Shelter Scotland launches ‘small acts of kindness campaign’ to appeal to time-pressed potential volunteers
Shelter Scotland is appealing to time-pressed people by offering them opportunities to make a difference which require less than an hour of their time.
The housing and homelessness charity is launching its ‘Little Act, Big Impact’ campaign during Volunteers Week to make people aware of the many opportunities available and that they don’t always mean hours and hours of time commitment.
The campaign has been designed to fit with Shelter Scotland’s 50th anniversary year – during which it is holding various events and activities - by asking volunteers for just 50 minutes of their time. They will be using the #LittleActBigImpact on social media during Volunteers Week.
The charity is responding to research in the latest Scottish Household Survey which indicated that ‘lack of time’ was one of the main barriers stopping many people from volunteering.
Sarah Latto, volunteer development manager at Shelter Scotland, said: “At Shelter Scotland we strive to be as inclusive as possible but we also recognise not everybody is able to commit to regular volunteering roles. Little Act, Big Impact provides a way for people to make a real difference to people affected by bad housing or homelessness whist contributing less than an hour of their time.
“I urge anyone who is time-pressed but would like to get involved to visit our webpage.”
Little Act, Big Impact provides a range of ideas for people to give a little bit of time – 50 mins for Shelter Scotland’s 50th year – to do something which will have a meaningful impact: