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home based microvolunteer actions that benefit so many worthy causes

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CHANGE THE WORLD IN JUST YOUR PYJAMAS!

What Do You Do In Your Lunch Break?

How far would you go to help worthy causes? Is there anything you could change in your life to benefit charities. Let’s take the office lunch break for example and focus on some of the most popular activities that people do in the 30 – 60 minutes they have at their disposal.

Surfing the net
Watching videos
Facebooking
Emailing
Listening to music
Looking at photos
Playing games
Twittering
Reading magazines


Now let’s take a look at some of the microvolunteering actions that can be completed in under 30 minutes.

Surfing the net
Watching videos
Facebooking
Emailing
Listening to music
Looking at photos
Playing games
Twittering
Folding magazines


Did you spot the difference? Yeah, that’s right, instead of reading a magazine, you fold the magazine – everything else is the same. So basically, the same activities that you’re participating in during your lunch break could actually be benefitting worthy causes. Does that surprise you?

If you don’t need to change your lunch break habits, then how far would you go to benefit worthy causes? Something to think about, maybe!

To put you out of your misery, here’s some of the things you could be doing to change the world, without changing your lunch break!

Surfing the net – searching and surfing to fundraise for charity for free
Emailing – write cheery emails to very ill children to raise their spirits up
Playing games – donate money to charities at no cost to you just by playing games online
Watching videos – watch a video and then transcribe it for deaf and hard of hearing
Listening to music – Click on a link to a music track to generate ad funded charity donations
Twittering – pick a cause and Twitter it. Link takes you to an initiative to demonstrate what can be achieved
Facebooking – homing death row pets
Looking at photos – check out some photos from a museum collection and describe them, to assist the visually impaired
Folding magazines – once you’ve read your mag, tear a page out and make an origami crane to uplift the spirits of cancer patients

So what will you be doing in your lunchbreak now?

First published May, 2013. (Updated April 2016)