Frequently Asked Questions
Who is behind Thousand Hours?
Thousand Hours began as part of Ashford Vineyard- a Community Church, dedicated to Bringing Life to Ashford. Although we’re a church, you don’t have to believe to belong, everyone is welcome and everyone gets to play.
I'm not from Ashford Vineyard, can I still help?
You absolutely can still help even if you’ve never heard of Ashford Vineyard! The more the merrier. If you’re local to Ashford or in the surrounding areas, and want to be involved in any way, then we would love to have you. If you have any questions, please get in touch, we can’t wait to meet you!
Small Is Great
I can't commit to big projects, can I still get involved?
If you can’t commit to doing big flamboyant acts of kindness, that is totally fine. In fact, we celebrate the impact of the small acts- the ONE. You can get involved on the small or big scale in your own communities, your own families and your own spaces. The only rules are: Be Kind… and Log Your Hours! Simple as that.
How do I log my Hours?
Well that’s the really easy bit..! If you have been volunteering around your neighbourhood to contribute to Thousand Hours, you can log your hours very easily! Click below, fill in the quick form telling us a bit about what you did, and how it made you feel. If you did something with a friend/family member/colleague make sure they fill one out too! (Or even be kind and do theirs for them.)
We're a School and want to be involved!
If you’re part of a school, your kids are in one, your uncle works at one or you live next to one, and you would like that school to be a Thousand Hours School this October, we’d love to have you.
Even if you’re a bit late to the game, we don’t mind! We have loads of free resources to shower you with, and inspiration to help you weave kindness into your curriculums. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll hook you up, and give you everything you need. It’s never too late!
Where can we find your yellow selves?
We will be hanging out at some Hubs around Ashford Town Centre on Saturdays in October. We’d absolutely love to see you. We’ll be easily spotted in our high-vis-chic T-shirts, so look for the yellow.
Find out where we’ll be and when, on our Get Involved page. And keep an eye on our socials for up-to-date info!
I’m A Genius
I have an idea of something you could do!!
If you have an idea of something that we can do during Thousand Hours (whether you know of a building/business/organisation who needs a helping hand, or an area of Ashford that needs a big clean up, etc.) We’d love to hear it! If we can help, we will. We love to learn and be inspired by other people’s creativity in kindness, so don’t keep your ideas to yourself, share them with us.
Where are the Projects?
I want a BIG PROJECT to do...
Usually we’d happily organise groups to go out and about and do big projects together during October. But this year, with COVID having thrown a spanner in the works, we’re still not able to organise too many big things. Instead, we’re encouraging you to look for those ONE moments. One person, one act, one hour, however you want to commit to loving people in your community. You are also free to gather a few friends to do acts around the town. We just ask that you keep to the law, you social distance if you need to, and you stay safe!
Can I follow along on social media?
You absolutely CAN. We are on Facebook and Instagram, and we’d love you to not only follow us, but to join us in with our social conversation. Head on over to our accounts, follow/like us, and then tag us to your heart’s content, in photos, stories and videos. Hashtags are always a win, so we can keep up with who’s involved. Our official hashtags for this year are: #AKindnessRevolution and #ThousandHours2021, so attach these hashtags when you post. We can’t wait to see what you get up to.
Go forth and post like a pro!
I Need Inspiration
Give me an example of what to do...
Sometimes it’s hard to get started in a project like this, even if you are super passionate about it. Luckily for you, we’re pros and can give you a few pointers that will hopefully get your creative kindness juices flowing. We’ve devised 31 acts of kindness for you to do throughout October. As well as some ideas fitting into 5 areas of kindness, that you could focus on each week. They’re all things you can do on your own, as a family, as a friendship group, or with kids. And they’re a mix of different types of kindness’ too. Click on the button below to take you to our Ideas page.
Out Of Towner
I'm not from Ashford, but I think this would be great in our town!
If you’re thinking “I’m not from Ashford but I love what you’re doing and want to know if we can do something similar!” We’d love to help you get started and talk to you about how to take Thousand Hours to your community. Get in touch and we can work out how to help you!
Nope… Not It.
Nope, you didn't cover my question...
We’ve tried to cover as many of your questions as possible before you’ve even had to ask them, but we may have missed one! If you have any other questions about Thousand Hours we’d be so happy to answer them! Drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Got a Question?
If you have a question, query or story to tell us, we'd love to hear from you.
Get in touch!