We are so grateful to volunteers who dedicate time and energy to furthering our cause. We know that physical involvement isn’t possible for everyone – so that’s where social media comes in! Here’s 10 ways you can support OneKind from home in the hopes of bringing our campaigns to the attention of a much wider audience & help end cruelty towards Scottish animals …
The more you interact with our posts, through likes, comments, retweets and shares, the more our posts will be exposed to new people.
Sharing our posts, blogs & press releases to your Facebook page is a fantastic way to engage more people with our campaigns. Write a caption to go with it, rather than sharing the link alone, as Facebook will show the post to more of your friends this way.
1. Tag Us
Tag us whenever you share photos that you’ve taken of wildlife. This can direct others who are passionate about Scottish wildlife to our page and allow them to participate in our campaigns too.
2. Join our Volunteer Team
Join our OneKind volunteer page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1717555191860729/ on Facebook. From here you can share our volunteer events to your page and encourage friends to get involved. We’ll invite you to lush events, beach cleans, meetings and lots more.
3. Help us Research
Let us know if you’ve heard of new research or read a news article relevant to our ongoing campaigns. Maybe there is an event or occasion we should be promoting on our Instagram, or a national animal day we should be celebrating? Keep an eye out for #NationalWildlifeDay on February 22nd… Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onekindscotland/
4. Help Grow Our Petitions
We often run petitions alongside our campaigns. The goal is of course to get as many signatures as possible! So sharing it with friends and followers over social media and expressing why you think they should sign is invaluable. Not tech savvy? We also have free campaign petition packs available to order on our shop, where you can collect signatures and post them back to us.
5. Get sporty
Thinking of running a 5K? A marathon? An Ultramarathon or a Kiltwalk?! Consider choosing OneKind as your charity to support. We’ll send you a sponsor pack and share your donation pages on our social media. It’s a great way to help raise vital funds for our work. We’ll also pay half your registration fee to help you get started.
6. Share and Talk About Our Fundraisers
It is always a great help when volunteers share our various fundraisers to their profiles too. At the moment we are asking for donations to get us back on our feet after our Edinburgh office was broken into just before Christmas: https://www.facebook.com/onekindfb/posts/2344744782205447
7. Talk About Our Successes
People often respond better to good news and positivity. Of course, while there is still ongoing cruelty towards animals in Scotland, it must be shared and discussed, but expressing hope for the future and outlining possible solutions can encourage a lot more people to engage with the topic!
Many people living in Scotland don’t realise our livestock is being exported abroad, or that our precious birds of prey are being persecuted on grouse moors. Sharing this information on your social media or amongst friends can bring these issues to wider public attention and engender a more compassionate Scotland.
Post by OneKind volunteer Gertie O’Rourke