Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Civil Rights activist who fought for equal rights and justice for all. Dr.King believed in helping his community through service. As a matter of fact, he believed that everyone had the ability to help their communities through service. Service brings us together and spreads love and peace. Many people will find it hard to go to a physical location this year to volunteer because of the pandemic. Therefore, we call you to find ways to volunteer your time virtually this year and continue spreading Dr.King’s message of love. This posts lists several ways to volunteer your time virtually .
Ways to volunteer your time in honor of Dr.King:
- Use your media, marketing and communication skills to help organizations accomplish their mission and raise awareness about different issues. In fact, Future Executives, Inc is always looking for volunteers to help us with our digital marketing campaigns and outreach program.In addition, we are always looking for grant writers to help us prepare and submit grant packages.Visit our volunteer page for all of the opportunities .
- Help someone with their career. You can help a veteran with their career by volunteering with Hire a Hero. The organization is looking for volunteers to help veterans with interviewing, resume and communication skills. You can volunteer to work with Career village too and answer questions from students to help them learn about different career paths.
- There are organizations looking for translators who can break language barriers. With this in mind, you can volunteer with Translators without Borders and become a translator for humanitarian, development and nonprofit agencies. Furthermore, you can use your skills to help someone learn something new by volunteering with TED Translate. The organization is looking for volunteers to translate videos and make them accessible to more people in different languages.
- Be a source of support for those struggling with Life issues or Crisis situations. Volunteer with the Trevor Project and counsel teens struggling with their LGBTQ identities, depression and suicide. Another organization you can volunteer with is the Crisis Text Hotline. As a matter of fact, they are looking for volunteer counselors to help provide advice and caring ears to those in crisis situations.
In conclusion,I hope this article helps you find a new way to help organizations and individuals in need for Martin Luther King Day and beyond. Dr.King would be happy to see us breaking barriers to help others.