"... Thanks to the internet, the old excuses for not volunteering — “I haven’t time” or “I can’t find the right opportunity” — don’t wash any more. Opportunities drop daily into Britain’s 250 volunteer centers’ databases. And the website do-it.org lists around a million opportunities that are quick and easy to access.

A growing number of groups are offering the chance to dip into volunteering on an occasional one-off basis. This “micro-volunteering”, as it is known, might include working from your home computer to help your favorite cause. The “Help From Home” online platform lists more than 800 such activities. ..."


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