Hello everyone! I hope you’re all safe and well. Here are some resources that I have utilized to gain research, volunteering, and shadowing experience remotely! I hope this list encourages you to seek opportunities even though in-person settings are not friendly at the moment. Please remember that social distancing and wearing masks during this time demonstrates your respect for others and a sense of regard for our community!
Click on the hyperlinks to access the opportunity!
Online Research Opportunities:
Contains projects with a focus in natural, social, and behavioral sciences
Projects can be done at your own pace
Explores a broader range of topics, including humanities and the arts
More well-rounded selection of opportunities
Collection of worldwide volunteer organizations
Require a greater time commitment than citizen science volunteering, but with a rewarding outcome
Expands access to the Smithsonian's massive collections
Participate in a variety of research programs
Certain roles require special knowledge or skill, but many do not
Connect with individuals who feel the need to be heard and cared for
Volunteer as a “listener” and talk to members through an anonymous chat
May reach out to talk about a specific concern
Improve your status and earn certificates for volunteer hours
Online Shadowing Opportunities:
Hosts virtual shadowing 1-2 hour sessions every Tuesday
Registered participants are able to hear the stories of a myriad of professionals specializing in a wide range of fields
Interact, ask questions, and receive a certificate for participation after completing a short quiz
Subscribe to our website by hitting “Join Us!” and entering your email
Updates will be emailed out about shadowing sessions
1-2 hour monthly shadowing sessions
2 Mini Q&As during session and 1 Grand Q&A at the end
Take a short quiz, pass, and certificate will be emailed shortly after
There are so many more opportunities available beyond this list alone. I hope to update it periodically as we find more ways to get involved online! Hope this helps you all out!
Thank you for reading.
Stay safe & Take care,