Insurance Industry’s Week of Giving kicks off Saturday across the U.S.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) invites insurance professionals to volunteer for their community nonprofit organizations during the annual Week of Giving (October 10-17, 2020).

With many in-person projects cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IICF lists many ways to safely make an impact in the communities where we live and work.

Some of the suggested activities include:

AARP Create the Good: Search AARP’s virtual volunteer database here for an opportunity in your community.

American Red Cross 
– Missing Maps Program
– Blood donation

Hire Heroes USA: Help veterans with mock interviews, career coaching remotely: 

Homemade PPE Masks: For healthcare workers, homeless programs/shelters, etc. Many opportunities are listed on VolunteerMatch.com

Smithsonian Institute: volunteer by transcribing historical documents 

Track bird populations and migration patterns 

Trevor Project: Trevor Chat/TrevorText volunteers are trained to answer chat messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide. 

United Nations: Apply to volunteer with the UN

UPchieve: Be a virtual Academic Coach to at-risk students: 

Virtual Tutoring –Provide tutoring services and support for high school students in statistics and government courses through virtual Microsoft TEAMS and Zoom platforms.

Write letters to Service Members:
Operation Gratitude 
– A Million Thanks 

Read more about IICF Volunteerism during COVID-19 here.

The IICF provides volunteering opportunities throughout the year, since 2001, it has generated over 300,000 hours of volunteer service and contributed $40 million in community grants.