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Change The World From Just Your Office!

Discover office based microvolunteering activities that have a measurable and meaningful impact for worthy causes around the world. Choose between our ‘Lunch Break’, ‘One Hour’ or ‘Two Hour’ packages, all without leaving the comfort of your favourite office! It doesn’t get any easier than this to do some good and we don’t charge a penny for it!

Advantages of Microvolunteering
simple and easy to use
boosts staff morale
no administration
free and flexible
improves staff retention
no security checks
encourages creativity
no particular skills required
no ‘away time’ from the office

For Employees

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.


Recognize any of the ‘spare time’ activities below? The links take you to actions that benefit nonprofits! If you don’t need to change anything you already do, how far would you go to benefit worthy causes?

Surfing the Net – fundraise for free
Viewing photos – assist the blind
Watching videos – help deaf people
Facebooking – free fundraising
Listening to music – fundraise for free
Playing games – feed the hungry
Emailing – benefit sick children

For Employers

Show the world you’ve got attitude – that’s CC (Corporate Citizenship) attitude. Give an hour or two out of your employees workday to enable them to participate in some micro-actions that provide a clear benefit for the wider community at large. Improves company image and can help to reinforce brand loyalty!

We’ve provided two free downloadable guides for you to acquaint yourself with the microvolunteering concept:

Introduction to Microvolunteering

Employee Microvolunteering

Microvolunteering Introduction Booklet……….

Resources for Employer Supported Volunteering Projects


Timed Activity Sessions


Three different schemes, all self running. Each provides suggested examples of microvolunteering activities to participate in. All you have to do is to decide which time slot to go for. Simple as….!

From 1 to 30 minutes. Bite sized morsels of meaningful goodness, all squeezed within your lunch break!

Invest in 2 hours worth of actions, for that extra bit of oomph to your employee volunteering programme!

60 minutes worth of fun, easy, no commitment actions that benefit so many different worthy causes!


Themed Activity Ideas


Looking for some direction on which to focus an Employee Volunteering Scheme (EVS)? Take a look at our ideas below that can be participated in before, during or after work! We provide the suggestions, you promote the actions within your EVS.

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.

Play games to either give money or time, to research projects or worthy causes – without it costing you a penny or a dime!

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!


Posters / Infographics


Three different posters / infographics to encourage staff to contribute to an employer supported volunteering project

Lend Your Lunch

What Can You Do
In 10 Minutes?

Do Good During Your
Working Day


Microvolunteering: Evidence of ImpactParticipation in microvolunteering 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!!

Case Studies

Volunteering Works
Microvolunteering actions from HFH were included in vInspired’s now defunct employee volunteering platform.

Sainsburys (page 5 of download)
Sainsburys employees participated in various micro-actions via VCS North Kesteven’s employee supported volunteering scheme
Previously promoted Help From Work as part of it’s responsible citizenship programme, called ‘Good Together’

Micro-actions from HFH were included in Ebay’s employee social innovation platform, ‘Little Bits of Good’

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 list.

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’

The News Star
‘New workplace innovations abound in 2013′

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 discover they can volunteer their time for the benefit of others without leaving their workplace.