Volunteering Opportunities you can do from home

Last updated April 4, 2020

The Folding at Home initiative: Your computers downtime can help with research. If you have some computers at home that are on all the time and are idle a lot you can donate your free computer cycles to Scientific research. They are currently running simulations on Covid research.

Zooniverse – become a citizen scientist

Letters and Diaries at the Newberry: The Newberry needs help deciphering handwritten letters and diaries and turning them into searchable resources. Log on to dive into the lives of American families in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Tagging for the National Archive – So many cool historic documents. Just click the link and look for something interesting to transcribe.

 Transcribing rare documents for the Library of Congress: The “By the People!” program lets you choose what papers to transcribe and you don’t need any experience to do it.

Helping Librarians and Archivists – Atlas Obscura is keeping an ever growing list of ways to help out without leaving home

Creating Cloth Face Masks – An Instructables pattern