Good Samaritanism & Micro Volunteering
Micro Volunteering allows anyone, anywhere, the opportunity to participate with or without a computer and are generally tasks that require just a few minutes or a few hours. Examples include, but are not limited to making origami cranes for cancer patients, transcibing videos for the hearing impaired, writing letters of encouragement, or knitting/crocheting hats for babies in neo-natal intensive care!
Goodness continues to permeate through acts of kindness, compassion, and love. Good Samaritans of all types demonstrate to our city that volunteers can still make a difference from home; many of which are our very own Wynn Heroes! From starting a meal train to feed volunteers, first responders, and businesses on the front lines to grocery shopping and preparing meals for neighbors who are homebound, or maybe you've been sewing "comfort masks" for healthcare workers or nonprofit staff; your time in the community matters!
Employees are able to log Good Samaritan volunteer hours from March 1 - May 15, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic the world is currently facing. Hours logged during this time period are eligible to be counted towards the Wynn Resorts, Limited global volunteer hour goal. Good Samaritan hours encompass activities that are done for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals not directly associated with a nonprofit entity.
Virtual volunteerism offers a convenient, flexible way for employees to volunteer without traveling to and from work or home. This approach to volunteerism harnesses technology and has led to innovative models for helping communities and individuals. There are many virtual volunteer opportunities, and the range of services organizations provide continues to grow.
An established B2B marketplace connecting nonprofits and volunteers for pro bono services. Volunteers provide assistance with accounting, legal, communications, marketing, and other administrative work. Organizations measure value based on savings to utilize a volunteer and not professional services, etc.
American Corporate Partners
Provides veterans with mentoring through ACP AdvisorNet – an online network of volunteer Advisors who commit to sharing their business expertise and advice with military veterans and their immediate family. Veterans can post questions related to employment, career development and small business.
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. Volunteers sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together . Since January 2015, more than 2,000,000 volunteers have signed up to assist blind and low-vision users.
Bookshare makes reading easier. People with blindness, cerebral palsy, dyslexia and other reading barriers can customize reading for their learning style and find virtually any book needed or desired. Bookshare offers thousands of books to people with reading disabilities! Volunteers either scan books to be added to the collection or edit books that have been scanned.
Online platform where students ask career questions that are answered by people working, or that have worked, in that field. Users need a LinkedIn account to start helping students become better informed about the career decisions they are facing.
The mission of iCouldBe is to provide high school students with an online community of professional mentors, empowering teens to stay in school, plan for future careers, and achieve in life. iCouldBe is meant to connect the energy and expertise of mentors from various professions with the most vulnerable students in the U.S. educational system.
LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books no longer under copyright), and make them available for free on the Internet. Volunteers are free to choose the books they wish to record; books are recorded in all languages. Most text is sourced from Project Gutenberg.
Message of Hope
Message of Hope is launching a new program named Hope Reads. Join them to build the hope library so children in hospital can listen to their favorite stories read by you! Story submissions will be accepted in English and Spanish.
Missing Maps Mapathon
Natural Disasters kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people annually around the world. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally ‘missing’ from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief effort. Missing Maps is an open and collaborative project in which volunteers can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Smithsonian Digital Volunteers
The most well-known museum organization in the country offers volunteers the chance to work from home at their own pace. Volunteers provide “digital assistance” transcribing documents to online archives, editing articles, or providing online descriptions of museum artifacts and the organization’s many research projects.
Strive for College
Volunteers are needed to mentor students and also help them complete their college and financial aid application.
Tech Soup has a series of discussion groups where nonprofits ask questions about technology. Volunteers can log into the community at any time and try to help nonprofits and volunteers with questions about software, databases and more. TechSoup also needs volunteers to transcribe its most popular archived webinars.
Translators without Borders
Virtual volunteers provide translations in dozens of languages on behalf of international organizations focused on crisis relief, humanitarian aid, health and education. Wynn employees are fluent in dozens of different languages, so this may be a great opportunity to share our talents!
7 Cups Communities provide a compassionate place to discuss issues you are struggling with and a place where you can offer support to others who need it based on your own experiences. 180 professional therapists and over 300,000 trained listeners have helped over 25 million people. Volunteers are provided free online training & support. 7 Cups offers a free active listening course, online volunteering from home or via app, as well as volunteers set their own availability to listen. In addition, support & coaching for volunteers from friendly mentors is available to assure readiness.