Micro-volunteering is about employees giving small
amounts of time for maximum impact either online via the internet,
on the telephone or offline via time usually to benefit a non-profit or charitable organisation.
Micro-volunteering is not new in itself but is evolving as a resource. People have less time to give and are volunteering in new ways and, often facilitated by developments in technology that enable people to participate immediately and independently of time and place.
The benefits for the individual volunteer and the organisation of micro-volunteering are significant.
How does it work?
There are many ways to Micro-volunteer either as an individual or part of a team. Some examples are:
Social Media - donate page/challenge day, tweet a local event, take a selfie advertising an event or cause and post it on facebook or instagram
Foodbanks - fill the shelves for a day by placing a box in reception for employees to donate
Print an event flyer on behalf of an organisation - distribute it at lunch time or post it on social media.
Knit and donate - knit a baby jumper, mittens or booties and donate them
Survey Monkey - take part in a survey for an organisation or charity
Micro effort, Macro impact
If you would like to learn more about how your organisation can get involved in micro-volunteering contact the team on 01932 571122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org