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Virtual and At-Home Volunteering Opportunities

Wondering how you can serve your community while staying at home? Check out these opportunities below! If you are interested in participating in any or all of the opportunities please click on Sign-Up or Express Interest under the descriptions below. You will be prompted to create a Boston Cares account and will then recieve an email with details and directions related to the selected volunteer opportunity. 

The Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment and its Boston Tax Help Coalition seeks volunteers to help run their Stimulus Hotline. Volunteers are needed to staff the hotline on every Friday in August from 2 pm - 5 pm. *At this time, the Boston Tax Help Coalition is seeking volunteers who speak Spanish to help with the hotline.

All you need to volunteer is a computer and a phone. Express Interest here to recieve more information and training materials. All volunteers must complete the virtual training before signing up for shifts.

Come together virtually to meet other volunteers while knitting or crocheting hats, scarves or mittens to donate to various non-profit agency partners. 

For this opportunity, volunteers are expected to have basic skills in knitting or crochet and must provide their own materials.  Interact and ask questions with other volunteers over video call for an engaging volunteer opportunity!

Want to let a nonprofit know that you are thinking of their staff and the people they serve? Write a letter or make a card and mail it to one of many agency partners.  




Follow the CDC guidelines and templates to make cloth masks for nonprofit partners. To make the sewn masks, volunteers will need cotton fabric, elastic, a needle and thread, a sewing maching, and scissors. There are also no sew mask options available for you to make and donate as well!




Help bring joy to someone's day by creating a video for a variety of agency partners! Creative videos of reading poetry, how-to's on crafts, or general well wishes are all welcome.






Are you a corporate group looking for virtual and at-home volunteer opportunities? 

Visit our Corporate Hands At Work Page