Help with COVID-19 by Volunteering Remotely or On-Site

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.

Grassroots Law Project
Grassroots Law Project
Date: 09/16/2020

GLP combines the best of grassroots organizing with legal expertise to radically transform policing and justice in America. They would like you to join their team in the fight for justice, freedom, and equality.

Volunteer with RAM against COVID-19
Remote Area Medical
Remote Area Medical is collaborating with national organizations to staff COVID-19 drive-through testing sites with administrative, non-clinical volunteers. There is an immediate need for your help!
Volunteer for the COVID-19 pandemic
UN Volunteers

Volunteer roles for medical specialists and non-medical researchers.

Volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic
Red Cross

Volunteers needed for blood donation, delivery support, facility screeners, and virtual positions.

Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (6K)
Front Runners New York, New York Road Runners, and the City of New York
Date: 11/30/-0001

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.

Brooklyn Pride Inc.
Date: 11/30/-0001

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.

Rage Release Repeat by Meditating for Black Lives
Meditating for Black Lives
Date: 11/30/-0001

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.

Translators Without Borders
Date: 11/30/-0001

Translators without Borders looks for volunteers that are fluent in at least one language to translate medical texts and more for various organizations! In addition, Translators without Borders looks for web page designers and managers for their various projects.

Volunteer with CITYarts
Date: 11/30/-0001

WIth over 330 mural projects completed and over 500 artists participating, CITYarts is a non-profit organization always looking for volunteers to help connect, educate and empower youth through the use of art! 

Translation Community
Date: 11/30/-0001

Art21 has partnered with Amara to create a community of transators to create captions for Art21's youtube channel and films! Join the volunteer translator team today and help to make films more accessible to all! 

Date: 11/30/-0001

The Smithsonian is constantly looking for volunteers to provide transcription services! Volunteers help to make history more accessible and the Smithsonian allows volunteers to set their own schedules! 

Volunteer at YPT
Young People's Theatre
Date: 11/30/-0001

The Young People's Theatre looks for passionate, theatre enthusiasts that are 14 years of age and older to virtually volunteer! Learn new skills and gain experience while giving back to the community! 

Make Calls To Support New Yorkers
New York Cares
Date: 11/30/-0001

The Phone Bank program that is offered by New York Cares, looks for volunteers who help connect those in need with the resources they need! A short online training session needs to be completed before one can begin! 

Become a Garden Guide
Queens Botanical Garden
Date: 11/30/-0001

Assist visitors as they explore the Queens Botanical Garden! There are many programs to be a part of each season! Anyone with a positive attitude, knowledge of plants and desire to learn are encouraged to volunteer! 

Be My Eyes Volunteer: Bringing Sight to the Blind
Be My Eyes
Date: 11/30/-0001

Be My Eyes is a non-profit organization with the goal of creating a more accessible world for the blind and those with low vision. The organization is always looking for volunteers to help translate their app, virtually assist the blind community and more! Improve someone's life today! 

The Climate Museum - Volunteer
The Climate Museum
Date: 11/30/-0001

The Climate Museum is a museum that aims to spark inspiration to fight the climate crisis through science and art! They offer virtual volunteer positions with tasks that include climate art, climate storytelling and more! 


Coronavirus Disease Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator

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.

Mapping the Areas of Greatest Need: First Book’s COVID-19 Activation Network
First Book

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.

The Homebound Project
No Kid Hungry & The Homebound Project

Actors and playwrights will be teamed up to produce 3 separate pieces, each one livestreamed over a 4-day period. Tickets for performances are $10, and all proceeds will go to No Kid Hungry.

Food Bank for New York City
Food Bank for New York City

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!

REPLENISH COMMUNITY: Mutual Aid Networks by State
Mutual Aid Network
Date: 11/30/-0001

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.

Challenging the Prison Industrial Complex
Critical Resistance

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.

National Bail Fund Network
Community Justice Exchange

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.