Volunteering virtually or remotely lets individuals donate their time to a cause that matters, which means they can make a difference even if they can’t volunteer in-person. We are excited to provide the below virtual and remote opportunities for individuals who would like to help others from the comfort of their own homes.
Individuals can fill out this form to report hours for their virtual or remote volunteer time.
Become a Mentor
YOU can change the life of a child for the better, forever! Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. As a mentor (Big), you will not only impact a child’s life today, but transform their lives forever. Mentoring is fun, rewarding and helps the children in your community. Learn more.
Showcase Your Favorite Hobby - From Home
Do you like to garden, sew, make crafts, cook, read stories, make books, take care of pets, exercise, play an instrument, or sing? Would you like to share your hobby with a preschooler? Children First is offering the opportunity for you to make items for their classrooms or create a video sharing your hobby for their virtual library. This is an opportunity to personalize your volunteer experience from the safety of your home. View more details.
Take Stock in Children - Virtual Mentoring and Virtual Guest Presenter
Take Stock in Children is Florida’s flagship and most successful mentoring, college readiness and scholarship program for low-income, academically qualified students. Scholars in the program pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards and remain drug and crime free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fulfilling these commitments is a scholarship to attend college or technical school.
Virtual Tutoring for K-12 Math, English, Science or Social Studies
T.E.A.C.H. Online is looking for volunteers who are current or retired Certified Teachers/Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals who will provide virtual tutoring for underprivileged and underachieving K-12 students. These sessions will be pivotal as they will provide opportunities for students to address concerns they may be hesitant to address in a large classroom setting. View more details
Youth Advisory Council
Travel Unity is seeking people ages 13+ to join its Youth Advisory Council to work with one another and Travel Unity's staff, Board, and Advisors on Travel Unity's programs and mission. This is a great opportunity to work with fellow youth from around the world who care about culture, travel, and inclusion, along with an array of professionals dedicated to creating a more equitable world. View more details.
These Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project kits are designed to be completed on your schedule and are great for individuals or groups.
Notes of Encouragement
Volunteers can write messages of encouragement to any the following groups:
- Students – encourage students to do their best in school throughout the school year.
- Teachers – show appreciation for their hard work and dedication to educating our youth.
- Veterans – provide support and appreciation to veteran military men and women.
- Seniors – uplift the spirits of an elderly stranger.
Be as creative as you like - you can use stationary or hand-made note cards. Individual envelopes are not required, but please do not seal them if they are used as they need to be screened before being distributed. Please do not refer to specific holidays or occasions as the letters may not be shared before the holiday takes place.
Once complete, label each set of messages with their recipient type (in one package/envelope) then mail to:
UWS Volunteer Team
5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609
Color a Smile
Color a Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. This is an easy project to show children that they have the ability to help others and they offer 100's of coloring pages that can be printed and colored at home. Once finished, mail the completed drawings to their organization to be distributed. Visit the Color a Smile website for more information.