Micro-volunteering is perfect for busy people who do not have time to do more traditional or regular volunteering. You can do it from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world, for as much time as you desire. Here are some of the top micro-volunteering sites we have found around the web.

Galaxy Zoo

Classify Galaxies: To understand how galaxies formed we need your help to classify them according to their shapes. If you're quick, you may even be the first person to see the galaxies you're asked to classify.

Community Dictionary

Community Dictionary: In partnership with the World Food Program's school feeding program, has pledged to donate a school lunch for every two definitions approved through the Definition-of.com website.

Free Rice

Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.Freerice has two goals: Provide education to everyone for free. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Describe Me

Describe Me asks you to write alternative text for images to make Museum Victoria’s Collections Online more useful for people who are blind or have low vision.

British Library Georeferencing

Help the British Library identify accurate locations for these historic maps! Bear in mind that some places have changed significantly or disappeared completely, creating a puzzle that reveals an exciting contrast.

Place Pulse

Place Pulse quantitatively measures urban perception by crowdsourcing visual surveys to users around the globe. Click on the picture you think looks safer, boring, wealthies and more!

Penguin Watch

Scientists have travelled to some of the coldest areas on the planet to learn more about penguin populations. Help annotate their images of wildlife in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.


Welcome to Africa—home of the chimpanzee. Our cameras have taken thousands of videos of these and other animals. Now we need your help to study, explore, and learn from them.

Worm Watch Lab

Scientists are discovering how genes affect behaviour in nematode worms. These discoveries can help us understand our own genes, too. Get hunting.

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