Help from Home

home based microvolunteer actions that benefit so many worthy causes

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Help From Work

Change The World From Just Your Office!

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

Advantages of Microvolunteering
free and easy to use
staff choose their own actions
all inclusive from Cleaner to CEO
flexible and on-demand
meaningful impact for nonprofits
no security checks
less organising than on-site projects
no particular skills required
no ‘away time’ from the office

Let your staff choose their own action, independent from each other!


Activities for Employer Supported Volunteering Projects

Convenient bundles of on-demand microvolunteering activities designed for lunchbreaks or designated employee volunteering time. Just choose and go! All activities are suitable for:

all employees from the Cleaner to CEO
mobile, non office based staff
temporary immobile, eg. on crutches
disabled employees


Timed Activity Sessions


Under 1 minute


Under 5 minute actions


Under 10 minute actions

Under 20 minute actions
Under 30 minute actions



Themed Activity Ideas


Commute and Care

Change from people watching to people helping. Quick sub 10 minute actions to show you care on your commute to or from work! Wifi access required.

Donate your Desktop

Use your computer, laptop or tablet to work on no commitment, on-demand projects that can be completed via your desktop in under 30 minutes!

Offline Actions

All the fun, all the action, just offline! For individuals or a get together of groups of people. Actions include writing, crafting, recycling, and snapping!


Impact Tracking


We do not provide impact / progress tracking functions, purely because many of the initiatives running a microvolunteering action supply it themselves.

For convenience, we’ve homed in on those initiatives that do provide a tracking facility for inclusion in your CSR report.

Imapct Tracking


Integrating Employee Microvolunteering into the Workplace

Need ideas to get a group of people microvolunteering together? Look no further!


Microvolunteering Meetups


Find just 2016 seconds (just over 33 minutes) to do good in the year 2016!

Create mini moments of meaning, every Monday!

Give 1%
Give just 1% of your time during your lunchbreak or normal working day!

DoGood Cards
Start a ripple of microvolunteering actions with your colleagues!

Microvolunteering Day
1 day, 24 hours, 10 minutes to do good, on or around April 15th every year!

#Pyjama Power
Wear your PJs in work for a bit of fun and change the world!


Want to promote a bit of lunch time volunteering? Download our free posters for your noticeboard.

Lend Your Lunch

Hungry For Change?

Free Guides

Two free downloadable guides for HR and CSR departments to implement microvolunteering in the workplace.

Microvolunteering Introduction Booklet

Introduction To

Business Case For

Examples of Firms Engaging in Microvolunteering

Just look at the map below to see which businesses are embracing the microvolunteering concept within their employee volunteering programs. To see a detailed list, just click on the double arrow icon in the upper right hand corner of the map.

Please let us know if you’ve used the micro-actions from our database within your employee supported volunteering project. We’ll include you in the above map.


Employee Microvolunteering in the Media

‘The Virtues of Virtual Volunteering and Online Fundraising’

Hands On
‘Service in Seconds: The Benefits of Lunchtime Volunteering’
‘A Little Bit of Employees’ Time Can Go a Long Way as a ‘Microvolunteer’

Points of Light Corporate Institute

The Last Word
Help From Work is a subsidiary project of the Help From Home initiative. It’s sole aim is to encourage and inspire office workers to microvolunteer their time for the benefit of others without leaving their workplace.