What we're about

What we're about

We're for people who want to meet passionate volunteers, and engage in fun activities whilst doing good via direct action.

The micro-volunteering causes we currently support include the environment, children, disaster response, and the disadvantaged amongst our community; through partners such as Send Kids the World ( http://www.sendkidstheworld.com/ ), ACV ( http://conservationvolunteers.com.au/ ), Spires ( http://www.spires.org.uk/ ), and Be Enriched ( http://www.be-enriched.org.uk/ ).

Join us to take direct action on causes you care about. Meet passionate volunteers like yourself. Contribute from home, or meet us in cafes and public places to write, knit, plant, learn and teach together, and make doing good a daily habit.

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Upcoming events (4)

Create mind fullness coloring sheets for adults

Solid State Books

Details Colouring-in for adults is a popular and proven way to improve mental well-being and is something that will be beneficial for those who face difficult challenges in their daily lives. This project is all about creating adult colouring in sheets so that the users of Spires can go into the shelter and participate in something calm and relaxing to take them away from life on the streets. What do you need to bring? Just your awesome self; all materials are provided (but you're welcome to bring your own resources too!). We've partnered with Spires, a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. More information can be found about what they do on the website: http://www.spires.org

Creative postcards for sick kids

Solid State Books

Details Are you a regular Picasso? Fancy yourself a bit of a Shakespeare? Well, we want you! We're writing postcards to chronically or terminally ill children in hospitals around the globe. Join us for a hot drink, and send some smiles across the miles to brighten the lives of those who need it most. You don't need to be remotely artistic, I promise. I have all the stickers and doo-dahs you'll need to create miniature artwork which will brighten a sick child's day. Or you can choose one of the many picture postcards and just say "hi!". All you need to bring is your wonderful self and a smart-phone on which to access the website for children's names. If you can't imagine what to say to a hospitalised child, don't worry. I'll have a hard-copy of guidelines and inspirational suggestions. Alternatively, you could send a card or letter of support to the child's parents or siblings. You're welcome to write the postcard first at home (or anywhere convenient), drop it off to us here, and we'll cover the postage! This is a micro-volunteering event so you are equally welcome to pop in for 20mins or stay for the entire event. We're partnered with: • PostPals UK • Send Kids the World Location will be decided soon!!

Knitting warm beanies for babies

1150 Connecticut Ave NW

Details Come along and create warm, colourful wool beanies for babies in 2 hours. No knitting skills? No worries! Many children in hospitals do not have adequate clothing to keep them warm in the alpine conditions - that's where you come in! We've sent much love from all our volunteers to young babies. • How can I help? We're loom-knitting beanies for babies; all it takes is a little practise, and you'll have an adorable beanie ready to send to in no time! If you're eager to start right away, then check out this link (which helped us learn) to get you started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBhcW6n9Akw "What do I need to bring?" I hear you ask? Nothing but your awesome self! We'll provide all the looms and wool you'll need. And if you already love knitting, feel free to bring along your own knitting needles/loom/wool, and snacks to nibble on. We're partnered with: *Want to get more involved?* We're also seeking volunteer Chapter Leads to run micro-volunteering events around the city, just like the this, but the options are endless... Get in touch if you're interested!

Creative postcards for sick kids

Solid State Books

Details Are you a regular Picasso? Fancy yourself a bit of a Shakespeare? Well, we want you! We're writing postcards to chronically or terminally ill children in hospitals around the globe. Join us for a hot drink, and send some smiles across the miles to brighten the lives of those who need it most. You don't need to be remotely artistic, I promise. I have all the stickers and doo-dahs you'll need to create miniature artwork which will brighten a sick child's day. Or you can choose one of the many picture postcards and just say "hi!". All you need to bring is your wonderful self and a smart-phone on which to access the website for children's names. If you can't imagine what to say to a hospitalised child, don't worry. I'll have a hard-copy of guidelines and inspirational suggestions. Alternatively, you could send a card or letter of support to the child's parents or siblings. You're welcome to write the postcard first at home (or anywhere convenient), drop it off to us here, and we'll cover the postage! This is a micro-volunteering event so you are equally welcome to pop in for 20mins or stay for the entire event. We're partnered with: • PostPals UK • Send Kids the World

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