Help From Work
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 – help scientists
Emailing – benefit sick children
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
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!
Why not change from people watching to people helping. Quick 5 minutes actions to show you care on your commute!
Play games to fundraise for free or even help citizen science projects. Bet you didn’t know you could do that!
Grab some work mates. Do good. Repeat. Benefitting charities and worthy causes was never quite this enjoyable!
Participation 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!!
Microvolunteering actions from HFH were included in vInspired’s now defunct employee volunteering platform.
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’
‘The Virtues of Virtual Volunteering and Online Fundraising’
‘Service in Seconds: The Benefits of Lunchtime Volunteering’