A Guide To Remote Life.

So, you’ve been home alone, working alongside a roommate, or your spouse and kids for the past 18 months. No doubt remote work has presented its share of challenges. From Zoom Doom to odd hours to the isolation of not being in the office with your colleagues, friends, and coworkers, we could all use a little break from the (new) norm. The Transmyt team has put together a great guide, designed to help you thrive in this new world of remote work.

And it doesn’t stop there. Not only do we want you to explore this free guide, but we’d love for you to help it grow by contributing some of your favorite resources and categories to help make this the one remote resource guide to rule them all.
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A Guide To Remote Life.

So, you’ve been home alone, working alongside a roommate, or your spouse and kids for the past 18 months. No doubt remote work has presented its share of challenges. From Zoom Doom to odd hours to the isolation of not being in the office with your colleagues, friends, and coworkers, we could all use a little break from the (new) norm. The Transmyt team has put together a great guide, designed to help you thrive in this new world of remote work.

And it doesn’t stop there. Not only do we want you to explore this free guide, but we’d love for you to help it grow by contributing some of your favorite resources and categories to help make this the one remote resource guide to rule them all.

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Table Of Contents

Structuring Your Day

Time management
Ways to take a break

Keeping Your Mind Active

Brain games for adults
Learning something new
Mindfulness

Virtual Outings

Virtual team building resources
Virtual group activities

How To Help Others

Donate to COVID-19 relief efforts
Support the elderly and at-risk

Virtual Fitness Groups & Classes

Check out this incredible collection of virtual fitness classes. Ranging from HIIT to Yoga, to running. This group is sure to get your blood pumping and help you shed that quarantine 15

Yoga

Without a doubt, yoga is great for your body. It helps increase flexibility, strengthen and tones your muscles, improves circulatory health, and promotes deeper breathing patterns. These virtual yoga classes help develop core strength, increase flexibility, improve posture, boost energy, and increase the mind-body connection.

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Modo Yoga

IGTV

Yoga Vida

IGTV

YoBK

IGTV

Sky Ting

IGTV

Good Times Yoga

IGTV and Zoom (IG by donation, Zoom by subscription)

Bulldog Yoga

Online and app streaming (30 day free trial, then $12.99/mo)

Glo

Online and app streaming (14 day free trial, then $18/mo)

LOOM Yoga

Zoom ($10/class)

Live Yoga

Online streaming ($20/mo)

Gaia

Online streaming ($11.99/mo)

Peloton

App streaming (90 day free trial, then $12.99/mo)

CorePower Yoga

Online and app streaming (7 day free trial, then $19.99/mo)

Daya Yoga Studio

Zoom ($10/class)

Down Dog

Online & app (freemium)

Do Yoga With Me

Online streaming (2 months free)

Soul Flyte

Online streaming ($12 single class, $55 one month unlimited)

CorePower Yoga

Online and app streaming (7 day free trial, then $19.99/mo)

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HIIT & Boxing

If you’ve never tried HIIT or boxing before, now’s the perfect time to start. First of all, punching things is pretty much *the best* stress relief there is. And, second, doing HIIT has been known to help people shed pounds quickly. There is so many fun online kickboxing workouts you can do right from your living room out there these days. Here is a collection to try for yourself.

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Prevail Boxing

IGTV and YouTube

Carbon38

IGTV

Rumble

App Streaming

Peloton

App Streaming (90-day free trial, then $12.99/mo)

Tone it Up

App Streaming (7-day free trial, then $14.99/mo)

Cut Seven

Google Drive videos

Joe the Body Coach

HIIT workouts (has PE classes for kids, too!)

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Dance Fitness

If your at-home workout routine has gotten a little stale—and to be honest, many of ours have, and you haven’t found anything interesting in some of our other fitness categories—trying some dance workout videos at home can help breathe a little new life into it. Not only is it just plain fun, but it can also provide a bit of a mental boost and certainly hone those dance moves for whenever you’re back out at night and need to show them off.

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Good Move

IGTV and Zoom (free)

305 Fitness

YouTube links posted on IG channel daily (free)

Patricia Moreno

YouTube channel full of mood-boosting workouts (free)

Dancing Alone Together

Online Streaming

Dancing Alone Together

Online streaming

Jane Do

Online and app streaming (7-day free trial, then $9.99/mo)

Body By Simone

Online and app streaming (14-day free trial; then $15.99/mo)

LEKFit

Online and app streaming (7-day free trial, then $19.99/mo)

Dance Body Live

Online and app streaming (7-day free trial, then $34.99/mo)

AKT in Motion

App streaming (7-day free trial, then $34.99/mo)

Melody Dancefit

Online streaming ($9.99/mo)

Refit Revolution

YouTube channel (free)

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Pilates & Barre

Barre classes have become a fitness phenomenon. Taking inspiration from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, these workouts feature low impact, intense movements in a high rep format, with a host of benefits. Here’s a collection of online classes not just reserved for the nimble and flexible. Everyone, no matter their fitness level, shape, and size, can join.

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GoChlo Pilates

Pay what you want Zoom classes and YouTube channel “Pilates with Go Chlo”

Blogilates

YouTube

Homebod

$5-10 suggested donation – Pilates (instructor Ross is great), Barre + Dance & HIIT

Physique 57

Online and app streaming (7 day free trial, then $24.99/mo)

The Bar Method

Online and app streaming (14 day free trial, then $24.99/mo)

Barre3

Online and app streaming (15 day free trial, then $29.99/mo)

East River Pilates

$20/month all access (cardio, strength, conditioning, pre/postnatal)

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Running

It’s not news that global lockdowns and work-from-homers spawned a new wave of runners. From those eager to resuscitate Fitbits flatlining due to dwindling step counts, to those seeking social contact through isolation challenges, it’s now relatively common to hear someone in your household say, ‘I’m going for a run’. Here are a few great online running communities if your feet are itching to burn some miles.

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Runkeeper

by ASICS, has training packs and now virtual races to compete in

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Limited Mobility

The internet has been infiltrated by online workouts amid this remote life revolution and pandemic. But the options for people with physical and intellectual disabilities are few and far between. Here are a few options that offer adaptations, so everyone can keep fit and healthy while staying at home. Just make sure you get the all-clear from your licensed healthcare professional before embarking on any workout program.

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Journey LIVE

Live mindfulness classes including Mindful Movement offered FREE during the Covid Crisis.

Mindful Movement with Maggie

Yoga-style, low-impact exercises that take a body-positive approach for moving to feel good in your body. (14-day free trial, then $21/mo)

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Others

Now that we’ve covered the basics, here’s a list of alternative health, fitness, and wellness courses available to try online. This group contains everything you could possibly desire for mind, body, and spiritual wellbeing. Enjoy!

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Holisticly’s Virtual Workout Calendar

Virtual Workout Classes for At-Home Workouts

Les Mills

Online streaming

Nike Fitness App

App streaming

All In by Teddi Mellencamp

Online streaming

Booya Fitness

Online streaming (30 day free trial, then $8.99/mo)

NEOU

App streaming (14-day free trial, then $14.99/mo)

Studio Live

Online and app streaming (7-day free trial, then $15/mo)

Exhale

Online and app streaming (30-day free trial, then $19.99/mo)

JetSweat

Online and app streaming (7-day free trial, then $19.99/mo)

Obe

Online and app streaming (7-day free trial, then $27/mo)

The Class by Taryn Toomey

Online and app streaming (14-day free trial, then $40/mo)

The Assembly SF

Online streaming ($10/class for non-members)

Sweat with Kayla

App streaming (One month of free access and then $19.99/mo)

ACTIVE by Popsugar

Online streaming

Classpass

App streaming (free for members)

Millionaire Hoy Pro

Online and app streaming (30-day free trial, then $19.99/mo)

Sersana

Daily free class on IGTV (Spanish)

Wellory

Free text messaging with a nutritionist, text COVID19 to 69922

Fitness Blender

Online workout videos (free)

All Out Studio

Hearst Magazine’s Fitness App (Men’s Health, Women’s Health, etc) – 14-day free trial, then $8.99 per month

ASICS Studio

Free for everyone (yoga, bodyweight workouts, etc)

EvoLive!

Live virtual taekwondo lessons with certified masters and instructors. $49.99 for 2 weeks then $99.99/mo

Body & Pole Online

Virtual on-demand pole, aerial, flexibility, and conditioning classes. (2 Week Free Trial)

Melissa Wood Health

Free one week trial, then $9.99/mo

Activities For Kids

So, let’s get down to a major problem every parent is dealing with right now—namely, how to keep a kid entertained while staying safe and adjusting to remote life. There is no easy solution for this one, but here’s a roundup of the best virtual activities for kids that should give parents a fighting chance at creating productive stimulation.

Brain games

Brain Games for kids are an essential part of any parenting toolkit. They fill the time while waiting in line, driving in the car, and stuck in the house. Even during those sticky moments when you can’t just let your kid be bored without chaos raining down. A few of these games can be played solo, but most require at least one other partner, which means kids are working on social skills as they navigate the ins and out of cooperation and competition.

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KiwiCo

Monthly subscription boxes with STEAM – driven projects ($20 a month), ages 0-14.

Khan Academy Kids

Free, fun educational app for kids 2-7. They created daily schedules and curriculum while your kids are home.

Quill.org

Free grammar and writing lessons for K-12 students. Set up a classroom for you child or students.

Homer

Educational app for kids ages 2-8 (free 30-day trial available, $7.99/month or $44/year on their site)

Kodable

App that teaches kids the basics of coding, for ages 4-10 (free 7-day trial, $6.99/monthly)

Tynker

Coding app for ages 5+ (free during school closure)

Epic!

Digital library app, reads to kids as needed ($7.99/month)

BrainPop

Video-based educational app (free access during school closures)

TodoMath

Math app for grades Pre-K to 2 ($69.99/year)

Prodigy

Math app for grades 1-8 ($8.95/month)

Splash Learn

Math app for grades K-5 (free version available)

LOOM Yoga

Zoom ($10/class)

MentalUp

Games for attention, concentration, memory, logic and more, for kids ages 4-13 (free version available)

YouTube Learning

Huge educational video library covering a broad array of topics (free)

Upperline Code

Free coding workshops for high school students

Scholastic Learning From Home

Day-by-day educational projects for grades Pre-K – 6 (free)

Mystery Science

Easy science lessons for grades K-5 (free during school closure)

National Museum of Mathematics

A great line-up of virtual events (free and paid options)

ABCmouse.com

Free online curriculum for kids ages 2-8 with code AOFLUNICEF

Adventure Academy

Online curriculum for kids ages 8-13 (first month free)

Prodigies Music

Web and app streaming music curriculum (3 weeks free, then $13.99/mo)

Vooks

Web and app streaming read alouds of children’s books (30 days free, then $4.99/mo)

NYPL

NYPL will be announcing a partnership with an online tutoring service, giving all PreK–12 students in NYC access to private tutors via chat “after school.”

Education.com

Printable worksheets and lessons plans for preschool – 5th grade (currently 50% off, $42/year)

KidPass

Live online classes for kids of all ages, includes reading, math, coding (30 day free trial, then $49/mo)

Listen to an educational podcast – try Wow in the World! if you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music.

#Metkids

A digital feature made for, with, and by kids

Lunch Lady

Ideas for crafts and recipes

Washington Post’s Ultimate parents’ guide to education and activity resources

Journey LIVE

Live meditation and mindfulness classes for families are offered FREE during the Covid Crisis when you download through the link

Caribu

Caribu is the #1 app for children ages 0-13 to read, draw, and do activities in an interactive video call with family and friends.

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Getting the energy out

These days, getting in exercise might not seem so easy—whether you’re all feeling trapped in a tiny apartment during, your kid’s calendar is suddenly jam-packed with virtual learning and Zoom playdates, or holding a solid plank position simply sounds like some sort of cruel torture to you. Thankfully, even if you’re short on space or time, there are loads of online fitness classes out there for the kids.

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GoNoodle

Movement and mindfulness videos (free)

Cosmic Kids Yoga

YouTube channel with yoga-based workouts (free)

Yogi Beans

Online streaming (14-day free trial, then $14.99/mo)

Buggy & Buddy

Scavenger hunts (free printouts)

Go on a treasure hunt – Tell them to hide something and create a treasure map for you to find it. Block off 30 min. so you can go on the treasure hunt together.

Headspace for Kids

Meditation (2-week free trial, $69.99/year)

7 minute workout for kids

High-intensity interval training for kids ages 7-13

Move This World

Move This World has created a resource library filled with exercises and activities that families can use to support social-emotional learning and to prioritize their wellbeing.

EvoLive! Children’s Taekwondo!

Live Virtual Taekwondo Lessons with certified masters and instructors. ($49.99 for 2 weeks then $99.99/mo. use code FOCUS for 50% off till April 30th)

Camp Kinda

A Free Virtual Summer Camp for Kids (K -8)

Choreography by Rae

offers dance, art, chess, and other virtual classes for kids

Mindful Classroom

Virtual video library of 2-30 minute videos that use mindfulness, movement, and breathwork to teach kids social and emotional learning skills. Teacher/Parent memberships starting at $12/mo.

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Ideas for babies + toddlers

Keeping a toddler entertained with activities is difficult even in the best of times. As parents, few of us ever imagined being holed up with our rambunctious, nonstop little ones indefinitely. Now parents the world over are being forced to get creative, often while earning less income than before.

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Virtual Playdates

10am weekdays on Facebook organized by @IndyWithKids

Try these easy at-home activities for babies and toddlers from. @babytoddler

@dayswithgrey

Has a ton of at-home activity suggestions for 1-year-olds

Virtual Singalong

With Lavender Blues – 40 min singalong at 10:30am daily on Zoom for $10

KT’s Classroom

A speech pathologist with a great voice and emoji face reads toddler stories on YouTube – completely free.

Schedules and structure

We have scoured the web and discovered a handful of helpful apps with a variety of tools and features. Whether they’re mastering elementary school or preparing to head off to college, your child will stay on top of things with these time management apps.

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Editable COVID-19 daily schedule templates for kids

Poynter

Great article for how to WFH with kids of any age

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Explaining what is happening

With so much up in the air, kids are bound to have questions they might not be asking. They might range from the very serious, to the seemingly silly. Encourage them to ask and, whatever the question, try to take your child’s concerns seriously. Here are some resources to help explain what’s going on.

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NPR Comic

Explains COVID-19 to kids

Talking to Children about Covid-19

by National Association of School Psychologists

NYTimes Parenting

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

CDC video shows kids how to wash their hands properly

Tumble Science Podcast

a science podcast for the whole family, currently answering children’s questions around coronavirus

Corona Defense Video Series

A collaboration of MDs Wellness Experts and Celebrities discussing ways to best support your family’s health

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Structuring Your Day

Effective time management encloses many pieces and various approaches whether for work, home, or school, and by using an effective time planner and master list you can achieve any goal you set. There are some standard time management tools and techniques which can be practiced for maximum productivity and personal organization.

Time Management

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. Undoubtedly, it has allowed us to connect, perform, improve, and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable. If you’re not taking advantage of some of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a out.

Monday.com templates

For managing you and your remote team’s time

Work from Home Webinar Series

Led by remote work experts (free)

Time blocking planner

With 9 free time block templates

Hannah Bronfman’s Daily WFH Schedule

Crash Course in Remote Mgmt

by Cate Huston & Nicole Sanchez

LinkedIn Learning

Has 16 online courses led by remote work experts (free for members)

Slash

is a get-things-done app for focusing

Tips and tools

for remote meetings

Take a break

Research is piling up that forcing your brain to focus all day without breaks is counter-productive. Contrary to previous beliefs, going longer and harder doesn’t end up increasing output. When you’re ready to start implementing brain breaks, check out these websites and resources for inspiration.

 Glowbar’s Skindex

Get your skincare questions answered

Move your body with a virtual fitness class

Olive Magazine

Bake something delicious

Water your plants

Draw freeform or try adult coloring books

Make a hot tea or a fun coffee drink

Apartment Therapy

Clean out & organize your closet

Host a virtual happy hour with friends

Join this 24hr virtual karaoke party

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Keeping Your Mind Active

Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and shouldn’t be neglected. Including mental dexterity exercises into your daily routine can help you reap the benefits of a sharper mind and a healthier body for years to come.

Mental health and therapy

Few years have highlighted the need for accessible mental health resources quite like 2020. Here is our ultimate list of free and affordable online mental health resources to help you cope over the next few months and beyond.

Remote therapy

Match with a remote therapist who is the best fit for you, starting at $100/session

Support groups

Gather with peers, guided by a trained therapist, to process emotional stress. Free and choose-what-you-donate options available.

MyWellbeing

mental health and therapeutic resources and support during COVID-19

Soul Work Rx

a wellness community that hosts virtual self-healing strategy sessions centering the experiences of Black women and Women of color

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Brain games for adults

Brain training may help improve your memory, response time, and logic skills, although research shows that the relationship between brain training games and improved cognitive function is complicated. If you’d like to give your brain a workout and have fun too, try these games and activities that may improve your mental focus and fitness.

Words with Friends

Scrabble app played against friends

Online Bridge

Virtual card game

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Learning something new

To learn something new, it is unnecessary to spend a lot of money and enroll in the courses you have to pay for. It is enough to open your browser and find the website you want. Without leaving the house, you can listen to Harvard University professors’ lectures or attend an art lesson.

Needlepoint

Code Academy

online coding courses

Duolingo

free online/app language courses

National Gallery of Art, The Guggenheim, The Whitney and more have online exhibits you can scroll through with the help of Google Arts & Culture

one your creativity with Adobe Live

Fullstack Academy’s free Intro to Coding self-paced course

Khan Academy – online schooling and courses for adults, such as coding.

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Mindfulness

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Journey LIVE

Live meditation and mindfulness classes offered FREE during the Covid Crisis when you download through link

Simple Habit, a meditation and mental-wellness company, is offering a free premium subscription through the month of April! To get started click here.

MNDFL

IGTV

Virtual Wellbeing Workshops with Holitisicm

from wellness to entrepreneurship, free workshops taught by experts

Peloton

meditation- App Streaming (90 day free trial, then $12.99/mo)

Sanity + Self

self care app

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Virtual “Outings”

Virtual team building resources

Looking for some effective team building exercises to bring your team together? With COVID-19 disrupting businesses all over, most teams have been forced to go remote which has been shown to impact company culture and productivity. That’s why we’re sharing this curated list of virtual team building activities and exercises.

Virtual group activities

Virtual group activities are games, challenges and exercises via platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. Examples of activity types include icebreaker questions, virtual campfires, and group fitness classes. The purpose of these virtual activities is to build relationships, improve communication. Check out a few popular ones on our list.

Online Office Games

Hosted by a NYC Comedian, your team will compete in a mashup of online games. ($40pp)

Tiny campfire

Hear historic ghost stories from live “camp counselors”, play camp games, and roast real s’mores (mailed to each participant in advance). ($60pp)

Storytelling Workshop with Museum Hack

Learn from a storytelling master on how to craft engaging stories and better your communication. ($50pp)

Tea Vs Coffee

Meditation experts facilitate tea & coffee tasting (mailed to each participant in advance) and lead a simple meditation. ($60pp)

Nerd Talks: Beer & Sharks

Mini, interactive presentation led by nerds on cool topics. ($30pp)

Murder in Ancient Egypt

Facilitator will lead your team through a series of clues and challenges related to one of Ancient Egypt’s most infamous murders. ($40pp)

Petri

Scalable team building options for large companies. Private, customizable calendar of events for employees within a company to access.

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How to Help Others

If you’re looking for a sense of purpose amid the chaos, consider safely online volunteering from the comfort of your home. Volunteering online lets you donate your virtual time to a cause space that matters, which means you can make a difference even if you can’t physically go somewhere to volunteer.

Donate to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The coronavirus pandemic has reached every U.S. state, leading to more than hudreds of thousands of deaths across the country and millions globally. While communities have begun to reopen, the outbreak has continued to strain resources, shuttering businesses and leaving millions without jobs. Here are ways to help in your community.

United Way Community Response Fund

The Fund supports communities struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 by supporting local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis.

Create a Giving Circle on Grapevine

If you’re looking for ways to bring your people together to help support your local community during this pandemic, consider starting your own giving circle and hosting a virtual meeting with friends through Grapevine.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Help CDP support preparedness, containment efforts, response and recovery activities for those affected by COVID-19 and for the responders.

Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Feeding America is committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across America, wherever they are.

No Kid Hungry

Millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on. No Kid Hungry has a plan to ensure that every kid gets three meals a day.

The CDC Foundation

This nonprofit organization for the CDC is raising funds to help respond to the public health threat when federal and state funding is not available.

The Seattle Foundation

This Fund provides flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the outbreak.

Covid-19 Projects looking for volunteers

Volunteer or post a volunteer opportunity to help those affected by Covid-19.

Corona Financial Help Spreadsheet

Find those in need and venmo them directly.

Baby2Baby

On the ground charity providing essential items to children and families impacted by COVID-19 and LAUSD’s closure.

Meditate to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Practical meditation raising funds in support of United Way’s COVID-19 Relief efforts.

The Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund

A secure way for individuals, philanthropies and businesses to contribute to the WHO-led effort to respond to the pandemic.

Goodnation Coronavirus Response Fund

Support vulnerable communities affected by coronavirus by donating any amount

JDonate to ROAR

(Relief Opportunities for all Restaurants) to support NYC Restaurant Workers

VolunteerMatch

Find remote volunteer opportunities in your area through

Support the Elderly and At-Risk

As the world tries to adapt to the new social realities imposed by COVID-19, it is essential that older adults continue to feel connected to loved ones, friends, and caregivers around them. Here, are a few resources and  tips for making this happen.

Meals on Wheels

Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Local Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe and nourished.

God’s Love We Deliver

God’s Love We Deliver provides home delivery of nutritious meals to New York’s homebound sick and their caregivers. They are currently at maximum capacity and need help more than ever to feed the city’s most vulnerable.

Invisible hands

Invisible Hands delivery is a volunteer-run, safe, free grocery/food delivery services for the most at-risk community members facing COVID-19. Currently only offered in NYC and parts of New Jersey, but they hope to expand to other parts of the country.

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Contribute

We’d love to have you submit a contribution to the remote life resources found here on our website. As you’ve been on the front lines of remote life for the past 18 months, we’re certain you have more experience with these various categories than we do.