Today is Calais - People to People Solidarity - Action from UK's birthday. This group is effectively one year old.
12 months + 1 day ago, there were virtually no UK ( or European) volunteers in the camp. The stalwarts were mostly a handful of burned out french volunteers wondering if they'd be able to reach the autumn, go through the winter...while No Borders were recording police abuses.
I created this group right after Cameron's speech about the "swarms of migrants". First dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of people felt the need to engage directly. This group, among others, is the consequence of people considering: "Enough's enough".
1 year later this group is still here; Cameron is not.
We got plenty of different people involving themselves (the group is now 48,400 members strong) educated, uneducated, rich, poor, left /center/right wing, from cities or country side, from different religions, different family situation,s , different ages, different life styles, different lives... I'm still amazed by that.
Don't hesitate and have a look back. Check what we were working on one year ago. What were the emergencies back then. It remains shit, but it did change a lot. We made hell slightly more comfortable.
And always remember that in the darkest of the times even the worst acts and the worst words can lead to us improving ourselves. You don't necessarily have to be loud and shout to bring about change. You just need to decide to bring some change.