Run group activities such as monthly
planning meetings, social events, group
projects and themed discussions focused
on whatever people are interested in - e.g.
the environment, arts, cultural differences,
changing the system etc.
Keep in touch with people and keep
them time banking. Telephone or visit
everyone each month and ask inactive
people to help out at every appropriate
opportunity. This role requires you to be
available and approachable. People need
to trust you and have confidence in you.
Matching them with the right person
when people ask for some help can
be done in part by looking at the lists
provided by the computer records but also
by using your common sense and deciding
who will get on well together. You need
to know everyone and they need to know
you. You need to know what things they
like doing and what things they might
fi nd diffi cult to manage. If people are
concerned that no one is asking for their
particular skills then rather than let them
worry about it, you need to explain that it
is just as important for them to ask for help
Find interesting locations for
these meetings and keep them
fresh and lively.