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During the pandemic we gathered up examples of virtual volunteering you could do, alongside the opportunities from our registered community partners.  The organisations and their opportunities featured here have not registered with us or signed our service standards - many of them are informal groups. We're including them here as we know there's a lot of interest amongst UCL students and staff in helping out with virtual opportunities right now. If you'd like any other ideas for getting involved or further advice, please feel free to get in touch with us at the Volunteering Service - [email protected] - we're here to help.

Anti-slavery Manuscripts
We need your help to turn our collection of handwritten correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century into texts that can be more easily read and researched by students, teacher
Be My Eyes
Every day, sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives.
The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more.
LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books no longer under copyright), and make them available for free on the Internet.
Zoological Society of London - Instant Wild
ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work, bringing you live images and videos from amazing locations all around the world.
UK City Nature Challenge
City Nature Challenge is an epic, global citizen science project to collect information about our local wildlife.
Free Rice
Free Rice is part of the United Nations World Food Programme, which is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and building a better future for people driven into
Translators Without Borders
Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help us run the organisation.

See what other students say about this project

"Volunteering is a great way to make people happy. It gives me a feeling of giving something back to the community, and that I'm doing something meaningful."
Clara Landes is a third-year European & International Social and Political Studies (ESPS) student and has been volunteering with Zooniverse. Have a read through her story below to see what it's like being part of cutting edge research, how she is helping her community with various projects, and how she is able to continue volunteering during COVID-19.