Do you have skills that you would like to share? Do you want to learn to do something new?
Have you ever thought about joining a Time Bank?
Timebanking is an ad hoc flexible volunteering scheme which works by exchanging time. Members help each other out and then deposit the hours they spend doing so in the ‘bank’. They credit their volunteer hours (one hour is one credit) and can then spend their credits to receive volunteer support in return or donate them to someone in need.
The exchanges of time can be varied and assist members from across our community while pooling resources, expertise and experiences. Time Banks operate on the principle that time is the new money and every one can participate. These exchanges can involve practical skills such as DIY or gardening, sewing, learning a new language to playing scrabble with someone and sharing a cup of tea.
Timebanking is an international movement and is spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales under Timebanking UK. In Essex, Community360 leads a partnership of Time Banks across the county who can exchange time and skills within each locality and across borders.
If you would like to get involved in Time Bank or would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Or why not attend one of our Activi’Tea Meetings and learn a new skill. Activi’Tea Meetings take place 2:30pm – 4.00pm every Friday at One Colchester Shop, Unit 81, Culver Street East, Colchester, CO1 1LF (opposite St Helena Hospice Shop, near Primark). On the last Friday of the month there will be a guest speaker.