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Welcome to Houghton & Wyton Timebank's website! We are passionate about volunteering and spend our time engaging with the community and other local organisations offering support to everyone. Members' ages range from 6-96, and with over 175 members who support each other, our exchanges range from simple DIY to prescription collection and much much more. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved, and don't forget to follow our Facebook page.

What is the Timebank?

The Time Bank is a way for people to help others in their community and be rewarded for it – in time. For every hour of time you give helping someone, you receive one time credit.  The Time Bank also runs fun, free activities in partnership with the local community. There are many ways you can help or get involved and there are also many ways you can receive help, for instance:

  • give a lift
  • collect a prescription
  • help write Christmas cards
  • have a cup of tea
  • walk a dog
  • water the plants
  • take someone shopping
  • attend a coffee morning
  • make refreshements for a timebank event
  • volunteer for a spring clean
  • make a cake

The list is endless and our amazing members always come up with wonderful requests and offer so much time to each other. To learn more about the wider world of time banking, click here.

We also organise and participte in community wide events. Over the past years we have run some of the following community events with members of all ages getting involved:

  • The Great British Spring Clean
  • Afternoon Tea with local history exhibition
  • National volunteers week thank you BBQ
  • Safety awareness day
  • Twice monthly coffee mornings
  • Once monthly health walks
  • Numerous individual requests for help from our members.

Check out the gallery for photos of our members in action!

What can you do with your time credits?

You can ‘spend’ your time credits when you need help from someone else in the community. You can give them to another person who needs some help. Houghton & Wyton Timebank volunteers are also eligible to redeem their time credits through Tempo Time Credits, which offers a great range of educational and entertainment activities throughout England.

Who can join the Timebank?

Anyone! Age, ability, lack of finance or limited mobility are not barriers to participating in the time bank.  See the contact information below and give us a shout to find out how you can be involved.

     

photograph of lane thompsonLane Thompson, Houghton & Wyton Timebank Coordinator                         

A Time Bank is a fantastic way to meet new people and get involved in the community. We offer opportunities for all age groups to get involved and by giving your time to others you can support your community. Not sure if you have a skill to give?  Give the Time Broker Lane Thompson a call to find out more.

Contact: Lane Thompson, Houghton & Wyton Timebank Coordinator

Email:  houghtonwytontimebank@gmail.com

Address: St Mary's Centre, Chapel Lane, Houghton, PE28 2AY

Ph: 07484 524180

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays

We are excited for the future and welcome your ideas and feedback on how the Timebank could improve or areas we could develop. If you have an idea, please share it with us. Drop us an email to houghtonwytontimebank@gmail.com or message us on our Facebook page.

 

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