Towards the end of last year we launched our ‘Community Exchange’ (Time Bank) portal – This is where individuals can take part in informal volunteering, sharing skills with other community members or carrying out one off/ad hoc opportunities with the aim of creating a cycle of community support. You can register on the Exchange as an individual or as a group and add your own requests for help or offers of help. For every hour spent helping someone the member can receive a time credit to receive their own volunteer help if needed.
As part of our Community Exchange, we are going to be launching our ‘Virtual Community Hall’ this will be a space on the portal where you can access videos that may be of interest or help, particularly during the lockdown period.
We are looking to include videos under the following topics ‘ Fitness & Exercise’, ‘Creative’, ‘Health & Well-Being’ & ‘Digital Support’ we would love to hear from you if you would be willing to share a video of a skill or hobby you may have for others to benefit from. Here is an example video we made last year to demonstrate making an origami heart.