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Volunteering From Home

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Thanks to the internet, you can often volunteer for a cause you care about by staying home. One way is by working on your computer. This is often known as "virtual volunteering."

As a virtual volunteer:

  • You can help any organization you like, using your skills and expertise - including your typing ability.
  • The organization can be in any part of the country - or even in another part of the world.

On the downside, you don't meet people face-to-face. This may be offset by being in touch by e mail and phone calls. WIth an inexpensive video set up, you can see other people. For example, through Skype: offsite link.

You can find a position that works for you through web-based groups that link volunteers with the nonprofit organizations that need volunteers. For example (in alphabetical order):

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