Engage in global community service virtually. Provide services to an organization or community online and act globally while staying locally.
Virtual Community Engaged Global Learning Programs
The following are examples of globally focused virtual community engaged global learning programs:
Amnesty Decoder is a platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help researchers sift through pictures, information, and documents to expose human rights violations.
Paper Airplanes English Program
The Paper Airplanes English Program connects you with Syrian refugee students for English tutoring over Skype. Two-hour weekly sessions take place over 16 weeks using a pre-prepared curriculum. Personalized training is provided virtually over a 2-week period to ensure success.
Smithsonian Digital Volunteers
Smithsonian Digital Volunteers take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian's massive collections and can participate in a variety of research programs. Projects include transcribing historic documents and contributing content to Wikipedia.
Solar Cookers International Volunteer Research Assistant
The Solar Cookers International Volunteer Research Assistant position involves conducting economic research and analysis on the impacts of solar cooking. Solar Cookers International is a non-profit looking to provide modern fuel to cook food to low-income populations.
Solar Cookers International Volunteer Website Editor
The Solar Cookers International Volunteer Website Editor position involves providing administrative support to this non-profit organization by keeping their Wikipedia and other wiki-based sites up-to-date. Solar Cookers International is a non-profit looking to provide modern fuel to cook food to low-income populations.
Translators Without Borders Volunteer
Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but to also help run the organization. You can volunteer if you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language. There other volunteer roles such as project manager, graphic or web designers, and fundraisers.
United Nations Volunteers
The United Nations Volunteers program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteers are connected with organizations working toward sustainable development goals.
United Planet Virtual Internships & Volunteering
United Planet Virtual Internship & Volunteer Opportunities are placements facilitated by the organization in which they match you with a global project while providing you with training and support.
Virtual Community Engaged Global Learning Tools
Below is a list of organizations and search engines that can assist you in finding a virtual community engaged global learning placement: