What counts as virtual/remote service?
The short answer is almost anything that involves helping anyone outside of your family. The long answer is all of these things that other students/schools have done:
- Write letters to veterans or troops
- Check out the App BeMyEyes that that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers
- Contact Camp Fire Teens in Action, they are participating in a variety of virtual service opportunities. Email Rosemary Pezzuto at Rosemary.Pezzuto@campfirepatuxent.org
- Sign up to be an online tutor with TeensGive
- Call a local senior citizen's home to see if they are connecting their patients with volunteers to chat. SImilarly some places are connecting people to be pen pals!
- Ask yourself these questions:
- Is there a place collecting food or making care packages that I can help with?
- Is there something I can do for my neighbors to serve my community?
What if I do want to do in person service?
That is fine too, just be sure the place you are volunteering with is upholding the CDC guidelines. A great way to do service and socially distanced is to find a service site that works outside. Something like working with an environmental organization in your area that works to create a cleaner environment!
These spreadsheets are a good place to start looking if you are interested in something else:
Click the menu expansion button on the map below (top left corner, with arrow) to filter the map based on student grade level. Click View Larger Map (partial square in upper right corner) to open in a new window.