If you'd like to do something kind, but can't think where to start, try one of these suggestions for size - and then let us know what you're going to do here.
Don't forget, for every meaningful act you register on our website the government will donate £5.
Can YOU Take a Moment to help change the world around you for the better? Because a moment is all it takes!
At ITV we aim to use our audience of millions to inspire people to make a difference. And we would love you to be one of them.
Being at the heart of communities around the country we have seen what a difference volunteering can make, and how easy it is to get involved.
And it isn't only something ITV feels passionate about. Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society is committed to championing this agenda, highlighting that it can be very rewarding and a great way to:
There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an older neighbour, to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group. That’s why the Government are supporting Take A Moment by pledging £5 for the first 50,000 acts of kindness registered through the This Morning campaign. We hope that this campaign can help raise awareness and encouraging people to get involved.
Find out about some of the initiatives and opportunities available in your local area below...
Yakoob Seedat uses his interests to make a difference at weekends and in the evenings.
Yakoob coaches children in football on Saturday mornings. In the afternoons he runs a Chill Zone for kids age 5-10, then in the evenings helps run the teenage youth club in his area. As well as giving up his Saturdays, he has also set up for local kids: a football league at West View Leisure Centre for Disadvantaged People, a small sided cricket league, a Tae Kwondo academy, and represented young people in focus groups and at the local Neighbourhood Management Partnership Boards. He does it all of his own volition and describes himself as a friend of the community!
George has been volunteering since he was eight years old and says volunteering has changed his life.
Since he was eight-years-old, George has fundraised for the Royal British Legion. He’s met the Queen, regularly completes sponsored walks, sold poppies, organised raffles and dances and school discos to raise money and awareness, become the youth advisor for his local British Legion Branch and recently became Kent Area Officer for the VC Trust. He’s even lobbied Parliament and now gets his whole family involved in fundraising.
Volunteer John Curran uses his professional skills and experience as a lawyer to make a difference in the community.
Do-it are one of the UK’s leading volunteering websites. By simply entering your postcode you can instantly see ways you can get involved right on your doorstep!
So, whether you are ready to volunteer, or just curious about what goes on in your neighbourhood, give it a try!