What is Timebanking?

          •  Do you have some time on your hands?
          •  Would you like to help others?
          •  Would you like to get something in return?
          •  Do you enjoy your community and want to be more involved?
          •  Are you new to the area?
          • Do you need help with tasks in daily life but can’t get help from other sources?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then Timebanking could be for you…



What can be swapped? Through Timebanking you can swap time on gardening, cooking, baking cakes, simple DIY, languages, computer skills, dog walking, driving, sewing, knitting, card making, photography, or even playing a musical instrument. The list is endless…if you have a skill you want to share you simply have to let us know.

You can find out more about what is on offer by visiting our dedicated Timebank website – just click here

How does it work?

You take part in the Timebank by giving and receiving time. For each hour that you help someone out, you earn one Time Credit. Your Time Credits go on your Timebank record, which you can then use for receiving help from someone else. One hour is swapped for one hour regardless of what is being done. So the more you do, the more you can have done for you and you don’t have to swap with the same person.

To be part of the Timebank simply download and complete the project joining form and the interest form which can be downloaded here and return them by post to: Opportunity Knocks Project Colebrook (South West) Ltd Unit 37 HQ Building 237 Union Street Plymouth PL1 3HQ or email them to okproject@colebrooksw.org

What happens next?

Once we receive your forms, we will meet with you to give you more information and to take up two references. Then we’ll link you up with other Timebank members and you can start taking part.

If you are part of an organisation that would like to be involved in Timebanking, please use this form and return it to the address above. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Helen Fellows on 01752 211243.

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