Amnesty Hours is a great way to raise money for Amnesty by helping your community, your family, friends and neighbours in return for donations.
"I have a lot of free time and don't have any children so I always get roped into babysitting for my friends! I would never ask for money but I know that my friends would certainly be happy to donate £20 to Amnesty International for an evening of my time."
Jane Stanton, Amnesty supporter
Everyone needs a little help now and again, whether it is with plumbing in a washing machine, babysitting or learning a new language. Many of us have skills and time to offer.
So, do us a favour. Sign up to Amnesty Hours. Once registered you can pledge your time to raise money through helping people out.
We provide the information sheets and simple paperwork to ask your friends to make a donation instead of paying you. All funds collected will help support Amnesty's human rights work. You won't just be helping us, and people whose human rights are at risk, but also your friends. Register now to receive your free pack.
Hours win prizes
In addition to being very grateful to all those who take part in Amnesty Hours, we are giving prizes to:
- The most active person (the person who donates the most hours). This year's winner Angela donated a generous 13.5 hours' babysitting.
- The best fundraiser (highest total donation). Our highest fundraiser Mike raised a brilliant £277.50 fixing computers earlier this year.
- The most talented all rounder (with the widest range of kind acts). Leigh did a variety of odd jobs from January - 28 May and provided gardening and painting services, raising a fantastic £260.
To be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize, please send in the money you've raised by 10 December 2011, Human Rights Day.
Call our Community Fundraising team on +44 (0)20 7033 1650, or email us.
Wondering what you can do?
"I used to design gardens professionally. After retiring I thought it was a good idea to continue with sporadic requests for minor work only on a charitable basis so I wouldn't have to contact Inland Revenue or deal with complicated tax, and make a difference."
There are so many ways to take part in AmnestyHours.
Want to lend a helping hand?
Got a special talent or skill?Why not:
Spread the word
Tell your friends, neighbours and colleagues about Amnesty Hours. You can download the flyer below and sign off your email with our Amnesty Hours banner. How you do this will depend on your email programme. Need help? Read our guidelines
|[Acrobat PDF]||Download our AmnestyHours flyer|
Just make sure you keep yourself and others safe
Please don't offer to do something that you do not have the skills or expertise to do. For some activities you need to be accredited and qualified. You may also need to have your own professional insurance. Amnesty cannot be held liable for any damage to persons or property that arise through taking part in Amnesty Hours.
Doing tasks alone always has an element of risk from accident or agression. To keep yourself safe:
- Ideally work in pairs or groups and never go to a stranger's house alone
- Plan ahead - always let someone know where you are and take a charged mobile
- Stay alert - remove yourself if you are concerned about anything
Amnesty Hours is a voluntary undertaking and should in no way be classified as employment.