When To Microvolunteer
Microvolunteering is a very flexible way to ‘do good’. It can be participated on the go, on demand and on your own terms. In fact, it’s so flexible that you can microvolunteer in ways that traditional volunteering just simply cannot touch.
To inspire you to spend your time more impactfully, we’ve provided a list of possible moments / activities in your life where you could consider squeezing in a spare 5 or 10 minutes to do some good. Busy doing nothing? Not now!
Check out our In-flight Volunteering project, as it provides loads of action suggestions for the activity ideas below. Think you can’t microvolunteer in a traffic jam or in a doctor’s waiting room? Think again!
There are quite a few days dotted throughout the year when people come together and volunteer for a specific cause, eg cancer. There are also days when volunteering for the sake of volunteering is the main thrust of an Awareness Day. Why not focus your microvolunteering efforts around one of these general global volunteering Awareness Days.
Microvolunteering Day – 15th April
Global Youth Service Day – mid April
Pay It Forward Day – last Thursday in April
World Smile Day – 1st Friday in October
Sewa Day – 1st Sunday in October
Mitzvah Day – 3rd Sunday in November
Giving Tuesday – 1st Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)
International Volunteers Day – 5th December