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Microvolunteering Workshops in Nantes

Written on April 6, 2014 at 7:00 am, by

Back in our February blog post, we mentioned that we’d won 1st prize in a competition held by Nantes Creatives Generations. We collaborated with 2 other initiatives from Europe to create a project called ‘Graine de Jardin’, which basically is trying to create a garden / artistic / aromatic environment in Nantes, France where eachContinue Reading

March, 2014 Update

Written on March 31, 2014 at 10:21 am, by

March was an extremely busy month, with meetings and the first Microvolunteering Day. Do-it.org are England’s national volunteering database and its current CEO has been interested in the microvolunteering concept for approximately 3 years now.  Do-it want to reshape their direction by including, amongst many other things, microvolunteering within the overall service they provide.  Do-itContinue Reading

February, 2014 Update

Written on February 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm, by

We missed out on our January blog as we took a short break from operations.  We’re now back, refreshed and ready to conquer the world – maybe! We updated a few things on our website making a new video for the homepage, as well as updating our Impact Stats document.  As has become a traditionContinue Reading

2013 Review

Written on December 30, 2013 at 11:51 am, by

2013 turned out to be quite a productive year, one way or the other. We list down some of the highlights below for your edification: Projects / Campaigns Added Skills 4 You Shop (already existed, but completely overhauled with different stock) Where To Microvolunteer Microvolunteer Ambassador In-Flight Microvolunteering Micro Skills Match Do Good Cards WeddingsContinue Reading

December, 2013 Update

Written on December 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm, by

Next year we will be organising a Microvolunteering Day to be held on Saturday, 15th March 2014.  As part of this process to get it up and running, we created a video to explain the whys and wherefores of the day.  There’s a lot of free resources out there, one of which is Powtoon thatContinue Reading

November, 2013 Update

Written on December 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm, by

Last month the Institute of Volunteering Research (IVR) in the UK published a 78 page report into the microvolunteering arena.  It took them a year to research it, and in our opinion is the most extensive look at the arena – ever!  We were consulted on a few occasions by IVR to either give themContinue Reading

October, 2013 Update

Written on October 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm, by

We had a bit of a splurge on writing articles over the past month, mainly because we wanted to convey some of the observations we’d be seeing about possible trends within the microvolunteering arena, that we suspected the wider volunteering sector weren’t aware of.  These articles were: – Microvolunteering: Diversifying and Relabeling: we’d been noticingContinue Reading

September, 2013 Update

Written on September 27, 2013 at 9:12 am, by

We took a fortnights break from operations during September, so there’s not as much to report on as there usually is. In the past, we’ve noticed that there were various blogs, articles and Wiki entries that touched on the history of microvolunteering, but either hadn’t quite got it correct, or just did not go farContinue Reading

August, 2013 Update

Written on August 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm, by

It’s been a fertile period for us this Summer, what with new projects being rolled every month so far.  This month is no exception, as we developed a scheme to encourage people to create a connected chain reaction of microvolunteering actions around the world.  We called it ‘Ripple of Kindness’, where people can download someContinue Reading

July, 2013 Update

Written on July 29, 2013 at 11:48 am, by

We held our AGM at the beginning of July, with members from Romania and Argentina joining us. The discussion centred around where we are heading for the next 12 months, as well as what we learnt from the previous 12 months. Some of the future things we discussed were creating a National Awareness Day, creatingContinue Reading

June, 2013 Update

Written on June 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm, by

We’ve noticed quite a few organisations over the past month that have either set themselves up as a microvolunteering platform or are using the microvolunteering concept to relabel some of their opportunities to tap into the rising pool of people out there wanting to volunteer, but not wanting the commitment that goes with traditional volunteering.Continue Reading

May, 2013 Update

Written on May 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm, by

We entered a Nominet Trust funding competition last Autumn, in which we were shortlisted down to the final round.  Unfortunately, as with all other attempts at obtaining funding from various funding sources, we didn’t quite succeed.  I hear alot about the fact that microvolunteering is the ‘next big thing’, or ‘it’s on the rise’, butContinue Reading

April 2013, Update

Written on April 28, 2013 at 9:27 am, by

In our 5 years of operating, we’ve carried on developing projects and promoting microvolunteering on absolutely no income and a single small funding grant 4 years ago.  We’ve reached a point now where it would be really handy to have some money at our disposal to add additional functions to our website.  Although we’ve resistedContinue Reading

March, 2013 Update

Written on March 28, 2013 at 11:48 am, by

We missed out on our February update because we took a short break from operations and weren’t able to file a report in time. We shall give ourselves a severe threshing for being so lacksadaisical! We’ve had a few volunteers come on board that lasted beyond our initial response to their emails – most commonlyContinue Reading

January, 2013 Update

Written on January 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm, by

Happy New Year – a bit belated, I know, but better late than never. To kick start the New Year, we released a project focused around Global Awareness Days.  We formed a collaboration with Click Aid International in the guise of a blog that would provide background information about certain International Awareness Days, accompanied byContinue Reading