Generate community spirit
Offer practical support to residents
Promote healthy lifestyles
Reducs anti social behaviour
Increase skills and confidence of local people by promoting self worth
Offer support to local community and voluntary groups
Improve intergenerational relationships.
Click to register to the next training session for settle a Timebank. We would love to hear and support your ideas for a timebank. These sessions will take place at Volunteer Now office, 54 Shaftesbury Square in Belfast on the:
> 18th June 2014
> 2nd October 2014
> 10th December 2014
Volunteer Now provides advice and guidance on the best practices required developing a timebank locally and we are here to accompany the process in all these steps:
-- Recruiting and registering new members
-- Supporting members
-- Developing the Timebank
-- Insurance and legal requirements
-- Developing partnerships and Projects
Each Timebank is unique to the skills, assets and needs of its members It reflects who they are, the dreams they have for their community, and what they choose to offer and receive. To start a Timebank you need to think about the needs in your community and what a Timebank could bring you. To help, a few broad ‘types’ of Timebank include:
Organisation to Organisation: This involves ‘member’ organisations exchanging resources such as meeting spaces, access to transport and expertise in particular areas of work etc. Volunteer Now handle an Organisation to Organisation TB accross Northern Ireland.
> To know more go to: Organisation? Become a member.
Person to Person: This may be set in a local area where members of the community can share and exchange skills and experiences to help each other and build community cohesion.
Individual to Organisation: In partnership with public and volunteer organisations people receive time credits for contributing to their community and are able to access goods and services such as: entrance toleisure centre, museum, cinema and theatre…
> Exemple: the circle of sharing.
Timebanks were established in America in 1980 and are now operational across 40 countries. This settling gives us the chance to be aware of the advantages of this movement.
> Click to read more.
Volunteer Now work to promote the movement in Northern Ireland since 2010. Nowadays, 10 Timebank operates across the region. Target to their communities they highlight the various way to use Timebanking.
> Discover the testimonies of timebank members through this video about the Lighthouse Centre Timebank
> See the testimonies of the organisers of these Timebanks in our Facebook page.
The representatives of the current Timebanks in Northern Ireland
Insurance: Timebank should ensure their members are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy. If your organisation or group already has insurance check if Timebanking is covered under your community development activities.
We have had a number of queries regarding individual Timebank responsibility regarding safeguarding children and vulnerable adults who may participate or be beneficiaries of services offered my Timebank members. For further information on this place click on the access NI link below.
Each Timebank has a system which monitors member giving and receiving. You have three solutions to process to the account of the hours: