Generosity doesn’t have to go on hold with social distancing guidelines in place.
Take a cue from New College’s Student Activities and Campus Engagement (SAuCE) office and volunteer online.
Here are two suggestions:
Zooniverse is a platform for people-powered research that literally wouldn’t be possible (or practical) without the help of online volunteers. Spend as much or as little time as you’d like identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems or transcribing Shakespearean manuscripts.
The goal of Project Gutenberg is to create the largest digital library available and, so far, the initiative has amassed 59,000 free eBooks. Volunteer by donating eligible materials, transcribing books into digital form or proofreading others’ work.