2020 Stand Together Week | Virtual Volunteer Projects

2020 Stand Together Week | Virtual Volunteer Projects activities include assisting with translations for the UN, becoming a mentor, making blankets for youth, etc.

Organization Activity Description Focus Area
Beyond These Walls Be a Panpal with LGBTQ+ Prisoners Beyond These Walls' pen pal program connects free world volunteers with LGBTQ prisoners as pen pals, the old fashioned way: letter writing. Equity
Black United Fund Volunteer with Black United Fund With a small staff, BUF is always searching for volunteers to help us continue the work of promoting equitable educational opportunities for underserved students. Equality
Bookshare Share Books with the Reading Impaired Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. Education/Equity
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area Lend a Hand from home Are you a data guru, expert salesperson, graphic designer, or social media fanatic? Your skill set could help make all the difference. Lend a hand from home by helping with a project. Education
Catch A Fire Volunteer from home This is a volunteer search tool for exclusively online volunteer projects. Each one has a timeline that can range from a one hour time commitment or several weeks. Projects range from writing thank you notes, editing photos, or helping set up organizations on Slack. All
Crisis Text Line Become a Crisis Counselor Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis with active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.. Health & Wellness
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon Volunteer to Help Cats from Home While staying at home, here are things everyone can do from home!
 1. Cut material for cage covers; 
 2. fold newspapers to line traps; and
 3. make masks and face shields for staff and volunteers"
generationOn Find Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family These activities include making cards for first responders, creating bookmarks for kids, providing “doggie bags” for animal shelters, and more. All
Linus Project Make Blankets for Kids Each hand-made blanket, like a stone tossed into a quiet pond, sends gentle ripples of comfort outward to hurting child, fearful parents, caregivers, grandparents, friends and community. Youth/Health & Wellness
MIKE for Healthy Youth Become a Mentor with MIKE Program Interested in helping today’s youth develop through health education?  MIKE mentors support local youth while gaining experience and honing skills in health education and youth development! Health & Wellness
Operation Gratitude Support the Frontlines from Home This campaign provides a couple different opportunities to support Deployed Troops, National Guardsmen, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health & Wellness
Oregon Humane Society At-Home Crafts for OHS By taking on an at-home service project, you are assisting us in our mission to save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Environment
Portland Rescue Mission Pack a Care Kit Care Kits are a simple way to provide practical help to people in our community experiencing homelessness. Keep some in your car so you are prepared to offer one next time you see a person in need of a care kit. Health & Wellness/Equity
Rahab's Sisters Provide Radical Hospitality to Marginalized Communities Volunteer opportunities include:
Preparing meals in your home 
Joining on-site on Friday nights to support social distancing efforts
Supporting Sunday outreach to guests living on the street
Volunteering as a counseling buddy on the Community Support Team to reach out to guests virtually.
Health & Wellness/Equity
Store to Door Shop for Homebound Seniors Support independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. Health & Wellness
The American Red Cross Red Cross Online Volunteering in Oregon Remote volunteers support many Red Cross programs and services by providing "behind the scenes" support and organization. Health & Wellness
Translators Without Borders Provide Translation Services to Global Nonprofits TWB is looking for volunteers fluent in at least one language other than their native language. Opportunities include translating medical texts and crisis response as well as other engaging projects. Equity
United Nations Volunteer from home with the UN UNV connects volunteers with organizations working for peace and development in need of skills like research, writing, art, and design. All