ACTIONS TO IMPACT CHANGE IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS!

TAB FOR A CAUSE
 

Tab for a Cause allows you to turn your internet browsing into a charitable act. With Tab for a Cause you will have a customizeable new tab page with beautiful background images, notes, bookmarks, and to-dos, plus two small banner ads. They collect the revenue from the banner ads and donate it to your choice of 8 partner charities.

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1 MINUTE

SEND AN EMAIL TO HELP END NEW CASES OF HIV BY 2030

Send an email to your local MP in just a few clicks and support Terrence Higgins Trust in their bid to end new cases of HIV by 2030.

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2 MINUTES 

SEARCH ENGINE HEROES

Both Ecosia and Search Scene convert your searches into charitable efforts. 

Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees, and Search Scene donates 95% of its profits to international charities. 

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2 MINUTES

SMILE CARDS FOR BOSTON
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TRUST
 

Join in on the fun — just choose your favorite design and sign your name. You can even add a special message. A generous donor will donate $3 for every message sent up to $50,000!

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3 MINUTES 

LETTERS FOR THE NHS
 

There are 5 million key workers in the UK

Every single one deserves to be seen.

Register to be paired with an NHS worked to write a personal letter of gratitude!

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5 MINUTES +

SUICIDE PREVENTION GATEWAY MODULE

Newly launched, A very brief introduction to suicide awareness. In just 5-10 minutes, you could learn skills to help someone considering suicide. It will give you tips on how to approach someone if you are worried they may considering taking their own life.

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5 MINUTES +

LETTERS, CARDS AND VIDEOS OF SUPPORT 

Virtually volunteer for Monroe Harding, a charity in the USA who provide safe and loving homes for children who enter foster care, by sending letters, cards and positive encouragement.

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5 MINUTES +

CLASSIFYING ANIMALS FOR GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK

Scan still captured on camera from Gorongosa National Park and help the conservation team collect vital animal data

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5 MINUTES +

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS

If you are willing to post a letter by airmail, then More Love Letters features requests from those who are in need of a little extra love in the USA.

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5 MINUTES +

RECYCLE FOR ELLIE'S FUND

You can send your plastic to Ellie's Fund - a partnership with Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity in the UK who will recycle it and turn it into much needed funding for research of Children's Cancers.

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5 MINUTES +

GARDEN BIRDWATCH FOR THE BRITISH TRUST FOR ORNOTHOLOGY

Keep a list of the different birds that you see using your garden over the course of a week.

You can optionally record other wildlife too! Just 5 minutes a day could help BTO understand birds and the threats they face.

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5 MINUTES +

WOMEN'S AID CAMPAIGN CHAMPION

Use templates to contact your local MPs and impact change for Women affected by domestic violence.

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5 MINUTES +

PLAY GAMES, GIVE BACK - RICEBIRD

How many grains of rice can you collect with your rice bird? The more rice you collect, the higher your rank increases! 
Make it to the leaderboard with a high score! Don't let the pressure get to you when you know you're close...
All income is donated to Action Against Hunger, a charity that saves the lives of malnourished children and fights for a world free from hunger. 

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5 MINUTES +

E-CAMPAIGN FOR MACMILLAN

Do you want to help make positive change for people living with cancer, their loved ones, and those that work with them?

Join Macmillan's campaigner network, and become part of a movement to help people with cancer live life as fully as possible.

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1 MINUTE

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

From tweeting key decision makers to sharing petitions on social media, you could literally save lives. 

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2 MINUTES 

#MESSAGETOMYSISTER

Send a message of support and solidarity to a woman survivor of war and show her she's not alone.

Your personal message will be translated and delivered directly to a woman in the Women for Women programme, telling her you’re standing alongside her.

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2 MINUTES

SEND A SMILE TO AN ILL CHILD
 

Post Pals is a charity helping you to ‘Post a Smile on a Sick Child’s Face’ by the sending of cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK. It couldn’t be easier for anyone of any age to get involved, requires no commitment and costs only a stamp and 5 minutes of your time.

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5 MINUTES +

SEND A LETTER OF LOVE
 

When someone is going through a tough time emotionally, reading something encouraging can really help.

Share words of encouragement, original poems, or inspirational stories to help give hope to those who need it most. 

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5 MINUTES +

EMPOWER SCHOOL CHILDREN IN AFRICA

Develop Africa is a charity that helps to empower school children in the country with their education. Shop the Amazon Wishlist and empower a child today!

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5 MINUTES +

ADOPT A GRANDPARENT

CHD Living, which owns 13 nursing homes is London, is inviting English Speakers from around the world to apply online and become a virtual volunteer to engage their assigned Grandparent through video calls. 

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5 MINUTES +

STAMPS TO SAVE LIVES

RNLI is the society that pays for the lifeboats that mean hundreds of lives are saved each year around Britain's coast. Send your used postage stamps to the address provided.

International and UK postage stamps equally welcome.  

 

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5 MINUTES +

ZSL INSTANT WILD ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION

ZSL’s Instant Wild app empowers you to take part in vital conservation work, bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world. By identifying the animals in each image, you are contributing to conservation and making a positive impact on the future for wildlife.

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5 MINUTES +

DONATE YOUR CRISP PACKETS

The Crisp Packet Project collects soft foil crisp packets to turn into Bivi bags for the homeless community. 

Donate your crisp packets and feel good about recycling and helping to provide a warmer, drier night's sleep.

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5 MINUTES +

EDUCATION AND FREE FOOD

Free Rice is an educational game app that donates grains of rice to the World Food Program for every correct answer on the word definition quiz. Brush up on your knowledge of the English Language whilst feeding those in need! 

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5 MINUTES +

DONATE YOUR SMALLS

Smalls for all utilise new and gently worn bras and brand new knickers to send to impoverished communities in Africa to help promote health and hygiene. 

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5 MINUTES +

OCEANA - PROTECTING THE WORLD'S OCEANS

Campaign to protect the oceans by signing petitions, using hashtags and more. 

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5 MINUTES +

SEND AN UPLIFTING MESSAGE TO A CHILD WARRIOR

Write an encouraging note to a child undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

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1 MINUTE

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

By sending instant, pre-written emails to key decision makers you could literally save lives. 

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2 MINUTES 

WHEELMAP

Mark and find wheelchair accessible place - worldwide and for free. 

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2 MINUTES 

BRING SOME CHRISTMAS MAGIC TO A CHILD VICTIM OF CRIME

Buy an extra gift when you shop online and help turn wishes into reality this Christmas for some of the most vulnerable children in communities near you.

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5 MINUTES +

CARING FOR CARE HOMES

We are living in the midst of a loneliness epidemic and the global pandemic has made this worse.

Make someone's day by writing to an elderly person in a care home.

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5 MINUTES +

BEFRIENDING WITH AGE UK 

 

Sign up to Age UK's telephone Befriending Service andgive half an hour of your time each week to help the elderly feel less lonely. Signing up takes 5 minutes!

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5 MINUTES +

ONE MILLION LOVELY LETTERS

Send a Lovely Letter or Letters (there is lots and lots to send!) to remind someone how wonderful they. If you include your email address, Jodi can let you know where in the world it has ended up!

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5 MINUTES +

BE MY EYES

Every day, sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives.

Get the Be My Eyes app and join THE global community as a blind/low-vision user or a sighted volunteer.

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5 MINUTES +

MAPPINESS - RECORDING HAPPINESS ACROSS THE UK

Mappiness is a free app for your iPhone. 

It's part of a research project at the London School of Economics - help research by logging your happiness levels throughout the day 

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5 MINUTES +

LITTERGRAM
 

Use the power of your phone and social media to report litter and fly tipping.

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5 MINUTES +

WALK YOUR DOG, RAISE CASH FOR ANIMAL CHARITIES

ResQwalk is a free mobile app that lets you raise money and resources for your favorite animal welfare organization, and all you have to do is walk! 

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5 MINUTES +

CLASSIFY GALAXIES

 

Help the astronomers at Galaxy Zoo studying images of galaxies to understand how they are formed. You might be among the first people in history to see each of the galaxies you’re asked to classify. No experience in astronomy required!

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5 MINUTES +

PENGUIN WATCH - CLASSIFY

Help to classify Penguins, chicks and eggs from stills taken by Penguin Watch and support them in their aim to understand these threats and to reverse them through informing policy changes.

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5 MINUTES +