A LOCAL disability charity has launched a micro-volunteer programme to offer people the chance to help the charity in small, easy ways.

Diverse Abilities has launched the programme to coincide with Volunteers' Week, an annual national celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

The charity has introduce micro-volunteering which offers members of the public a series of small and easy tasks that can be done anytime and anywhere. Anyone over 16 with access to the internet can sign up and participate, with most activities able to be completed at home.

Activities will include testing new online features, sharing social media posts and short research tasks, most of which should take less than 30 minutes to complete.

Cat Abbott, marketing manager at Diverse Abilities, said: "Our volunteers are such a huge part of what makes our fundraising successful every year, and there are so many small opportunities where having more thoughts, opinions and assistance can make a massive difference.

"If you want to help a local cause but are pushed for time, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Activities can be completed anywhere, whether you’re walking to work or waiting for the kettle to boil, and it helps to give you a taste of what we’re all about."

For more information and to sign up to become a micro-volunteer, visit the Diverse Abilities website.