Welcome to Time Bank Thurrock
Time Bank Thurrock is a project that helps people to help each other.
It’s a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skills or spare time to help other people, and to choose help that you'd like in return. So for example, a Time Bank member may help with clearing someone’s garden, and in return, could get help with a DIY project from a different Time Bank member.
Each person decides what they can offer and everyone's time is equal. So one hour of your time is equal to one hour of someone else's time. It doesn't matter what you choose to exchange.
1 hour = 1 time credit
How does it work?
For every hour you 'deposit' in a Time Bank, you can ‘withdraw' the equivalent back in support when you need it.
Because Timebanks are just systems of exchange, they can be used in an endless variety of settings, so the more people who contribute to a Time Bank, the more services will be on offer.
Time Bank members can offer voluntary activities such as:
Everyone has something to offer, whether they are qualified, in a trade or they just want to lend a hand. Maybe you're good at computers, handy with a drill or can run errands.
Everyone’s time is valued equally
Time Bank boards are a great way of connecting
people and a good way of seeing what offers and requests are available. These
can be any size that is convenient to you, whether it be a display board on
even a small area on a wall. You could even just display an A4 sheet with the
offers and requests.
Would you like a Time Bank board where you work, in a foyer or anywhere
else? If so, contact the Time Bank Coordinator, Terri Bryant.
T: 01375 389893
If you already volunteer then you will make an ideal Time Bank member.
You can use your volunteer hours and bank them as credits to either get support from other people, or to put them in a Thurrock Community Pot to help vulnerable people such as the elderly who may not have the credits to get help or support from others.
Timebanking can be for individuals or organisations, and there’s also the opportunity for organisations and groups to become Mini-Time Banks and build their own Community Pots.
If you would like to know more about Timebanking click HERE to watch a Time Bank video.
Terri Bryant, Timebank Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01375 389893