If it is overwhelming to leave the house right now, but you’re comfortable doing activities from home & having conversations with others, try the following:

Video/Phone Support Groups
  • Support groups can be a great way to share your experience and learn from others’ experiences. If you’re not ready to show your face, simply turn your camera and/or microphone off and listen. Go at your own pace.
Call a Warmline

Not in crisis, but just need to talk to someone? Try calling a warmline! Warmlines were created so that people can have non-crisis support calls with trained volunteers. These calls are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health problems.

 

What to know before you call: 

  • Call a warmline in your own state first, if one exists. 
  • If one doesn’t exist or is busy, call a warmline in another state that is close to you and provides national service.
  • When you call, they might ask for some information, like where are you calling from.
Pursue Your Interests/Hobbies - Virtually!
Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteering has many rewards – not only do others benefit from your help, but giving back to others can improve your mood. Check out the following opportunities below: 

    • Provide tutoring and/or advice to low-income high school students to help them succeed through UPchieve.
    • Virtually help veterans and their families with career prep through mock interviews or job search advice.  See Hire Heroes USA for more info.
    • Be an online emotional support person at 7 Cups.
    • Use your vision to solve tasks for blind and low vision people with Be My Eyes.
    • Send a card or letter once/week to someone undergoing chemotherapy. Apply at Chemo Angels.
    • Find additional virtual volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch.

 

SOURCE: 25 Volunteer Jobs to Do from Home