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/), Journey Nepal (http://www.journey-nepal.org/Nepal/), 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 (5+)

Create colouring pages and inspirational journals for homeless people

• What we'll do 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. The charity 'Spires' (http://www.spires.org.uk) works to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. This project is all about creating adult colouring-in sheets so that folks can go into the shelter and participate in something calm and relaxing to take them away from life on the streets for a few hours. You don't need to be good at drawing as we will give you colouring sheets to trace. However, you have all the creative freedom that you want so the choice is yours if you feel like drawing a picture free hand! And, while it might seem a bit mundane because there's no colour (wot? no stickers??), you'll be amazed at how relaxed you feel - just from tracing a black line on a white page. Seriously, if you have trouble sleeping, take a few pages home with you and do them before bed. You'll be out like a light in no time. Spires also provides journals for those who wish to write so we create those, too! • What to bring Just your own good self. I'll bring the blank paper, black sharpies and a range of colouring books (should you wish to trace a design). If you fancy your hand at creating a journal, I'll have coloured felt-tips and pencils, washi tape, ink pads and stamps. The sticker box is just too big to schlep to Holborn... • Important to know This is a micro-volunteering event so you are welcome to stay for the entire duration or drop in for 20 mins. The event is free. However, like all Causecorps events it is self-funded. Should you care to put a pound in our parachute donation box it would be gratefully received.

Creative postcards for sick kids

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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

Create colouring pages and inspirational journals for homeless people

• What we'll do 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. The charity 'Spires' (http://www.spires.org.uk) works to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. This project is all about creating adult colouring-in sheets so that folks can go into the shelter and participate in something calm and relaxing to take them away from life on the streets for a few hours. You don't need to be good at drawing as we will give you colouring sheets to trace. However, you have all the creative freedom that you want so the choice is yours if you feel like drawing a picture free hand! And, while it might seem a bit mundane because there's no colour (wot? no stickers??), you'll be amazed at how relaxed you feel - just from tracing a black line on a white page. Seriously, if you have trouble sleeping, take a few pages home with you and do them before bed. You'll be out like a light in no time. Spires also provides journals for those who wish to write so we create those, too! • What to bring Just your own good self. I'll bring the blank paper, black sharpies and a range of colouring books (should you wish to trace a design). If you fancy your hand at creating a journal, I'll have coloured felt-tips and pencils, washi tape, ink pads and stamps. The sticker box is just too big to schlep to Holborn... • Important to know This is a micro-volunteering event so you are welcome to stay for the entire duration or drop in for 20 mins. The event is free. I know Spires is always very grateful for the colouring pages and journals. However, their clients have personal needs, too, and Spires accepts donations of underwear (new or CLEAN and in VERY GOOD CONDITION) for both men and women. There is also a need for sanitary products, so if anyone would like to bring along some undies or tampons/liners I'll be delighted to pass them on.

Creative postcards for sick kids

Location visible to members

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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