Microvolunteering for Remus
Would you like to help Remus Horse Sanctuary but don’t think you have the time – you can, if you become a microvolunteer!
Have you got a minute to microvolunteer for Remus?
We totally understand that everyone leads very busy lives nowadays, what with work and family commitments, so it can be really hard to find time for volunteering for the things you care about. But as a microvolunteer you can help us as little or as much as you like!
What is a microvolunteer?
The idea behind microvolunteering is that lots of us do a little bit and it adds up to something that makes a big difference. You’ve probably already taken part in microvolunteering without even realising it – maybe you’ve signed an online petition or retweeted a charity’s message. However, microvolunteering doesn’t just happen in the virtual world, remember when you walked a friend’s dog for them because they were sick, or helped an elderly neighbour with their shopping? All of these things are forms of microvolunteering.
Whether it’s a couple of minutes, an hour or so, or even a weekend, there are lots of ways to help Remus Horse Sanctuary. Here’s a few ideas below, but take a look at our Microvolunteering web page to find out more.
Meet one of our microvolunteers
Linda Anthony started volunteering for us in 2019. Here’s her story…
Why does microvolunteering appeal to you?
Coming to the end of my office-based career I started putting plans in place for an active retirement. Micro-volunteering for several different charities gives me the variety that one never experiences in a normal day job. Micro-volunteering leaves me in control of when and what work I do.
What made you decide to offer a few hours of your time to Remus Horse Sanctuary?
There are many charities out there helping vulnerable, elderly and disabled people but not so many charities offering the same help to vulnerable, elderly and disabled horses. Being an animal lover myself it seemed a perfect fit.
What was it about the opportunity that appealed to you?
When you micro-volunteer you are pretty much your own boss and can schedule when and how much work you want to do. I enjoy the work I am doing for Remus Horse Sanctuary and most weeks put in more than a couple of hours, but that’s my choice.
What benefits do you get from volunteering?
The buzz I get when I am successful in raising funds for Remus Horse Sanctuary is far greater than any job satisfaction I received in a very long career. Also volunteering for Remus Horse Sanctuary has given me the opportunity, at my age, to learn a new skill to keep the old grey matter in tiptop working order. But on top of all that I have met some wonderful dedicated people.
What would you say to anyone thinking of offering their time to help Remus Horse Sanctuary?
If you have time on your hands, don’t waste it in front of the TV. Find a cause you are passionate about and get involved. You’ll be amazed what you can achieve by donating a couple of hours micro-volunteering.
To find out more about microvolunteering with Remus and ideas for 2 minutes, 5 minutes or 2 hours of your time, please take a look at our web page.
Shout about it!
Every time you do something to help us, it makes life that little bit better for our animals. So let’s hear about it! Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to tag us in as @RemusHorse on Twitter or @RemusHorseSanctuary on Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #LoveRemus and we can repost your photos, selfies and posts to raise even more awareness for Remus Horse Sanctuary.
Thank you for your valued support!