What is Time Banking?
Time Banking works by facilitating the exchange of skills and experience within a community. Time Banking values everyone's time as equal, 1 hour equals 1 hour. For every hour you spend helping someone in your community you are entitled to an hour of help in return. Help can be in many forms - performing practical tasks, befriending someone, running errands, gardening, running a class. It builds social networks of people who give/receive support from each other, enabling people from different backgrounds to come together and form connections and friendships.
Rushey Green Time Bank
Rushey Green Time Bank started 20 years ago and has developed a number of different projects that you can discover on this website and more so if you can get involved!
Our Time Bank is a community of diverse people who can find a project or a space where they can spend time and share skills with others as they wish. Whilst the exchange of skills is a core aspect of time banking, our members are often in the time bank for the relationships and shared experiences of belonging, and feeling useful and valued in the projects and activities they partake in. By getting involved, our members help shape the ethos and values of the time bank.
How to Join - All joining is currently on hold due to Covid-19
1. Complete our short online application form with hOurworld or give us a call on 07544996722
2. Provide two character references and attend an upcoming new members' induction
3. Once you've completed the application process, you will have access to our online timebanking platform hOurworld to start exchanging time and skills! Active members are eligible to receive a Lewisham Local card.
Help the Time Bank
Make a one off or monthly donation to Rushey Green Time Bank and help us to continue our work.
By Direct Debit
One Off Donation
Due to the current Covid-19 public health crisis Rushey Green Time Bank has suspended its usual activities and services. Future planned events including Bring & Fix and new member inductions have been postponed.
In March, Lewisham Local, an initiative hosted by Rushey Green Time Bank was asked to coordinate a community response to the Covid-19 crisis. On 31st August this response hub was reformed as Community Connections Lewisham, a new service built by the partners who were an integral part of the COVID-19 response hub. The partnership is made up of Lewisham Local, VSL, Age UK Lewisham and Southwark and will continue to work closely with Lewisham Foodbank.
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