Time Swap is an initiative that encourages local communities to help each other by sharing time and talents.
As a Time Swap member you can earn 'time' by doing things in your community that you enjoy, or are good at, to help other people. You can then spend that time on getting help from other people with something that you find difficult or someone in your community could teach you a new skill.
Members of the scheme 'deposit' their time in the bank by giving help and support to other members and are then able to 'withdraw' their time when they need something done themselves. Alternatively they can donate their time to other members in the scheme. Everybody's time is worth the same and for every hour of time you give helping someone you are entitled to one hour's credit in return.
Once you've identified the skills you're offering and what you'd like in return, your details will be recorded by a 'time broker' who matches up the right task to the right person and also issues Time Swap statements so that members can keep a record of how many hours they've given and received. All you have to do is turn up and show off your skills.
This scheme is being run by Derbyshire County Council.
Find out more by visiting www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/volunteering/time-swap/time-swap-scheme or by using the contact details below.
Contact the team directly on 01629 532049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org