Find out how small actions can make a big difference to people in your community experiencing long-term and life-threatening conditions and their loved ones.
Micro-volunteering is great for busy people who want to volunteer on their own terms, but might not have the time to make a regular commitment.
As small as they may seem, these quick and easy actions are incredibly valuable for St Nicholas Hospice Care and the people we support.
Some tasks, like sharing a post on Facebook, can take less than a minute and you can do them from the comfort of your own home, while others might mean just giving a few hours a year at one of the charity’s fundraising events.
However you want to help out, the best thing about micro-volunteering is that you choose what you do and when – and spread the word (that’s an act of micro-volunteering in itself).
Who can do it?
Literally anyone – the benefit of micro-volunteering is that there are many different opportunities allowing a wide range of people to join in. For example, it can be done at home, at the office during your lunch break, at weekends, outside with groups of people, the list is endless.
What can I do?
In less than a minute you could:
In less than five minutes you could:
- Sign up to our Lottery – there are more chances of winning this one than the National Lottery
- Sign up to receive our newsletter
- Tell someone about us and what we do
In less than ten minutes you could:
- List an item on eBay and donate the proceeds to us
- Contact us with feedback on our website or a service
- Take a look through our website’s event pages and pick an event to go along to, or perhaps volunteer at
In less than 30 minutes you could:
- Visit someone in the community and enjoy a drink and a chat with them as part of our Hospice Neighbours service
- Bake a batch of biscuits or cakes and sell them at work
- Fill a bag of your unwanted clothes and donate to your nearest Hospice shop
In an hour, you could:
- Lend a hand at one of our charity shops
- Help tidy the Hospice’s garden to ensure it can be enjoyed by the people we care for and their families
- Help us with a street collection
If you would like to get in touch with us about micro-volunteering or any other volunteering queries, please click here.