Welcome to Ampthill & Flitwick Timebank (Ampthill & Flitwick and surrounding areas)

What is Timebanking?

Timebanking encourages people to come together in their local community to share their time, talents and skills.

The great thing about timebanking is that everyone has something to offer and everyone can take part no matter what skills or experience they have.

Timebanking operates on the principle that for every hour a person contributes they receive the equivalent in time credits. So for every hour you 'deposit' in a timebank, by giving practical help or support to another member, you can 'withdraw' an hour of support for yourself.

1 Hour = 1 Timebank Credit

What skills or services are shared?

  • Taking someone shopping
  • Gardening
  • Decorating/simple DIY   
  • Helping with housework
  • Sewing/embroidery
  • Learn a language
  • Dog walking
  • Befriending 
  • ..... to name a few!

What are the benefits to me?

  • Getting help when you need it
  • Giving help when you want to
  • Satisfaction from sharing your skills and knowledge with others
  • Developing new skills and interests
  • Meeting new people and making new friends in your community
  • Satisfaction from knowing you are building community spirit

But I don't have any skills to offer!

Something which you don't even think is a skill could be invaluable to another member. For example, companionship, having a chat or cup of coffee with a house bound member. Timebanking is open to everyone and everyone has something to offer - you'll be amazed at what you can do!

To become a member of the Ampthill & Flitwick Timebank, please click on Join at the top of this page.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Timebank!