Need something to do while awaiting the "all clear"?
Check out these incredible crowdsourcing opportunities!
Be a virtual volunteer at The Library of Congress! Transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. Everyone is welcome to take part! crowd.loc.gov/
Ever wanted to record an audiobook? Now's your chance! LibriVox needs volunteers to read audiobooks. Great for performers, readers, and anyone who wants to preserve stories—as well as those interested in increasing access to audio material for the blind and those with print disabilities.
Family Search Indexing: Transcribe, review, edit, and tag historical documents such as ships' manifests, census records, journals, birth/death/marriage certificates, etc. A great project for anyone who loves genealogy and family history. They offer indexing projects from all over the world, with the projects broken down by region, and in some cases individual countries. Great practice for someone trying to find information on their own family trees, or wanting to help others locate information.
Become a "Citizen Archivist" for the National Archives! Transcribe documents, tag details in photos, and more!
Want to help scientists and researchers? You can identify meteors in radio data, decipher which tuberculosis bacteria is resistant to which antibiotic, or help count penguins by viewing time-lapse images! Zooniverse has projects in all fields - medicine, social studies, history, physics, chemistry, fine arts, and more. https://www.zooniverse.org/
Want to work on some real NASA science? NASA’s citizen science projects are collaborations between scientists and interested members of the public. Through these collaborations, volunteers (known as citizen scientists) have helped make thousands of important scientific discoveries. Many projects can be done by anyone, anywhere, with just a cellphone or laptop.
Welcome, citizen cartographers! Help unlock New York City's past by identifying buildings on beautiful old maps. You don't have to be a New Yorker to help the New York City Library harvest all the fantastic detail from original maps.