Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama issued a call to service to kick off United We Serve, the administration’s summer of service for all Americans. She encourages us to volunteer in any capacity we can, regardless of our means or our skills. Projects and opportunities can register on Serve.gov to participate in this effort. Another new website, All for Good, has appeared as well — it acts like a Craigslist for volunteer projects and opportunities.
If you’ve ever considered volunteering in your community but thought doing so on your terms was not an option, think again. YouTube has responded to United We Serve with VideoVolunteers, a direct attempt to engage YouTube’s millions of users in online volunteering. VideoVolunteers connects tech-savvy folks with interest and skill in video editing to non-profits who need help spreading their message on the internet. In fact, a few popular YouTube personalities have already given their time and talents to get the word out about VideoVolunteers. See below:
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to volunteer for a cause you believe in, wait no longer! The possibilities are limitless, and in many cases you don’t even need to leave your home.