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What Is Micro Volunteering?

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Have you ever considered volunteering but find the same old reasons keep holding you back?

You can't find the time. You can't commit to anything long term. A disability or health concern is stopping you from taking the next step..

Ever heard of micro volunteering?

Micro-volunteering is bite-size volunteering with no commitment to repeat and with minimum formality, involving short and specific actions that are quick to start and complete”

It's the perfect way to do something good or give back, largely from the comfort of your own home! In fact, 80% of micro volunteering takes places online meaning you need look no further than your smartphone, tablet or computer.

In a lot of cases, you can do it anywhere, anytime. After all, many people doing small actions can make a big impact. Here's a couple of ideas:

  • Share a cause or campaign you support and care about on your social media channels.
  • Perhaps a #2MinuteBeachClean.
  • Pick up litter you come across on your next countryside or seaside walk.
  • Got less than an hour? RSPB provides ways for you to still give nature a home from your home, garden or office.

And if you want to find local volunteering opportunities near you - take a look at what's going on at Neighbourly.

About Neighbourly

Neighbourly matches charity and community projects with people and companies that can lend a hand. Get support by creating and sharing a project or give support by following, donating or giving a day to volunteer.


Sophie Cook

Community Manager

Nov 14, 2017
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