Virtual Engagement Programs & Ideas

The Student Engagement Office staff have put together a collection of ideas to help you stay virtually connected this semester with your fellow Hardrockers! We will continue to update this page as we find additional programs.


30+ Virtual Field trips
Museum Tours
Louvre Online Tours
NASA Media Library
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Georgia Aquarium
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Virtual Classes (languages, arts, etc.)
New York Public Library
National Constitution Center

Road trip from home virtual tours


Great Wall of China Travel Guide
Various Virtual Field trips
Virtual Tour of Ellis Island
Colonial Williamsburg
360 Degree Video Tour of London
Worldwide Virtual Field Trips

Arts & Crafts

Mo Willems Live Doodling 
Daily Arts and Crafts Tutorials
Free Coloring Pages

Mind and Body

2 Free Yoga Classes per day (9am and 1pm)
Calm-Yoga and Meditation
Pilates, PIIT28, and Bootcamp Sculpting
Free Meditation
Free Planet Fitness Daily exercise lessons/classes
Free Yoga Lessons
Free Dance Fitness Classes
Free Guided Meditation
Ballet Classes on Instagram
Free YMCA Classes


MET Nightly Opera Streams
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals
Netflix Watch Parties
NPR Concerts
DEGY Friday Night Live
Virtual Open Mic
Bingo Maker
Conscious Campus Virtual Programs

Career Prep Resources

South Dakota Mines Career Guide
Focus-2 Career Assessment Tool
List of Job Search Websites

Virtual Volunteering Avenues

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers ages 18 and older to support people in crisis.

Translators Without Borders

Translators without Borders is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies, and other non-profit organizations on a global scale. If you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language, you can volunteering online including  translating medical texts, crisis response, or for other roles such as project manager, graphic or web page designers and fundraising.

United Nations Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development from 187 countries around the globe.

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. Today, digital technology makes it possible for people who believe in the Smithsonian mission to make significant contributions online. Digital Volunteers can now take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian’s massive collections, and can participate in a variety of research programs.

Amnesty Decoders

Operated by Amnesty International, a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty Decoders is a platform from volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help researchers sift through pictures, information and documents to identify human rights violations.

National Park Service

Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, they safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 330 million visitors every year. Online volunteers can test, evaluate or develop elements of the NPS’s online presence.


VolunteerMatch makes volunteering easy. They match people with causes, connecting millions of people with a place to volunteer. You can customize your search for your perfect online opportunity in both the USA and Canada in your field of interest.

The programs and ideas on this page were compiled by a variety of sources by Student Engagement Office staff. If you have ideas for other programs, please send your ideas to

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