Help Tips To Make TimeBanking Work For You

check Make sure that you are meeting the needs of the people using it by involving as many people as possible in organising it.

check Start small and build on the success. Better to have a few quality exchanges than lots of people registered but not actively involved.

check Keep in touch on a regular basis. Doing a ring round to all the members can help people feel involved even if they have not done an exchange recently.

check Hold regular meetings and social events where people can get together as a group. This is useful to find out how the exchanges are going, try out new offers and to discuss how things might be improved.

Arranging assignments

check Make a note of the assignment at the time of arranging it.

check Check if the request needs to be done right away - or if it can wait a while.

check Keep people informed of what you are doing, particularly if you do not have anyone who can help immediately.

check After a new exchange check with both people that they are happy with the outcome.

check If there are exchanges that are going to be repeated for a set period keep in touch to make sure both people are happy to carry on.

Getting people to spend their Timebanking hours

check Do all you can to get people into the timebanking habit. Give out a list of the skills and services on offer and remind them how helpful it is if they ask for what they need.

check People like working together in groups so arrange joint activities.

check Look to see if there are people who can run small workshops on skills like cooking, knitting, gardening, DIY decorating, IT, sewing, etc.