Micro-Volunteering

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Micro-volunteering is small, quick, low commitment actions that benefit a good cause. It might be a task that one person completes from start to finish, or it might be broken down into small parts, where an individual is just one of many people performing the same task to achieve the end result.

10 seconds to 30 minutes is all you need to help!

Micro-volunteering opportunities are:

  • Convenient - It's volunteering that fits into your schedule when you have time - usually, but not always, completed online. In practice, to achieve this level of convenience, there is often no training or lengthy recruitment process.
  • Bite-sized - Volunteer tasks are broken into small(ish) pieces, so that you can complete a task in the time that you have available.

If you have a micro-volunteering opportunity we can promote it on our website and also on our Facebook page. Please contact us if you need support in identifying microvolunteering opportunities for your organisation.

Micro-volunteering opportunities might include:

  • Translating / producing leaflets
  • Designing logos
  • Setting up Facebook / Twitter accounts
  • Managing website content
  • Filing / archiving / odd jobs (office-based micro-volunteering opportunities)

In order to set up and be successful in recruiting volunteers for micro-volunteering opportunities, organisations should try to follow these simple steps:

  • Plan – what it is, who will manage process
  • Advertise – various websites, Volunteer Centre Salford
  • Recruit / Manage - volunteer enquiries
  • Feedback - to those offered their services
  • Recognition – letter of thanks, references (more volunteer recognition ideas here)

If you have a micro-volunteering opportunity within your organisation, that you would like us to advertise for you, then please contact us (0161 787 7795 or volunteer@salfordcvs.co.uk).

Some useful micro-volunteering websites are:

  • Help from Home - www.helpfromhome.org - promoting mainly home based (online) micro volunteering opportunities
  • Skills for Changewww.skillsforchange.com - operates worldwide with lots of the micro-volunteering opportunities that benefit organisations within the USA
  • Microvolunteering Day - www.microvolunteeringday.com - the 15th April every year is micro-volunteering day, this website has news, events and resources around micro-volunteering

NCVO have further guidance regarding micro-volunteering, visit their website to find out more.

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