What would you do with an extra hour each day?

A recent poll asked Canadians that question with some pretty surprising results. Nearly half of Albertans said they would either catch up on their sleep, or do household chores or errands. Almost a third said they would spend more time with family and friends (the highest in Canada).

The poll, which was commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) and FedEx Express Canada, shows the last thing time-stressed Canadians want to do is work and that many are also forgoing community service because of the frantic pace of their lives.

In a bid to inspire more people to make time for volunteering, BBBSC is engaging Albertans in a Facebook discussion about the power of a single hour to change the world.

People are being asked to think outside themselves to answer the question: “What would you do to change the world if you had one hour.” This social media project is rooted in the idea that volunteering does not have to be inherently time consuming and even small acts can make a big difference.

Albertans from all walks of life are invited to visit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Facebook page to join the discussion and upload their own videos describing first how their lives are stretched by today’s time crunch and second how they would make the world a better place given a single hour to do so.

So, what would you do with an extra hour each day? Visit the BBBSC page and then leave us a comment and let us know.