These unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the everyday lives of individuals . A particular activity impacted by this pandemic is leisure . Within leisure, an important activity to enhance social outcomes (e.g., civic participation) and the survival of organizations and events is volunteering . However, and given social distancing measures and the combination of postponements or cancelations of organizational or event operations, the traditional form of in-person volunteering is threatened . The purpose of this essay is to discuss opportunities and challenges for organizations and events to apply virtual volunteering as a strategy during the pandemic and beyond . Both opportunities (i.e., creating accessibility) and challenges (i.e., management process) are discussed according to pertinent literature . From this, an understanding of virtual volunteering ’ s value to create leisure opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond is presented to advance its implementation in organization and events by leisure practitioners.