Microvolunteering can be described as easy, quick, no (or low) commitment online or offline actions that benefit a worthy cause.The United Nations Volunteers’ report, ‘State of the World’s Volunteerism’, describes microvolunteering as 1 of 3 fast growing trends in the global volunteering arena.
Modern microvolunteering networks first started back in 2008 with Microvoluntarious, a system for non profits to post requests for help with simple actions that people with professional skills could complete in 15 – 120 minutes.
-UK based Help From Home (established in 2008) has collated over 800 non-skilled microvolunteering opportunities that can be dipped in and dipped out at any time to suit a person’s lifestyle, regardless of their professional skills.
-Orange’s Do Some Good mobile app taps into the unskilled microvolunteer and is riding the wave of the explosion of apps proliferating this market.
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