Microvolunteering

Find out how small actions can make a big difference to older people in Essex.

"I may not have much time to spare but I want to do something good with the hours I do have - that's why microvolunteering is the perfect answer."

                 Age UK Essex volunteer

Volunteer your way with Age UK Essex's microvolunteering opportunities; quick, easy-to-manage actions that, small as they might seem, are still incredibly valuable.

Microvolunteerinis great for busy people who want to volunteer on their own terms without making a regular commitment. Some tasks, like sharing a post on Facebook, only take a few minutes and you can do them from your sofa at home. Others, like joining our cheer squad, mean giving a few hours a year at a fundraising event near you. However you want to help out, the best thing about microvolunteering is you choose what you do and when.

Microvolunteering is great for busy people who want to volunteer on their own terms without making a regular commitment.

Some tasks, like sharing a post on Facebook, only take a few minutes and you can do them from your sofa at home. Others, like joining our cheer squad, mean giving a few hours a year at a fundraising event near you.

However you want to help out, the best thing about microvolunteering is you choose what you do and when.

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can help as a microvolunteer. Take a look at the information below and get in touch with us if you spot something you're interested in.

We update these pages regularly so if you can't spot something to fit your schedule now, please come back soon.

Volunteer at home

  • Digital Champion

    Always logged on to Twitter or Facebook? Great at spotting a trending story? Help us reach more people by talking about our work and sharing our posts.

    Join the team

  • Blog writers

    If you have a way with words, know how to get people talking and feel passionate about the lives of older people, we need you to write for our blog.

    Join the team

  • Charity shopper

    Do you shop online? Then you you can raise donations for us when you shop at no cost to you! Simply sign up to Easyfundraising and select Age UK Essex - it's that easy

    Join the team

Volunteer in your community

Mascot volunteer

Help us raise awareness by wearing our mascot at events near you. Our owl loves greeting people and posing for pictures so you'll need a sense of fun to help bring him to life!

Join the team