What gets CBINS volunteers out of bed in the morning? – Meet some of the team!

What gets CBINS volunteers out of bed in the morning? – Meet some of the team!

With events taking place last week in Glasgow and next week in Edinburgh, CBINS’ work with artist and PhD student Toby Lloyd is in full swing. You can read more about Toby’s art and research in our previous blog post here – today we’re focusing on the three questions that are central to his project Between Eating and Sleeping. The questions were devised to open up a conversation about work and leisure and what they mean to us, approaching the idea of Basic Income in a relatable way:

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

What would you do if you had a year off?

We thought they also provided a good opportunity for our readers to get to know some of our volunteers a little better… Below, you can meet some of our volunteers and read their answers to Toby’s (very insightful!) questions. All of CBINS’ activities raising the profile of Basic Income in Scotland rely on volunteers – people who, amongst other things, organise meet ups, run our social media accounts, speak at and report back from Basic Income related events, attend parliamentary committees on Basic Income trials… and write for this blog! Keep reading if you want to find out more about how to become a volunteer for CBINS. 

– Timothea Armour, CBINS blog editor


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The Edinburgh version of Toby’s event will be taking place on Wednesday 27th November at Woodland Creatures on Leith Walk. We’ll be thinking about the question ‘Which currency is more valuable to you – time or money?’ as well as how Basic Income might impact our lives. You can find out more and book a place here.

If you’re interested in how you could become involved in raising the profile of Basic Income then you can find out more about volunteering by emailing us at team@cbin.scot! We’re always looking for more volunteers to help in whatever way they can, whether that’s regularly or just occasionally. There are lots of different ways to help and you don’t need to be an expert on Basic Income already – we hold regular training sessions and everyone on the team is keen to chat to new volunteers about what Basic Income is and why we believe in it!

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