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Guide: Micro Volunteering

Tags: Guidance, Toolkit

8th November 2018



“The term micro-volunteering is contested and is used by organisations in many different ways, however the research identified 8 defining features.

1. Duration – it involves small increments of time
2. Access – it is easy to get started and do
3. Immediacy – it is quick to start and complete, and requires minimal planning
4. Convenience – you decide when and where
5. Level of formality – no formal agreement between the organisation and the volunteer is needed
6. Frequency – it can be a one-off or repeated
7. Activity – it involves discrete actions
8. Location – it can be online or offline”