Help from Home

home based microvolunteer actions that benefit so many worthy causes

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Help From School

Change The World From Just Your School!

Discover classroom based microvolunteering activities that any student can participate in. Our remit is to provide alternative suggestions to traditional volunteering activities, where you don’t even have to leave the classroom to do good. Our ‘Help From School’ scheme is self running, and can be conducted anytime, anywhere, for anybody!

Advantages of Microvolunteering
don’t need to leave classroom
completed in under 30 minutes
useful for citizenship courses
teaches responsibility to others
simple and easy to use
free, flexible and on-demand
no security checks
no particular skills required
meaningful impact for students

For Students

Microvolunteering actions can contribute to your personal development skills, as well as expand your CV skill set. Click on the buttons below for more info.

Personal Development Skills……….CV Development Skills

School Project Suggestion

Looking for ideas to create a ‘do good’ community school project or after-school club? Click the image opposite to view our free guide, that provides inspiration and ideas for setting up a project around microvolunteering actions.

For Teachers

Teacher Resource GuideEducate your students to change the world and become responsible active citizens by engaging them in microvolunteering activities during a class lesson, without them actually leaving the classroom – all via the above FREE downloadable Teacher’s Education Guide.

The Teacher’s Education Guide includes:

introduction to traditional volunteering
microvolunteering explained
2 activity sheets for group discussion

Additional Information
In addition, please click the button opposite to access a video and other relevant details that compliments the Education Guide.

“This is a great opener for my students’ community service project. I know it will spark a real conversation about the needs in our community and how we each can make a difference.”
Dianne M – Teachers Pay Teachers


Curriculum Based Classroom Activities

Looking for some ideas on how to engage your students in meaningful activities that not only contribute to their learning, but also help out worthy causes as well. The activities suggested in the themed categories below can all (well, mostly all) be conducted within a classroom environment using an internet enabled device.

Animal Welfare

Health & Medicine

Arts & Culture

Human Welfare

Community Development



Science & Research

Impact Tracking

Not all of the actions on our database provide impact / progress tracking functions. However, if you need these type of ‘report-back’ statistics to convey a sense of achievement, then we’ve provided a list of those actions that do provide this facility, as we don’t provide them ourselves. These can be found by clicking the buttons below!

Individual Impact

Useful for student volunteering schemes where individuals can choose their own activity, and record their impact in feedback reports.

Group Impact

These actions can be used via a shared login enabling students to work on the same task, either remotely or together in the same place!

Impact Recording

Various methods can be used to record the activity / impact derived from a microvolunteering task. We expand on a few of them.

Doing Good, Doing Revision!

Aaargh! Revising + doing good = Impossible! With microvolunteering, it isn’t! Our infographic is excellent for students and teachers alike who want to encourage do-goodness, even during exam time!
For Students: see what you can do in a spare 10 minutes inbetween revising!
For Teachers: hand it out to students to show them what good they can do, even whilst revising!

Microvolunteering Poster!

Use our freely downloadable A4 size poster to encourage a bit of bite-sized benevolence before, during, between or after lessons at the educational establishment you work or study in!
For Students: encourage your colleagues to do-good in less than 30 minutes!
For Teachers: pin it to a notice board or use it in class time as a focus topic, perhaps as part of a citizenship course!

Is Microvolunteering Being Used By Educational Organisations?

Just look at the map below to see who’s on board that we are aware of in a capacity of embracing the microvolunteering concept within an educational environment. To see a detailed list, just click on the double arrow icon in the upper right hand corner of the map.


Bits and Bobs!

Microvolunteering: Evidence of ImpactParticipation in microvolunteering also creates impact in the wider world out there. For actions that in of itself would seem as though they are not contributing anything worthwhile, you’d be surprised what they’re actually achieving. We have compiled a widely read report into this subject ‘Microvolunteering: Evidence of Impact’. See if it don’t raise your eyebrows!!
If you want to know what students think about volunteering within school syllabuses, then UK based Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) produced just such a report, based on a survey they conducted in 2011. You can view it here.

We’ve been asked to provide several programmes of microvolunteering activities that students of various schools can participate in, via our free Actions 4 Causes service. Contact Us if you would like to avail yourself of our service.

The Last Word

Help From School is a subsidiary project of the Help From Home initiative. It’s sole aim is to encourage and inspire pupils to volunteer their time for the benefit of others and thus instil a sense of altruism from an early age.