Spots of Time is a social enterprise with a mission to make it easier for people to put their spare ‘spots of time’ to good use in their communities.
Our motivation for establishing Spots of Time comes from our belief that it is often the little things in our days that make a big difference to how we feel about life. Whether its seeing a beautiful painting, hearing a long-forgotten song or reading a favourite poem, we want to bring these little great moments into more people’s lives.
Our aim is to bring more of these great little moments into people’s lives by making it easier for people to share their talents and interests with other people in their communities.
We do this by addressing some of the obstacles people face after deciding they want to give back to their community – namely, a lack of flexibility. The chances are you have looked into getting involved in your community only to discover you are expected to take part once a week, every week.
We work with voluntary and community groups to support them to offer a range of fun, bite-sized activities. With Spots of Time you can give as much or as little time as you like. So whatever it is you love – music, art, reading or chatting over a cup of tea we’ll find a place for you to share it with your community. It might not change lives, but chances are it might just make someone’s day and we think that’s pretty darned great!
We also share tips and ideas for fun things you can do day-to-day in our blog Spotted. Whether its dropping pennies on the ground to give people good luck, creating a wish tree in your local area or writing a chalk quote on the pavement for someone else to enjoy.