Micro Volunteering/Short Term Volunteering

Micro-volunteering describes a volunteer or team of volunteers, completing small tasks that make up a larger project. These tasks often benefit a research, charitable or non-governmental organisation. It differs from normal volunteering as the tasks can take only minutes to a few hours, and the volunteer does not make a long-term commitment. As a form of virtual volunteering, the tasks are usually distributed and completed online via an internet-connected device, including smartphones It typically does not require an application process, screening or training period, or require an ongoing commitment by the volunteer.

Shortterm volunteering projects give a great taste of volunteer work for people who may not have the confidence or time to commit to a longer project. Short term opportunities in Orkney have included projects such as gardening work at sheltered housing projects; cutting back salmon berry bushes at Happy Valley; painting children’s play equipment in Hoy and many more. Please see below for the latest short-term projects in Orkney.

Please see below for the latest short-term projects in Orkney:

No active opportunities in Orkney at present

We will update this section with new sites as often as we can so keep checking if you do not find anything that suits you at present.

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