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Time Banking - exchange services

Logo and link to Time Banking website.What is Timebanking?

Timebanking is a community program that allows the voluntary exchange of services between members.

Logo and link to website.It’s as simple as give an hour, receive an hour: by giving one hour to helping another member, you earn one hour of time credits which can be used to receive services that are of personal value such as dog walking, ironing, community gardening, massage, language tuition, painting, administrative assistance…you’re only restricted by your imagination.

Everyone can be part of Timebanking as everyone has something to give.

What can Timebanking do for me?

If you like to volunteer and give time to your community, Timebanking is for you!

Timebanking can help you build a network of support within your neighbourhood or community as Timebanking creates connections through sharing skills. You also earn time credits for giving your time and sharing your skills to help another member. You can then use these credits to receive services that are useful and valuable to you. If you feel that you don't need the service back in the hours that you receive you can kindly donate your hours to somebody who could utilise the help or you can donate it to the local community chest and the service can be distributed to somebody in more need.

Timebanking has been found very usefull for Volunteer Organisations, like an individual the organisation can list and advertise any available positions they may have or they can even list that they are having a working bee on a specific day!

Everyone has different skills and knowledge to share, which is why Timebanking is so successful.

How does it work?

Once you become a Timebanking member, you are able to search through all the offers of assistance and requests for assistance made by other members.

If you see someone’s offer or request that you could complete, or that you would find useful, you simply contact that person to arrange the completion of the service. Following completion of the task, the person who provided the service logs onto www.timebanking.com.au and registers the number of hours it took. The system then completes the exchange of time between the members involved. Of course, if any mistakes are made about the amount of time exchanged, contact Bega Valley Shire Council's Volunteering team on 6499 2222 or volunteers@begavalley.nsw.gov.au and we can correct the mistake.

What types of services are people exchanging?

Anything that you need help with from computer repairs, cleaning, driving, hospital visits, cooking lessons, umpiring, flat pack construction, pool cleaning, administrative assistance, working bees…the possibilities are endless!

How much does it cost to become a member?

Timebanking is free to join so sign up today!

How can I become a member?

All you have to do is register on www.timebanking.com.au and create a username and password so that you able to access the system.

For assistance please contact Bega Valley Shire Council's Volunteering Team on 6499 2222 or volunteers@begavalley.nsw.gov.au


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