Micro volunteering

Micro volunteering enables people to offer their time in small chunks. Volunteers can manage how often they take part in micro volunteering activities, and can fit them flexibly around other commitments.

Here are some of the micro volunteer opportunities available - we will update this page regularly to add new opportunities as they become available.

Positivity By Post

Support Postivitiy by Post to spread kindness by sending out positive cards / small packages to anyone who has a chronic illness / disability / mental health condition in the UK. Find out more

Post Pals

Support Post Pals to Post a Smile on a Sick Child’s Face’ by the sending of cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK. Find out more

Loving Hands

Loving Hands bring together like-minded crafters to knit, crochet and sew for charities and groups from all over the world.  Through careful vetting Loving Hands makes sure that every charity, group or individual we recommend is taking the items directly to the areas of most need and hand delivering them to the people in crisis or animals in need. Find out more

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Every day, sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives. Find out more

Campaign to End Loneliness

Whether you want to campaign for change in your local community, learn about the latest research and best practice or connect with like-minded people to share ideas, we have plenty of ways you can get involved. Find out more

Dementia Friends

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want. Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions, from visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness. Find out more


Donate your skills by the hour to support cancer charities. Examples can include photography, coding, writing and design to help beat cancer. Find out more

Start a Crowdfunding Campaign

Want to start helping others in your community? Raise money for the people, causes and small charities you care about. Crowdfunding is an ideal way to fund a local community project that is unfunded. You can quickly setup a page and share to your family, friends and the wider community to get everyone involved in helping achieve a common goal. Find out more

Give Nature a Home

Join the RSPB and build homes for nature where you live to help save nature and make a valuable contribution to their goal of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2020. Find out more

Hedgehog Homes

Help hedgehogs when they go into hibernation by creating permanent structures in your garden for hedgehogs to make their homes from. Find out more

UN Online Volunteering

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organisations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Some of their projects do require a little more time and commitment. Find out more


The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more. The Zooniverse creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries. Participate in research of all kinds, from classifying galaxies to counting penguins to transcribing manuscripts. Whatever your interest, there's a Zooniverse project for you. Find out more

Missing Maps

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Find out more