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Microvolunteering Day, 15th April 2015

Started 2015-04-14T23:00:00ZTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00PM UTC, lasted for about 24 hours

Microvolunteering Day promotes awareness of the microvolunteering concept and how it can enable worthy causes and individuals to better the world via bite-sized actions, sometimes in as little as 10 minutes.

For Individuals

Find a cause you care about and a few spare moments in your life. Benefit nonprofits via actions that... (continued)


Microvolunteering Events 2014 - Feedback & Details

2014 became the 'break-out' year when organisations like student unions, volunteer centres and volunteer involved organisations started to hold a lot more microvolunteering events than previous years.

These events have been collated into one booklet that provides the details, photos, feedback and promotion methods... (continued)


Introduction to Microvolunteering

Short video providing a brief introduction to microvolunteering and how an individual can participate in it via HelpFromHome.org


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Microvolunteering: Activities Pack for Individuals

This Activities Pack is designed to encourage an individual to participate in bite-sized activities that benefit worthy causes, either via:

  • an individual's own actions or
  • using HelpFromHome.org free resources.

We hope the suggestions in this pack will enable an individual to become a Microvolunteer Maestro!


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Microvolunteering: Activities Pack for Nonprofits

This Activity Pack is designed to encourage your nonprofit to engage in the microvolunteering concept, either by:

  • inviting your volunteer base to microvolunteer or
  • create projects that involve bite-sized actions

We hope the suggestions in this pack will enable your nonprofit to benefit from the microvolunteering concept!


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Microvolunteering: A Workshop Guide

For those organisations wanting to explore the topic of microvolunteering, a workshop could be an ideal medium to generate discussion on the topic. This How To Guide is more a list of pointers for discussion leaders, based on a pick 'n mix basis to suit the workshop authors' remit.


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Microvolunteering: School Project Ideas

The Guide introduces the topic of microvolunteering, highlighting how it can be introduced in to a school community project. It provides pointers on how to set up a project, microvolunteering activity suggestions and draws on other microvolunteering projects for inspiration. Suitable for students to set up a 'do-good' community... (continued)

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Business Case for Employee Microvolunteering

The vast majority of companies do not have employee volunteering programmes and of those that do, we believe these programs are underutilised. Given the advantages of the microvolunteering concept within a workplace environment, this guide is intended to provide a number of compelling reasons why your business could... (continued)

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How to Create a Microvolunteering Opportunity That's Attractive to Skilled / Professional Volunteers

If you're thinking of creating a microvolunteering action to attract more skilled / professional volunteers, then what should you be considering to make your action stand out from the crowd. The article provides a few pointers to hopefully inspire you.


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How To Hold A Microvolunteering Party

Microvolunteering can be fun, especially with a group of friends, knowing that you are collectively doing some good with bite sized actions that you can participate in at any time and whenever you choose!

We've provided the instructions and some free downloads for you to organise a party. All you need is a venue and those all important... (continued)

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Enabling Mass Community Engagement Via Microvolunteering

If you're thinking about dipping your toes in to the microvolunteering arena, then the pointers provided in the article may be helpful to you to begin exploring how the microvolunteering concept could help to engage the masses in philanthropic community engagement.


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Increasing Digital Inclusion via Microvolunteering

Highlights the advantages of using microvolunteering actions as a resource to introduce charitably minded senior citizens into the digital age, whilst citing various external reports to back up the case for including the elderly in digital inclusive projects


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Microvolunteering: Quickies, Quandaries and Questions

Provides a general overview of the microvolunteering arena, including what's it all about, a brief history of microvolunteering, causes and activities, impact already in evidence, pros and cons, and volunteer management issues


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Microvolunteering: Evidence of Impact

Article provides quantifiable evidence that microvolunteering initiatives seem to be achieving substantial impact derived from actions that, on the face of it would not seem to be contributing anything worthwhile, but when crowdsourced with thousands of others, create a seemingly eyebrow raising amount of impact.


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Microvolunteering: A Teachers Resource Pack

The Teachers Resource Pack introduces students to the concept of responsible citizenship by initially teaching them about traditional volunteering, followed then by an explanation of the microvolunteering concept involving its beneficiaries, pros and cons and action types. Methods used include call out sessions, activity... (continued)

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Microvolunteering: Activity Suggestions for Senior Citizens

This guide provides microvolunteering action suggestions for a meaningful activity programme within a residential home, senior living complex environment. It introduces the topic of microvolunteering and provides cut out Activity Cards. It could be used either:

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Introduction to Microvolunteering

4 page booklet providing an introduction to microvolunteering, covering topics such as:

  • What is microvolunteering
  • Microvolunteering activities
  • Microvolunteering beneficiaries
  • Impact in evidence

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Guide on 'How To Set Up A Microvolunteering Project'

This guide explains what microvolunteering is and why you should set one up. It then moves on to developing the project, whilst also covering the all pervading smartphone app in terms of microvolunteering actions.

Most usefully, 13 organisations have provided the trials and tribulations process they went through... (continued)

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Help From Home

Help From Home is run as a free community service to promote and encourage participation in easy, no commitment, home based, microvolunteering opportunities where a spare 10 seconds to 30 minutes is all that is needed to help out worthy causes - from anywhere in the world, even in your pyjamas! Micro effort with macro impact!


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