Volunteering doesn’t have to take bundles of your time…. You can make a difference in one minute in your pyjamas!
We have volunteering opportunities from one minute to three years so you are sure to find something which fits around your commitments.
Our micro volunteering opportunities are always changing so remember to keep checking back to see what’s going on!
Offer help to the blind and visually sighted using just your phone
Be My Eyes is a free mobile app designed to bring sight to the blind and visually impaired. The app connects users with sighted helpers from around the world via live video link. Every day, volunteers are lending their eyes to solve challenges both big and small. Check out their website to find out more!
Defend free speech and stand up for human rights – on the go!
Amnesty International run Pocket Protest, a text network, which is made up of passionate people who use their phone to support human rights issues. As soon as they hear of someone in urgent need – an outspoken blogger who has disappeared, a prisoner denied treatment for a life-threatening illness, women's rights campaigners harassed by the police – they will contact you by text message with details of the case.
When you receive the message just text back to take instant action. They will also text you with updates on campaigns you took action on and occasionally, may ask for donations. This will be no more than once a week and texts are free to receive.
To find out more check out the site here.
Classify the universe from your bedroom.
Galaxy Zoo is arguably the world’s best-known online astronomy project which invites you to classify a large number of galaxies, actively contributing to scientific research. To get started simply use the website to answer questions on the images which appear. You can access the website here.
Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.
The website aims to address world hunger by donating rice to those in need for free. You can help by taking part in their fun quiz on topics such as Vocabulary, Humanities, Maths and Sciences. For each answer you get right the United Nations World Food Programme will donate 10 grains of rice to help end world hunger.
Post Pals is the charity “brightening the lives of sick children” by sending cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK. It’s very easy to get involved and send something that will put a smile on a child’s face. Find out how here.
Surfaid improves the health and wellbeing of the island communities of Western Sumatra and Sumbawa in Indonesia. They support community projects which rely on donations and you can help via traditional donation or, you can surfiy!
Surfaid have produced an album of relaxing surf sounds (perfect for studying, relaxing or sleeping), in which every listen donates royalties to Surfaid who can then use this to finance their projects. It’s that simple! You can literally help an entire community in your sleep.
Check out the playlist on Spotify via their website here.