Help From School
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.
School Project Suggestion
Looking for ideas to create a ‘do good’ school project or after-school club? Download our free guide below, that provides inspiration and ideas for setting up a project around microvolunteering actions.
If you want to do something that’s a break from the norm, it’s innovative approach is certain to turn heads amongst your peers and educators!
Educate your students to change the world and become responsible active citizens by engaging them in volunteering activities during a class lesson, without them actually leaving the classroom – all via our FREE downloadable Microvolunteering Education Pack below.
The Education Pack includes:
In addition, please click the button below to access the video and online actions that compliments the Education pack.
From cyclones to cancer, galaxies to Genghis Khan, there’s a whole lot more to discover in these citizen scientist activities!
Play games and contribute to research projects, whilst learning about so many different subjects. Education was never this fun!
Start a chain reaction of microvolunteering actions. Track their progress online and watch them ripple across the world!
We work in tandem with vInspired, the UK’s national volunteer database for 14 – 25 year olds, to promote microvolunteering. vInspired has devoted a category to microvolunteering actions that was created in part to revolve around the actions featured on Help From Home. Most of the actions contained in the Teacher’s Education Pack and many, many others are all included within vInspired’s microvolunteering category.
vInspired also provide a tracking system that can record a participants activity in a microvolunteering action that could eventually lead to a nationally recognised award in the UK for the number of volunteering hours completed. vInspired administer the award scheme and all enquiries about it should be directed to them.
Aaargh! Revising + doing good = Impossible! With microvolunteering, it isn’t!
For Students – our summary sheet provides a good basic introduction to microvolunteering to whet your appetite to do good, whilst revising
For Teachers – our summary sheet is in an easily printable A4 format. Hand it out to your students to show them what good they can do, whilst revising
Just look at the map below to see who’s on board that we are aware of in a capacity of either promoting ‘Help From School’ / microvolunteering within an educational environment or who’s expressed an interest in using the Teacher Education Pack.
Participation 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. It’s a FREE service, so just Contact Us to let us know if you would like to involve your students in doing good. You can view samples of these programmes, by clicking the images below.
We are grateful for any feedback, constructive or otherwise (but preferably constructive) on any aspect on the Help From School project!
Just use the Contact Us page to let us know your thoughts.
If you’d like to help us promote microvolunteering within schools, then take a look at our Help From Schools volunteer role.
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.