Virtual Civic Engagement Directory
Explore the following opportunities to remain engaged while socially distancing! Before getting involved, read through SLICE's Virtual Civic Engagement Homepage for more information and advice on finding the right opportunity.
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Forbes - COVID Giving GuideCheck out this list of reliable organizations that you can donate to help with COVID-19 related issues.
Find the MasksUse your current location and find out where you can donate masks and what different locations need. Variety of donations welcome including PPE, homemade masks, N95s, and others.
Ask a Scientist - Federation of American ScientistsDo you have COVID-19 questions? The scientists of the Federation of American Scientists have answers. Search already asked questions or ask your own questions on their website.
World Without COVIDWorld Without COVID empowers everyone to fight this pandemic through advancing research and blood plasma donation. Instantly match with opportunities to participate in clinical trials for vaccines, treatments, antibody testing, and blood plasma transfusion.
Literacy Initiative OpportunityGet paired with a high school student to help them prepare for AP testing, ACT/SAT, etc. online once or twice a week.
TeensGive - Online TutoringTutor children virtually, especially those in after-school programs in underserved communities.
Animal FriendsDonate money or other items to help feed animals and allow the shelter to continue to support those in need.
Humane Animal RescueHelp provide food, supplies, and money for homeless pets and family pets in need, especially for pets whose families are impacted by COVID-19.
COVID-19 Solidarity Response FundDonate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to directly support the World Health Organization (WHO) as they lead and coordinate the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Color a SmilePrint, color, sign, and mail coloring pages to spread artwork and cheer to people in need of a smile. People of any age can volunteer to color and send their artwork to senior citizens, troops over seas, and others.
Charity MilesA fitness app that allows you to choose a charity that corporate sponsors will donate to based on your physical activity. The more miles you move, the bigger a difference you can make!
Operation GratitudePartner with Operation Gratitude to write letters to veterans and frontline responders of COVID-19.
Literacy PittsburghTeach adult reading, writing and math or English as a Second Language (ESL). No teaching experience necessary, you just need enthusiasm, patience and compassion.
Cards for Hospitalized KidsPartner with Cards for Hospitalized Kids to make and send cards with a generally uplifting message to kids currently in the hospital.
Help with COVIDDatabase of new or established projects with a focus on helping with the COVID-19 crisis.
Book ShareContribute your skills and passions to help people with print disabilities read. From scanning and proofreading, to describing images, to providing support for Bookshare® teachers and families.
Amnesty DecodersJoin a global network of digital volunteers helping research and expose human rights violations. Use your computers or phones to help researchers sift through pictures, information and documents.
Code for AmericaDo you have web site and software development, design, or writing skills? Volunteer with Code for America and contribute to civic technology projects across the country while working from home.
United Nations VolunteersApply to join the United Nations Volunteer program. Choose from a wide-ranging list of activities in different fields for a longer term service opportunity
Please note that Carnegie Mellon does not have a direct affiliation with all of these organizations. If you have a suggestion for an additional opportunity for us to add or have questions, please email SLICE. We’d love to hear about your contributions in this challenging time, so be sure to share those stories (and pictures!) with us as well!