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August / September, 2014 Update

Written on October 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm, by

If anybody voted for us in the TalkTalk Digital Heroes competition, then we apologise for wasting your time. We caught our competitor cheating, where we raised the issue to the organisers of the Award as well as providing them with concrete evidence of said cheating. Unfortunately, they took no action against our competitor and weContinue Reading

June / July, 2014 Update

Written on August 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm, by

We were naughty boys and girls last month as we skipped out on our regular monthly updates.  We’re back to normal again now, and rearing to update you with all our lovely news! There’s been an upsurge lately in the number of organisations holding events that either singularly focus around microvolunteering activities or are aContinue Reading

Microvolunteering Workshops – A Follow Up

Written on June 11, 2014 at 10:25 am, by

Bucharest is growing…a Protest Urban Garden In our previous post, we mentioned different types of gardens (urban garden, guerilla garden, urban farm, roof garden) …nevertheless we have discovered a brand new type of garden in the very center of Bucharest: the Protest Garden. The Protest Garden was created by Catalin Berenghi the owner of KrishnaContinue Reading

Microvolunteering Workshops in Nantes – Part 2

Written on June 11, 2014 at 8:53 am, by

Nantes Creative Generations Award Microvolunteering Week in Nantes 14-18 April 2014 Help From Home was in Nantes between 14-18 April 2014 and organized three workshops aimed at encouraging the use of Microvolunteering in order to revitalize the Urban Public Space and encourage Citizens’ Participation and Involvement. The workshops were part of the activities of theContinue Reading

May, 2014 Update

Written on June 1, 2014 at 9:38 am, by

May turned out to be a very quiet month for HFH, as nothing really significant happened. But before you turn away in droves, let me tell you about the Skype conversation I had with 2 ladies who are trying to find ideas to integrate citizenship within the new Welsh Bacculaureate Award, that will be enteringContinue Reading

April, 2014 Update

Written on May 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm, by

Roll of drums, fanfare of trumpets – we won a competition.! The prize – the services of a team of professional web designers to design some impact feedback reporting functions for our website.  We’ve been assigned a Project Champion, whose job it is to break down our project into tasks suitable for a team ofContinue Reading

Microvolunteering Workshops in Nantes – Part 1

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