These days, it's difficult to turn on the television or browse social media without hearing a story about human suffering. We all wish that we could do more to help our community and our world, but time and money don't always permit us to volunteer in-person.

Thankfully, there are ways to help causes that you believe in without even leaving your house. If you want to help make the world a better place right now, then consider these four ways that you can help the world from the comfort of your own home.

Financial Contributions

In the old days, making a financial contribution was tricky. You'd have to write a check and physically mail it and that was only after you found a worthy charity. Today, thanks to the internet, you can research worthy charities and make a donation within minutes of finding the charity of your choosing. If you can make a financial contribution, such as donating to companies that provide humanitarian aid after natural disasters, do so.

Online Advocacy

Sometimes what charities really need is just someone to get their message out there. Online advocacy can refer to anything from posting about a charity on social media to writing a blog post about the organization. This advocacy helps to spread an organization's message and is an easy way to help a charity from home.

"Click To Donate" Websites

There are many websites that allow users to click a link and in turn, the charity donates a meal or a small amount of money to a worthy organization. These websites are charities that are supported by online advertising revenue and they're an easy way to contribute to a charity from home without spending a dime.


While it may not be strictly “at home,” donating your time to a charity or humanitarian project near you is a great way to give back. Companies like Waterbrick International that produce versatile water containers for humanitarian aid, often have one-day events to gather/prepare supplies for third world countries or disaster relief. Finding these events is pretty easy, and participating is extremely helpful.

Greeting Cards and Letters

Greeting card campaigns are often organized for sick children or elderly individuals who could use a bright light in their day. A family member or friend will often set up a request for greeting cards to be sent to an ailing person and people from all over the world will send a kind message to this individual in need. You can easily find these greeting card campaigns online and they're a great way to spread a little joy and positivity to someone in need without ever leaving your home.

You don't have to fly to a foreign country and volunteer if you want to make the world a better place. These are all great ways to do charitable acts from the comfort of your own home.

Author's Bio: 

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.