Timebanking is a mutual self-support system for volunteers who exchange skills for TIME. For every hour each volunteer gives, doing something they enjoy, they receive one hour of help from another Timebanker. Examples include gardening exchanged for IT work, sewing for shopping, giving a lift for doing some ironing, companionship for cutting a hedge – the list is endless.
Timebankers gain a sense of achievement from helping others and can ensure that jobs that they don’t like, or are unable to do, get done. Timebankers report that everyone is able to contribute something and, if you join, one of the first steps will be to see what you do and what you would like to help with. For students or those seeking work, voluntary work is also widely accepted on a CV. Plus if you feel that there is absolutely nothing you can do, you’re wrong as just giving someone a phone call can change their lives.
St Neots Timebank has members in Eynesbury, St Neots, The Eatons, The Paxtons, the Priory, The Offords, Croxton, Southoe, Perry, Loves Farm, and Papermill Lock, and now can include Buckden, Stirtloe and Diddington.
If you are interested, call the co-ordinator, Georgina, on 07590 909057 or
register online at www.stneotstimebank.org.uk
or tweet https://twitter.com/StNeotsTimeBank
You will also find information in the Buckden Library.