Timebanking in Dundee
There’s nothing new about people helping out friends and neighbours. Some of that goes on every day in Dundee. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to offer help to people you don’t know or say when you could do with a hand yourself. Timebanking is a new and exciting way for people to share their skills within the community and be rewarded for it – in time. By helping others you can meet new people, do the things you enjoy and get something back. Timebanking works on the principle that everyone has something to offer, no matter who they are or what age they are! It is because of the great diversity in its participants that there is such a wide variety of skills exchanged.
One hour = one time credit
For example, you can earn a credit for helping a neighbour with their housework for an hour. You can then spend this credit on one hour of someone else’s time to help with your gardening. It’s easy and no money ever changes hands. You can give as little or as much as you want, it’s entirely up to you!
One of the best things about timebanking is the flexibility of the help you can receive, or the support you can offer to others. This means that tasks which you may find unmanageable could be completed by another timebank member and it is also a great way to get to know people in your local community.
The citywide development of timebanks in Dundee was funded through the Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund. Volunteer Centre Dundee has two individual timebanks, each in a different geographical area of Dundee. These have been funded by Cash 4 Communities.
Time 2 Give West End Dundee Timebank was set up in February 2014.
Find us on:
tel – 07530228810
HourTime Timebank in the East End of Dundee (Douglas, Linlathen and Mid Craigie)
tel – 07961163613
facebook: Hourtime Timebank
There is also a 3rd Timebank in Broughty Ferry Dundee run by the local community themselves:
contact Ferrytime via:
Tel: 07975 943863
Facebook: Broughty Ferry Timebank