What is it?
Microvolunteering, by definition, is ‘bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause’.
In short – it’s condensed volunteering, something taking as little as 5 minutes to help out an organisation, a lot of which can be done online. We’ve collected some opportunities from around Kirklees to get you started on your microvolunteering.
You can read Chris’s post about Microvolunteering day here.
State of Decay – Huddersfield Zombie Run
What? 4 km sponsored fun-run in Beaumont park, Huddersfield
How long? 1 day – 8th May 2016
Benefits? In aid of NSPCC
Skills? Make a good zombie!
Contact: – email@example.com
Growing Works – Honley
Growing Works uses outdoor therapy to promote health and wellbeing.
What? Plant waterer
How long? 1 hour
Benefits? Helps spread the workload allowing more time to do more
Skills? Be fairly physically fit
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01484 606506
Denby Dale Centre – Springfield Mill, Huddersfield
They run a range of social groups for local people.
What? Bag packing in a supermarket
How long? 2 hours
Benefits? Raising much needed funds for the centre
Skills? Able to chat to people and help them pack their bags
What? Helping on a day out
How long? 6 hours
Benefits? Allowing the organisation to run more much needed trips and events
Skills? Able to support an older person with mobility issues
What? Bag sorter in a charity shop
How long? 1 hour
Benefits? Fundraising – helping get the merchandise on the shelves quicker
Skills? Ability to do light physical work
Contact: email@example.com / 01484 860077
Oxfam Online – Batley
The international charity fighting global poverty
What? Group or Employee Volunteering
How long? One off day-visit
Benefits? Join the team to raise £100,000s to make a real difference to lives around the world
Skills? Volunteers of all skill levels, experiences and abilities are welcome