Tea with the Changemakers

Joshua Coombes - #DoSomethingForNothing

May 03, 2022 Social Change UK Season 1 Episode 2
Tea with the Changemakers
Joshua Coombes - #DoSomethingForNothing
Show Notes

Joshua Coombes – Founder, #DoSomethingForNothing

Joining Kelly for a chat this week is Joshua Coombes, founder of the #DoSomethingForNothing movement, which started when Joshua gave a haircut to a homeless man; offering his time, skill, and experience to someone who needed help, simply out of kindness and for want of nothing in return.    

Joshua has been giving free haircuts to the homeless since 2015, documenting their stories and transformations on Instagram, striking a chord with over 150,000 followers. Joshua joins us from Beirut in Lebanon, where he’s currently on a trip with his girlfriend who runs the Worldwide Tribe - together, they’re documenting stories of people who have been displaced.

Joshua’s work has resonated with thousands of people around the globe, and the #DoSomethingForNothing movement continues to see people utilise their skills, connect with others, and dedicate their time to those who need them most. 

“None of us are above life happening” - Joshua Coombes 


03:53 - "the isolation from rest of society is huge” - Joshua 

07:38 - Joshua tells David’s story, a story that stuck with him throughout all of his work.  

12:15 - “Where there is war, innocent people will always suffer” - Joshua’s response to the war in Ukraine. 

13:54 - Joshua speaks about the trip he’s currently on with his girlfriend who runs Worldwide Tribe. theworldwidetribe.com 

19:25 - Joshua talks about his book, ‘Do Something for Nothing’ -  All of the proceeds are reinvested in not-for-profit art to continue to support people. 

22:38 - Joshua celebrates another contributor to the #DoSomethingForNothing movement, a man in America who started mowing people’s lawns. 

25:35 - “Kindness doesn’t have to cost” - Kelly 


Check out Joshua’s website, Do Something for Nothing. 


Buy his book on Amazon - 100% of the author’s proceeds will be put back into future not-for-profit arts projects that highlight the lives of isolated people. 


Make sure to give Joshua a follow on Instagram to keep up with his latest projects. 


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