This page features virtual and on-site volunteer opportunities to aid communities impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Thousands of volunteers like you are needed daily. Check back often to find ways you can help during these difficult times.
Love to run and be an activist? The Front Runners NY LGBT Pride Run, which has been happening every year for four decades, offers the opportunity to celebrate and show your solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community! The history of the race has emphasized the movement toward equality and inclusivity for the community while also lifting up its members to take pride. The race will follow COVID guidelines, which you can read about on the event’s website.
The 25th Annual Brooklyn Pride LGBTQIA+ 5k in Prospect Park is happening this weekend! They are also offering a virtual option, so you can participate and get the merch regardless of where you are. They also have an option to donate if running is not your cup of tea. The run’s mission is to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community while uplifting nonprofits that gather and contribute support and resources to the community, including Gotham Cheer this year.
Meditating for Black Lives hosts a morning alignment guided meditation with Brittany Micek, founder of MfBL, followed by a run led by Ronald Peet. In honor of Juneteenth, come sit with Meditating for Black Lives as they bring the practices of meditation to help heal the collective community conscious from oppression, followed by a run to center everyone and release pain. The event will also feature complimentary herbal iced coffee from Graziella Coffee Co.. Share this safe space to reflect, relax, and release.
A number of highly-rated charities have created funds to support communities around the world affected by the outbreak, and Charity Navigator has already done the complicated process of analyzing and categorizing those charities. Pick a charity and donate to help the work they do and the world we live in.
Please consider supporting one of these trustworthy organizations today. Your support will help individuals and communities battle the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and around the globe.
We believe that education is the best path out of poverty for kids in need. But access to quality education is far from equal. Significant barriers stand in the way for kids in low-income communities, including scarce books and learning materials. You can help these kids today! Visit our webiste for more.
In New York City, the city’s “new normal” of social distancing, shuttered businesses, lost wages, and closed schools has led to thousands more New Yorkers facing hunger. Food Bank has ramped up operations to keep meals flowing to New Yorkers everywhere, and we need your help to do that!
If you’ve been following how people are responding to the pandemic, you may have seen the words 'mutual aid' show up in the news and across communities. That’s because 'mutual aid networks” are springing up from the quick work of organizers trying to make sure their neighbors have access to what they need to survive given the failures of our government to provide an intact social safety net. This is a Database of Mutual Aid Networks in all 50 states.
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness.
The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. We regularly update this listing of community bail funds that are freeing people by paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention.