A volunteer opportunity from home
Letters Against Isolation is a non-profit started by two high school students in Australia with a passion. Their mission is simple: tackling isolation, one letter at a time. According to the organizers, this project is completely free, there’s no need to buy any stamps or envelopes. You just need some pen and paper.
LAISO – Letters Against Isolation – project interview
Who are you?
We’re Hannah and Minseo, two high school students from Melbourne, Australia with a passion for helping others. Nice to meet you!
What is LAISO?
LAISO was born at the height of the covid19 crisis – we are a community organisation that sends letters to those who may be feeling lonely or isolated, especially residents at aged care facilities. Our core belief is that no one should feel alone – we hope to achieve that through the power of pen and paper.
How can I get involved?
Click the link in our bio and sign up using the form – it’s quick, easy, and 100% free.
What will you do with my information?
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us! We won’t sell or give away any of your information to third parties, and the only people who see your letters will be us, you, and your recipient.
Does it cost money to join?
Nope! We are a 100% nonprofit organisation.
Do I need to be local?
Anyone can join LAISO! All you need is some pen and paper. We like to think of ourselves as young and hip – delivering handwritten letters through the power of the internet. When you finish writing your letters you will be asked to scan and email them to us for delivery and distribution – no envelopes, stamps, or addresses. We recommend scanning with the notes app (iOS) or notebloc (android).
Send handwritten letters to the elderly around the world: how to join
We’d love for you to join us in sending handwritten letters to the elderly around the world. If you would like to be involved in this opportunity, please fill in this quick google form:
Volunteers can choose if they would like to write a letter weekly, fortnightly or monthly. This program is completely free. You just need some pen and paper. Letters will mainly be written in English, however, we may occasionally also need letters in Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Polish, etc.
to be involved in this opportunity, please fill in this quick google form:
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Meet Abigail, one of our amazing writers! 💛 Q: What is your advice for someone who isn't sure what to write? A: my advice for someone who isn’t sure what to write is to share a part of your experience in dealing with the isolation that has come with covid-19. Everyone is coping in different ways, but I believe knowing someone else out there dealing with the same situation can make one feel a little less lonely. I also like to add a message of hope at the end of my letters – there’s so much chaos and confusion in our world right now, so I think ending on a positive note can really do a lot to brighten someone’s day!
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