With your studies, part-time work, extra-curricular activities, as well as keeping up with your friends and family, trying to sneak in some time to volunteer can be difficult. Maybe with the little free time that you have, you would rather stay at home and relax. But did you know you don’t actually have to leave your home to get involved with some volunteering and to give back? There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer online that can all be done from the comfort of your own home. Here are some opportunities you may want to get stuck in:

UN Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) online volunteering programme organisations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges anywhere in the world. With roles in translation, writing and editing, outreach and advocacy and administration, there are plenty of diverse roles for you to get involved in.


Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for research powered by volunteers. The main ways of volunteering with Zooniverse are helping with classifications on data, being a beta tester on projects they are yet to launch, and being a moderator for a project.

Missing Maps

Due to natural disasters, almost 100,000 are killed and 200 million people are affected or displaced, causing many places where these disasters happen to be “missing” from any map. Missing Maps is a project that allows volunteers to map parts of the world that are vulnerable to natural disasters.

Operation War Diary

You can help uncover the stories of the British Army on the Western Front during World War One. By transcribing old diaries of these soldiers, you will help reveal the stories of those that fought in the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today.

Is online volunteering not for you?

Search our website for one of our other 200+ ongoing opportunities or book a one-to-one with David Coles, the Volunteer Centre Manager if you have more questions. And why not follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events and opportunities and read our blog for more volunteering tips and stories.