Welcome to The Communities 1st Time Bank

Run by Communities 1st to serve the Districts of St Albans and Hertsmere in Hertfordshire.

Turn spare time into shared time!

Timebank is an exciting, modern approach to volunteering. It is flexible and enables you to contribute as much as you like, donating your time on your terms.

It’s 100% free to join! 

A Timebank is a community of people who support each other. Simply spending an hour doing something for somebody or an organisation in your community, you earn a Time Credit. Then use that Time Credit to use an hour of a neighbor’s time or an organisation'.

 By sharing your time you can turn strangers into friends and get the most out of your local businesses and

organisations. As is the case with all good friendships, you must be ready to give as well as receive.  

Everyone’s time is equal: one hour of help = one time credit to spend when you need it. 

Organisations can join too: shops, clubs, sports, community groups, venues...ask us how you can get involved.

Our Timebank operates in the following areas: St. Albans, Hertsmere, Broxbourne and Online.

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Elderly man teaching and talking to elderly woman whilst sitting in a public community room
Members teaching in action!

Teach and learn anything at your own pace!

Members painting in action!
Photo of the lower half of a man wearing gloves using a litter picker in a grassy area
Members cleaning in action!

Tasks that are easy and simple for you could make someone's week!

To become an individual or organisational member of the Hertsmere and St. Albans Time Bank, please click here.

When you join, you will recieve a Member's Handbook which will detail everything you need to know to get the best out of our Time Bank! You will also be given all the assistance you need, every step of the way. 

For more information and queries. Contact our Timebank Co-ordinator at 
Timebank@communities1st.org.uk  or call 020 3559 3559. 

        • If you don't use the internet, you can ask our Timebank staff to send you a membership application form or get someone to download and print it for you here: hardcopy application form

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Please be aware this network is only open to individual members over 18 years of age. However, if you are under 18 you are most welcome to join with the consent of a parent or guardian and participate in group exchanges with your family, school, club or other organisation.