Team Crawford members are taking “a day on, not a day off” this Monday, January 18, to serve the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is an official day of service which celebrates the legacy and life of this great leader. Although the pandemic has proposed a challenge to serving our community in person, our team has identified several local and national virtual opportunities to give back on this special day.
United Way Greenville
Our local United Way of Greenville is looking for volunteers of all ages to send “virtual hugs” with video letters to isolated seniors in nursing homes, assisted living residences, and memory care facilities in the Upstate. Videos can include pictures, jokes, stories, a song—anything to spread cheer. You can also send a snail mail letter if you’d like to get arts-craftsy!
This local nonprofit works to fight food insecurity by feeding the hungry, training, and educating the un- and underemployed. They welcome people from all walks of life and have several ways to serve the community.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes offers employment assistance to military members, veterans, and their spouses looking for new careers. They provide mock interviews and career counseling, and they’re always looking for individuals to help via phone and video in several areas. Hire Heroes USA is the most effective veteran employment nonprofit in the United States.
“Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.” You can be a social ambassador by spreading the word on your platforms about girls’ education, advocacy, and life skills, or you can help with fundraising efforts.
Career Village provides an open-access source of advice and career information to students by crowdsourcing answers to their questions. It’s easy to serve with Career Village by answering kids’ and teens’ questions online about their career paths. Think of it as a professional big brother/big sister opportunity.
If you are a history buff, this opportunity is perfect for you. The Smithsonian Museum offers the chance to become a digital volunteer to transcribe historical documents and make history more accessible to the public. You can learn and teach at the same time!
Be My Eyes
This free app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. By simply downloading the app and offering translating services, you can make a significant impact virtually.
This organization utilizes its digital platform to inspire young people to get involved in social change and campaigns. Great for families and offers lots of ideas for projects with volunteer opportunities. Find a cause you’re passionate about and dive in!
Several Crawford teammates are excited to use this special day to give back to our community. Please share with us on social how you are getting involved!