Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tots100 Campaign for British Parent Bloggers: Time to Share

Tots100 Time to Share

Are you a parent blogger from the UK? If so, please read on:

Tots100, the largest network of active parent bloggers, has started a new charity campaign  - Time to Share, to provide a new way for helping your favourite charity by sharing one hour or more of your time to do volunteer work for them near your home.

About the campaign:

  • When:  during March and April, 2012
  • Who can participate:  bloggers, whether you are part of Tots100 or not
  • Which charity:   Local charities in need of volunteers
  • How long:   One hour or more
  • What does it involve:   Everything from planting trees, handing out drinks to marathon runners, and talking to schools about depression
  • Why should I get involved:   A fantastic opportunity to support a a charity that's close to heart as well as home. You get a chance to meet new people and make a real difference to your community, and be inspired by your experience that you can share with your readers, friends and family.
  • How to get involved:   Register here
  • What's Next:   Tots100 will match suitable bloggers with the charities in the next few weeks. In the meantime you can display one of their badges to show support, blog about a good cause that is close to heart and can benefit from Time to Share, and spread the word about Time to Share through Facebook, Twitter (#TimetoShare) and other social networks
Aim of the campaign:

- Give bloggers, and their readers, a real insight into the work being done by charities across the UK, and the vital role played by volunteers. We hope that the programme will inspire more people to get involved in volunteering in their communities!

- Provide an insight into the wide range of volunteering opportunities available in the UK, by promoting blog posts about Time to Share volunteers on the Tots100 website, and across other websites and networks

- Give charities (especially smaller groups with limited resources for media relations) the opportunity to raise awareness of their work by connecting with the hugely popular and influential parent blogging community