The Woolmer Forest Timebank is a friendly group of individuals, community organisations and businesses who swap skills and exchange support in the Whitehill & Bordon area. It’s free to get involved.
Members offer neighbourly support to each other or share skills in return for Timebank credits. For example, one person could give an hour's IT help to someone or spend an hour offering friendship over a cup of tea. In return that person could ask another Timebank member for an hour's help to learn French for example or to accompany them on a walk so they don't have to go on their own. The possibilities are endless. It's a bit like volunteering but there is an extra twist in that Timebank members can take something back if they want to.
The offers and requests available are promoted on the Timebank IT system, at Timebank meetings and in regular newsletters. In addition, there is a Timebank Co-ordinator who helps members recognise the skills they have, find the support they need and follow procedures to keep everyone safe.
Woolmer Forest Timebank also organises a range of different events to help members get to know each other informally, build up trust and develop friendships before exchanges of support are made.
Please note that if you decide to help others in their own homes, you will be asked to provide a couple of informal references.
Interested? Why not contact us for more information?
No special skills needed, however you want to participate.
Varies depending on task given/received but can be arranged to suit.
- Age restrictions
Open to individual adults over 18.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
More Opportunities from Community First
Hampshire Library and Information Service
Hampshire County Council - New Forest Area
Friends of the Family
1st Sheet (St. Mary's) Scout Group