Timebanking

Join the ‘Timebanking’ Volunteering Revolution today!

To view our brochure, click here.

 

Our Centre is proud to be the auspicing entity for ‘Timebanking’ across the Blue Mountains. Timebanking is an innovative program growing volunteering communities. For each hour of time you volunteer, you receive an hour of time credit which can be used on the Timebanking site to receive valuable services that others have to offer that are useful to you. The types of services people are exchanging include computer repairs, cleaning, hospital visits, gardening, ironing, cooking classes, administration, dog walking, tutoring and working bees…with this unique program the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Timebanking is free to join and has a proven track record in creating community connections through the sharing of skills.

 

If you would like to know more about this program, become part of the volunteer team coordinating the program, or simply need help registering call the Centre on 4751 3033 and ask for Jeanette.  Otherwise click here to register today.

 

Current overview of Timebanking

The Timebanking interim evaluation report has been published on the Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Volunteering websites.

 

In summary the interim report indicates that Timebanking continues to demonstrate that it is a powerful mechanism for building community engagement and increasing volunteering.

 

This has resulted in new support and care for those in need in our communities, increased social capital, the creation of new pathways to employment, and improved wellbeing and trust among participants.

 

 

 

The meaning and value of community exchanges to participants will be the subject of further case study and will be presented as part of the final evaluation, which is due at the end of this year.