If you feel that your life is just too busy to commit to a regular volunteer role then Time Bank could be just what you’re looking for!
A time bank is a social and support mechanism for local people to exchange skills, experience and interests. Individuals and organisations earn time credits by giving practical help and support to others and then spend their credits when they need some help themselves. For example, by helping an elderly neighbour with their ironing for an hour, or walking someone’s dog, you can earn one time credit – you could then spend this credit when another member of the time bank helps you for an hour, perhaps by pulling together a CV or with helping you tackle your overgrown garden! It’s ad hoc, with no commitment, is open to all and is fantastic for reducing social isolation, building skills and improving health and wellbeing.
- One hour = 1 time credit
- Everyone’s time is equal
- Everyone can make a contribution to their community or help someone
Hart’s Time Bank – Time4Hart will launch officially in early July 2018 and will be hosted by the Hart Volunteer Centre. However if in the interim you’d like to find out how you or your organisation can get involved please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org