We're big fans of Amnesty so when our friends down the road at Amnesty UK told us all about their new scheme to get people volunteering to raise a bit of money for human rights, we gladly offered to give them a bit of a plug.
Here's the deal:
"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 up to 24 hours of your time over the course of a year 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 friend."
Why not volunteer to teach people a thing or two as part of your hours?