Do you want to volunteer but cannot commit a regular time each week? Then Time Banking may be the volunteer solution for you. Joining a Time Bank is a great way to offer the skills and spare time you have to help others, and bring the community together. If you would like to, you can receive help and support in return. Everyone has something to offer.
Time Banking is a way for members of the community to help each other, by sharing their skills free of charge. These skills could include gardening, computing, dog walking, small DIY tasks, teaching skills such as crafts or languages, I.T support, helping isolated people by delivering library books or making a social visit.
Time Bank Members make requests through the Time Banking Scheme, and members are put together with someone who can help.
Time Bank members log their hours each time they volunteer and can use those hours to make their own requests. If members don't need or want any help themselves, they can donate some or all of their time credits to a community pot for use by members who need support but cannot offer help themselves.
If interested you will need to complete a simple application form and provide two character referees. These can be a neighbour, a friend or a support worker but not a family member.
- Suitable for under 18s
- DBS check required
Apart from specific roles
- Training provided
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
Subject to activity and venue. NB meeting venues are all accessible but 3rd party sites may not be.
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and Safety Policy
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 12/10/2016
End Date: 31/12/2018
This opportunity is available in: Colchester
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