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.

The Big Knit

Join Innocent to knit small hats to pop on top of their smoothie bottles and help raise money for Age UK. Their incredible volunteers have handmade over 7.5 million hats, which has raised over £2.5 million for Age UK. Find out more

Trauma Teddies

Trauma Teddies provide comfort and help take people's minds off their worries. Trauma Teddies are lovingly hand-crafted – knitted, stuffed, sewn together and labelled – by Red Cross members and volunteers all over the country. 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 beet 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

Covid-19 Anthology

Soulful Group are seeking submissions for our global #covid19anthology. Any printed medium will be considered, from poetry and short stories to photography and illustrations. This anthology will become a creative record that tracks the stories, differing perspectives and invaluable lessons that came about due to the pandemic. Find out more

For the Love of Scrubs

This Facebook group is a platform to enable those who are able to, and would like to contribute towards supplying hospitals local to themselves with scrubs for front line workers. Find out more

Stitches in Time

By You Tapestry Project, is a project where people from all over the country and all ages stitch/embroider their daily life during the coronavirus, the individual pieces will be collated and joined together to create a giant historic textile piece which will be exhibit when we return to normal. 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