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Laramie Volunteering Opportunities

 

Volunteer Hub

Volunteer Hub is a website that brings together Laramie nonprofits and University of Wyoming students, faculty, and staff. Through this website users can browse a list of Laramie-area organizations, reply to active volunteer opportunities, and create a record of their volunteer hours and activities. 

 

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Web-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a brief list of volunteer opportunities that operate in a virtual environment. See this helpful guide to getting started with virtual volunteering.  If you would like to add to this list or have any questions please reach out to slce@uwyo.edu

 


Amnesty Decoders

decoders.amnesty.org

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


Anti-Slavery Manuscripts

www.antislaverymanuscripts.org

This project from the Boston Public Library asks volunteers to transcribe correspondence between anti-slavery activists from the 19th century.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

www.wyobbbs.org/volunteer

In these times of uncertainty, the importance of strong relationships has never been more clear. You can help make a difference by becoming a mentor. We launched our campaign called “Defending Potential from Home” in September to promote the power of virtual mentorship. Every child can benefit from positive mentorship and you can make a difference, regardless of the circumstances. You are the next defender of potential, and you can do it all from home! We are actively recruiting volunteers to mentor youth in our community from a distance. Head to wyobbbs.org/volunteer to become a part of something bigger.


Bookshare

www.bookshare.org

Bookshare formats books for people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, visual impairments, physical disabilities, and other reading barriers. Volunteers are needed to scan and proofread texts that will be modified for accessibility.


Building Inspector

buildinginspector.nypl.org

This project from the New York Public Library calls citizen cartographers to help unlock New York City’s past on old maps. Volunteers identify buildings and details to make historical, interactive maps of New York City.


By The People

www.crowd.loc.gov

By the People from the Library of Congress allows volunteers to transcribe historical documents in English and Spanish. 


Catchafire Database

www.catchafire.org

Catchafire helps match volunteers’ skills, schedules, and resources with projects requested by nonprofits across the US.


Crisis Text Line

www.crisistextline.org

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 remotely—anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.


DoSomething.Org

www.dosomething.org

A digital platform powering real-world impact. 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.


Eyewire

www.science.eyewire.org

Eyewire asks volunteers to play games that assist researchers in mapping the human brain.


The Human Voicebank

vocalid.ai

The Human Voicebank celebrates the diversity and power of voice. With over 25,000 individuals from all over the world contributing millions of sentences to our platform, we’re building a community that uplifts voices everywhere.


LibriVox

www.librivox.org

LibriVox provides free public domain audiobooks. Volunteers read and record books on the public domain and in all languages.


Learning Ally

www.learningally.org

Unlocking Student Potential Through Improved Literacy. Volunteer opportunities include narration, listening, and quality assurance. 


Mapping Prejudice

www.mappingprejudice.org

Mapping Prejudice is creating a database of racial criteria creating obstacles for people of color seeking safe, affordable in housing in large cities in the US. Volunteers read deeds that may contain racial criteria language and add information to a database.


The Missing Maps Project

www.missingmaps.org

The Missing Maps Project creates detailed maps for Non-Government Organizations such as the Red Cross. Volunteers can contribute to maps or validate others’ work. 


Old Weather

www.oldweather.org

Help scientists transcribe arctic and worldwide weather observations recorded in ship’s logs since the mid-19th century.


Operation Photo Rescue

www.operationphotorescue.org

Operation Photo Rescue restores and re-prints damaged photos for people impacted by natural disasters. Volunteers use Photoshop to clean up damaged images. (Photoshop experience and access required).


Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

www.transcription.si.edu

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers transcribe and review historical documents and biodiversity data.


Stall Catchers

www.scistarter.org/stall-catchers-nlm

The Stall Catchers project is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions. This project focuses on one aspect of the disease: reduced blood flow in the brain. Volunteers watch ultrasounds of mice brain blood flow and label flow/stall status to aid researchers.


Summer Camp Hub

https://summercamphub.com/online-tutoring-volunteer-opportunities/

Summer Camp Hub has compiled a list of virtual tutoring opportunities. There is a wide variety of virtual tutoring options available to those who want to dedicate their time to helping students, especially those in low-income underserved communities. Whether you’re a high school student, college student, professor, or industry professional, here are some places you can volunteer.


United Nations Volunteers Programme Database

www.onlinevolunteeering.org

The United Nation Volunteers programme is a database website that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.


UPchieve

www.upchieve.org

UPchieve is a free, online platform that connects low-income high school students in the US with live, volunteer coaches (that’s you!) any time they need it.


VolunteerMatch Virtual Volunteering Database

www.volunteermatch.org

VolunteerMatch connects qualified volunteers to positions posted by nonprofit organizations across the globe. 


 

Zooniverse Database

www.zooniverse.org

Zooniverse provides people-powered scientific research. Volunteers work in a variety of capacities to assist professional researchers in multiple fields. 

Examples of projects on Zooniverse include: SCOTUS Notes, Penguin Watch, Etch a Cell, The American Soldier, Gravity Spy, and Sounds of New York


7 Cups of Tea

www.7cups.com

7 Cups provides free, 24/7 emotional support to millions via online chat. Volunteer listeners assist in providing this support. 

 

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