Being a TimeBuilder gives you the opportunity to construct a Timebank for your local community.
A Timebank is a skills exchange club that enables local residents to swap favours and share time with each other. There are over 300 clubs across the country, with a combined membership of 29,000+ people.
Timebanks recognise that time is often peoples’ most precious commodity. This is why when you spend time with another member in the Timebank, they pay you back with 'time credits'. This allows you to buy time from others, enabling members to exchange all manner of skills from Art lessons to Zip mending!
The range of skills that can be exchange d through a Timebank is only limited by the pool of talent that exists in communities, so in that regard it's limitless!
As a TimeBuilder you will be placed within a Timebank Hub – a local organisation that has signed - up with Warrington Voluntary Action to develop a local Timebank.
What would I do as a TimeBuilder?
- Work with a a small team to help set-up a Timebank Hub - interview & recruit people, maintain a simple membership register, log the number of hours people are swapping favours
- Assist with the matchmaking process by bringing people together who would like to exchange skills; 'brokering' individual time trades between members to ensure 'neighbourly favours' can successfully take place.
- Design posters, flyers, newsletters to help promote the initiative to the wider community.
You may decide to mix & match these responsibilities or specialize in a particular role - e.g. marketing. Full training on how to setup & run a Timebank is provided by Warrington Voluntary Action, so applicants must be willing to attend a 3-day training course, the Timebank Toolkit
Where are these Time Bank Hubs?
Various community venues withinBurtonwood, Fearnhead, Great Sankey, Stockton Heath and Whitecross.
How do I apply to become a TimeBuilder?