Woolmer Forest Timebank
The Woolmer Forest Timebank is a friendly group of individuals, community organisations and businesses who swap skills and exchange support in the Whitehill and Bordon area. This special Timebank is free to join and its members help each other out or share hobbies, skills and knowledge, earning time credits in return. These can be “spent” on themselves or donated to a community pot to help others.
The possibilities are endless with this particular community initiative. All 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 Coordinator who helps members recognise the skills they have, find the support they need and follow procedures to keep everyone safe.
Woolmer Forest Timebank believes that the real wealth of a community is its people and wishes to champion those individuals who want to give up their time for others. Everyone is valuable and has something to offer. Timebanking enables people to give as well as to receive. “You need me” becomes “We need each other”. Our work strengthens the community as it builds social and practical support networks. Everyone’s time is valued equally – an hour for an hour.
Woolmer Forest Timebank 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.
Hear from Timebank member Elyssia about Timebanking’s unique twist on volunteering