. The network of local crisis centers that make up the Lifeline relies on dedicated and trained volunteers to help provide needed support for people in crisis.

Project Gutenberg   Help proofread free online books with Project Gutenburg.

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers    The Smithsonian benefits from the work of thousands of passionate digital volunteers who support the organization on-site in our museums, zoo, and other facilities. Today, digital technology makes it possible for people who believe in the Smithsonian mission to make significant contributions online. "Digital Volunteers" can now take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian's massive collections and can participate in a variety of research programs. Some roles require special knowledge or skill, but many do not.

Translators Without Borders    Apply to help translate documents, if you have another en_us skill, with Translators Without Borders.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV)    The United Nations Volunteers program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.

Zooniverse   The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers.