Be My Eyes Pairs Volunteers With Blind People Who Need A Helping Hand

iOS: As you can imagine, even the simplest decisions without visual cues can be extremely challenging. Be My Eyes connects sighted people with the visually impaired through a live video feed to, as the name implies, be their eyes and help read objects or navigate their surroundings.

Volunteer Between Jobs To Fill Gaps On Your Resume

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, but it can also fill in large gaps in your resume between jobs.

LinkedIn Can Connect You To Volunteering Opportunities

Most people use LinkedIn to connect with coworkers old and new, meet new people in their field, and search for jobs or networking opportunities. Now, the service can help you find volunteering opportunities too, and match you up with charities and non-profit organisations that need your skills and can offer you valuable experience in return.

Ask LH: How Can I Help Charities Without Donating Money?

Dear Lifehacker, I’d love to give to charity, but I don’t have a lot of spare cash. How can I get involved in a way that really helps people?

Ask For Reference Letters From Volunteer Jobs

Volunteering is a great way to gain experience as well as give back to a community. When you’re done with an event or project, make sure to get a letter of recommendation to go along with your resume.

Get Into Events For Free By Volunteering

As long as you’re willing to do a little work, you can get into many concerts, plays and conventions without paying a cent. Just sign up to be a volunteer, suggests personal finance blog Wise Bread.

ProBueno Lets You Turn Your Talents Into Charity Donations

ProBueno is a new web app that lets you put your talents to good use. Whether your talents involve playing video games, coding and app development, baking biscuits or something else, you can volunteer your skills in exchange for charitable donations to the non-profit organisation of your choice.

Learn What Employers Want By Volunteering

Volunteering in your spare time isn’t just a good way to help the community. It’s a free opportunity to learn the skills you need to make a career change or get promoted.

Volunteering Can Improve Your Chances Of Getting Hired

We already know that volunteering can improve your life expectancy, but it also turns out it can increase your chances of getting hired. A recent LinkedIn survey reinforces the usefulness of letting potential employers now about your volunteer activities.

Volunteering For The Right Reasons Might Help You Live Longer

If you have the time, volunteering is an excellent way to keep yourself busy and positive. According to a new study in Health Psychology, it turns out if you’re volunteering to help others and not yourself, it might help you live longer.