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Micro-volunteering days

It doesn't have to take a long time to make an impact. Education providers can organise small increments of time every week where students can come along, help with various causes and get a taste for volunteering.

Here are some considerations for organising weekly micro-volunteering days:

  • It should be a short duration of 1-3 hours so students can fit it in their schedules.
  • Activities should be easy to both organise and carry out to ensure sustainability.
  • Consider holding it at the same time, same place each week.
  • Some possibilities could be writing petitions or letters for worthwhile causes, putting together care packages for those in need, or mass tree planting. A good idea could be to set up a place where people can come and make cards to send to those who are disadvantaged.
  • Recruit student volunteers interested in leadership opportunities to help you organise these days. They can research nonprofits in your area and come up with innovative and creative ways to help!
  • Look into whether volunteer hours can be included on student transcripts.

Who has done it?

Have you run a successful micro-volunteering day?

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