Help from Home

home based microvolunteer actions that benefit so many worthy causes

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Our Vision

Man with telescopeMicrovolunteering is not really on people’s radars at the moment and it is Help From Home’s aim to bring this concept to a wider audience. Thus, to bring about this change, we have the following visions, which we hope you will follow as we implement them in the coming months and years!

We wish to introduce the following additional categories, to spread more mini moments of goodness out there:

Help From School (Change the World from Just Your Classroom)

  • We’ve already made a start on this one (see here), but there’s so much more to do like:
  • Introduce classroom games centred around microvolunteering where kids will be awarded with a ‘Hero Helper’ avatar / certificate;
  • Introducing a concept called Unfolding Kindness - it’s about enabling kids to encourage others to microvolunteer their time through simple trackable origami models.

Help From Work (Change the World in Just Your Lunch Break)

  • We’ve already made a start on this one (see here), but there’s so much more to do like:
  • Introduce league tables featuring firms competing for Charity Kudos points for every action a firm completes – the more points, the greater the PR rating of that firm

Help From Prisons (Change the World Behind Bars!)

  • Introduce meaningful activity programmes centred around microvolunteering to instil a sense of respect and social responsibility in prisoners for others.

Help From Hospitals (Change the World From Your Hospital Bed!)

  • Introduce easy microvolunteering activities into the hospital environment as part of a patient’s convalescent or therapy programme. These activities will not only benefit the patient, but also the worthy causes that the actions are designed around. We need some help to get this up and running - see here.

Additional Vision Ideas

  • Community Service - adding a facility so that people can be credited the time spent to their Community Service hours upon completion of a microvolunteer task. We’ve already made a start on this one as you can gain nationally recognised awards in the UK for your microvolunteering efforts via vinspired
  • Microvolunteer Capital - Help From Home is open to explore with any city the notion of it becoming the first Microvolunteer City in the world. Each city around the world wants to claim to be something unique and no-one has grabbed this snappy little title yet!
  • Celebs In Their Pyjamas - encouraging celebs to don their pyjamas to help promote the concept of microvolunteering. If you’re a celeb, then please get in touch - we’d simply luurve to talk to you, darling!
  • Global Microvolunteering Day - there’s a day for this and a day for that - you name it there’s a day for it. But not microvolunteering - yet. We intend to correct that oversight!
  • Volunteer Anywhere – developing a project that delivers microvolunteering within an interactive social media environment that combines the facility to measure participant’s impact on society. We’ve already made a start on this one here
  • Ambassadors - creating a network of country specific ‘Ambassadors’ to encourage people in their own country to consider microvolunteering in some of their spare time

If you feel you can help us out on any of the above visions, then please do get in contact with us. Advice, information or just some contacts of useful websites or people would be handy.