Microvolunteering is all about little actions to support charities and voluntary sector organisations. Most of these can be done in your own time whenever you want to, and lots of them can be done from home via the internet!

Help from Home (www.helpfromhome.org) is full of great microvolunteering ideas, but we’ve put together a list of things to consider below.

  • Play a simple word vocabulary game and donate rice to the World Food Programme at www.freerice.com
  • Write a letter to a seriously ill child or their sibling via www.postpals.co.uk
  • Sign a petition on www.change.org to change things you care about
  • Share or retweet a post from your favourite charity or cause on Facebook or Twitter
  • Click to websites to donate money to charity from sponsors (it won’t cost you a penny) at www.oneclickatatime.org
  • Help scientists to identify galaxies from pictures! http://helpfromhome.org/galaxyzoo

If you know of any other good microvolunteering ideas that we haven't included, then let us know by dropping us an email at volunteercentre[at]nottinghamcvs.co[dot]uk. You can also volunteer small amounts of your time locally through NCVS's very own Nottingham Skillsbank scheme.

See details of the social media campaign that we ran in the run-up to Christmas 2014 to promote microvolunteering.

Last updated: 26 January 2015