What is Timebanking?
Time Banks encourage people to come together to share their skills and time with each other. Our volunteers also help to reduce isolation in rural areas by helping older members in 18 local villages to stay independent for longer, have an active social life and make new friends.
Membership is entirely free.
Members can help as and when they are able to. There is no minimum time commitment and you can choose whether to help on a regular basis or maybe just on a one-off basis. Please contact our volunteer coordinator on (01829) 751398 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also download and print off an application form here. We ask you to let us know what you’d like to help with and when you’re likely to be available. When help is required, our coordinator will telephone volunteers to find out who is available. You can then let us know if it’s convenient for you. If not, we will try to call you another time.
Timebanking is for all ages – anyone can join and everyone has a skill they can share with others. Everyone needs help at some time and having a network of people standing by is like having an insurance policy – you never know when you might need it.
Do you need help?
Please telephone our office to register as a member. An application form will be sent to you so you can let us know what you are likely to need help with. Some of our regular jobs include giving lifts, offering companionship, collecting shopping and prescriptions, to name but a few. When you need help you can telephone our office to let us know the details. Our coordinator will fill in a booking form and call you back as soon as a volunteer has been found. Exchanges are recorded on our database for statistical purposes.
We have over 350 members in the following local villages: Ashton Hayes, Mouldsworth, Tarvin, Kelsall, Kingsley, Willington, Oscroft, Norley, Utkinton, Manley, Crowton, Great Barrow, Little Barrow, Alvanley, Cotebrook, Duddon, Delamere and Oakmere. Membership continues to grow on a weekly basis.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us.