Microvolunteering is a fantastic (and easy!) way to make a difference, without taking up much time — a series of easy tasks that can be done anytime, anywhere, on your own terms.


It could involve signing a petition or retweeting a message, taking part in a flash mob or counting birds in your garden. You don’t need to go through an application or complete any training, and it doesn’t require any commitment. Here at the Students' Union, we value our student’s time and want to empower you to be able to make a difference, no matter how small! 


Due to the current Covid-19 sutiation, you may be staying inside, but still want to give back. Here's some ways to help others without having to leave the house:



Record yourself reading chapters of books using the software from home so that other people can access free online audio books. All languages welcome and encouraged.

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Be My Eyes

This mobile app to help a blind person find answers to a query. The app connects blind people with volunteers via live video chat.

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Surfify All you have to do is play their album of relaxing surf sounds on Spotify and the charity gets a small royalty fee per track played. The more songs you play the more you donate and you can even do it in your sleep.

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Charity Miles

Make your walk to the library count. Download the app, count your steps and corporate companies will donate to charity.

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Child Rescue Alert

Sign up to get free text alerts when a child goes missing to help as our emergency services search for missing children.

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UN Online Volunteering

Looking for something more complex to fill your time? Help to do your bit, with this selection of Volunteering Opportunities from the UN that can be done from home.

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ZSL Instant Wild

ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work by bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world for you to identify. You don’t need any special expertise to take part – help is provided in our handy Field Guides – simply sign up and start tagging the animals in the images. .

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The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. .

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Wildlife Connections

Looking for some easy examples to make your home a little brighter for wildlife? There’s lots of easy ways to recycle/reuse and upcycle your way to a better home for nature. .

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