Since 1976, our country has celebrated Black History Month in February to recognize the contributions of Black Americans to our country’s culture and history. It is an opportunity to honor the legacy, accomplishments, and societal impact of our fellow citizens.
Taproot would like to highlight some of our nonprofit partners who are working in our Black communities to ensure a brighter future for the entire country. We encourage you to support these organizations, this month and any time of the year, by donating your time and expertise.
Here are some volunteer opportunities so you can commemorate history while investing in our future:
- Black Girls Shred seeks to increase the participation of black women athletes in action sports competitions and careers through access, inspiration, and resources. They are looking for volunteer support from a graphic designer and a grant writer.
- Kreative Solutions HBCU Scholarship Foundation supports underserved communities by providing scholarships, financial literacy, and workforce readiness programs for students attending or planning to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. They are looking for a graphic designer to create social media graphics for Black History Month.
- Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children works to eliminate the amplified inequities for Black children experiencing unaddressed Dyslexia and related learning dis/abilities. They’re requesting a 1-hour consulting Session with an accounting and finance professional to discuss setting up bill pay and potentially QuickBooks.
- My Serenity Sanctuary provides programming, services, community, and advocacy to support the self-care and well-being of Black women and girls everywhere. They are seeking volunteers to help create a social media marketing strategy and develop a mailing list database.
- The Black Women in Computational Biology Network seeks to accelerate opportunity at the intersection of biology, math, and computer science for Black women. They would like to consult an accounting and finance volunteer during a 1-hour Session to adequately prepare for the future.