Try one of these Acts of Kindness

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.

  • Smoke alarms should be tested weekly. Offer to test an older persons smoke alarm as it might be difficult for them to reach it.
  • Clear out your cupboards and donate a bag of clothes or other items to the charity shop on your high street
  • Become a donor. Give blood, or join a donor register
  • Offer your seat on the train or bus to someone who needs it more
  • Offer to buy a cup of tea for a homeless person or police man on patrol
  • Request a collection tin for your office or school from a local charity
  • Next time you shop, pick up a couple of extra tins and non-perishable goods to donate to your local food bank
  • Offer to carry someone’s pushchair or suitcase up stairs, or help to carry their shopping to the car
  • Next time you cook, make an extra serving for an older neighbour or someone in need near you, or invite a lonely neighbour for lunch
  • Help a less-mobile neighbour by collecting their morning paper, walking their dog, bringing in their bins, watering their plants or washing their windows
  • Offer to drive a neighbour, or pop to the shops for someone who doesn’t have transport
  • Bake a cake for someone or a local group / organisation
  • Give a young mum who you know (e.g. family, friend, neighbour) some time to themselves whilst you look after their child
  • Help to clean up graffiti on your street or paint a fence/wall for a neighbour
  • Offer to read or play music at your local nursing home
  • Cheer on participants at a charity sporting event, or share a friend’s fundraising page to help them raise money for charity
  • Donate your old magazines to a doctor’s surgery or hospital
  • Check in on a neighbour who doesn’t have many visitors, a quick cuppa can make all the difference
  • Donate used books to a library
  • Send some flowers to a daycare centre or home
  • Visit a care home and chat to the residents
  • Organise a charity day at work
  • Ask a colleague or friend how they're feeling today. If they are low, ask if there is anything you can do to help or offer to have lunch with them
  • Give directions to someone who is lost
  • Show someone how to use the internet who isn’t yet connected. Think of the access to family, friends and services it can open to them.

Don't forget to let us know what you're going to do here because for every meaningful act you register on our website the government will donate £5.