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Wondering how you can give back to your community?

Fuelling Kindness is something you can get involved in by doing acts of kindness of any size. It is as simple as buying coffee and doughnuts for workers at a non-profit organization or writing inspirational messages on the sidewalk. Or, it can be weekly volunteering at a local charity that is dear to your heart. In whichever capacity, the hope is your acts of kindness make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.

Fuelling kindness includes all volunteer supported social investments including:

Fuelling Kindness and COVID-19

Our world looks different now with COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop making a difference – in fact it’s needed now more than ever. Our priority is the health and safety of our people. In addition to following provincial government guidance, a HSSE checklist will be provided to ensure other precautions (e.g. sharing materials, carpooling) are taken.

There are ways where you can still give back to your community in a safe manner through virtual volunteering. You can find volunteering ideas on the Spark platform at the following link: https://shell.benevity.org/en-ca.

This list of virtual, remote and skills-based volunteer opportunities offers a few ways you can participate so that you can keep making a difference.

A few examples are:

  • Donating blood
  • Coordinating a virtual story time, exercise or entertainment hour for children (to help parents who may not have childcare).
  • Taking part in digital support groups for causes that matter to you.
  • Joining an adopt-a-senior Facebook group.
  • Supporting small businesses in your community by ordering gift cards to use later or get deliveries, if available.

If you are volunteering please ensure that the recipient organization can accommodate the event and has protocols in place that meet government and Shell requirements.

How to get involved

One or more volunteers are needed for a Fuelling Kindness event; it is also a great team building activity that is focused on organized volunteer efforts targeted to a not-for-profit organization.

Not all random acts of kindness require funding, but if you do need funds to carry out your activity then you can apply for up to $500 in either Shell-branded gift cards and/or pre-paid credit cards to cover the cost of incidentals.

Online Application Form

We would like to know about your Fuelling Kindness activity. Even if you do not need funds or material, we ask that you submit an online application form, so we are aware of the great acts of kindness you are doing.

To access the online application form click on 
Fuelling Kindness Application Form

We would love to hear your story!

As they say, sharing is caring so please post your Share your volunteering experience on the Fuelling Kindness Yammer site, and post to Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram with #fuellingkindness. If you are posting photos please ensure you have permission from the person(s) to do so. The permission form can be accessed here.

For further questions send an email to SCAN-Fuelling-Kindness@shell.com.

Fuelling Kindness on Giving Tuesday – the global day of giving

Shell celebrates the 8th annual Giving Tuesday by sharing with you a heart-warming story of how one person’s idea grew way bigger than expected.

Giving Tuesday has become a global movement for giving and volunteering.

 

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