Wireless and new 5G technology is making it easier than ever to volunteer. According to Statista, the average American volunteers 137 hours per year. However, in recent years non-profits have reported a shortage of volunteers. From your home, it’s now easier than ever to help fill the volunteer gap. Here are some organizations needing assistance:
National Suicide Prevention Line: The National Suicide Prevention Line provides critical counseling services through more than 150 crisis centers across America. They provide training on becoming a lifeline crisis counselor and need volunteers to help spread awareness of suicide prevention and mental health.
Why: Hunger: This organization provides a critical “find food” feature for some of our country’s most needy individuals. From your wireless cellphone, you can help keep food distribution maps up to date by calling centers and asking a series of questions about operations.
The Trevor Project: Helping LGBTQ youth, The Trevor Project volunteers have helped answer more than 200,000 calls, chats, and texts to decrease the risk of attempted suicide. Impressively, one volunteer can help more than 100 young who would not otherwise be supported, and they need your help.
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD): A national survey of adults during the pandemic found that excessive drinking increased by 21 percent. MADD does more than stand against teen alcohol abuse and driving while under the influence, but also helps all who are suffering from alcoholic behavior. Now you can volunteer to answer the helpline and provide emotional support to victims and survivors of alcohol abuse.
Mobile volunteers can take on many roles, and can be very useful for any organization. Consider also taking cute pictures of animals at your local pet adoption shelter and posting them online, or simply sharing a non-profit’s website to social media. There are many ways you can help, and with wireless, it’s at the tip of your fingers.