Looking after people and nurturing relationships
Keep in touch with people and keep them timebanking.
Telephone, visit, email or text all your time bank members
each month and ask inactive people to help out at every
appropriate opportunity. Use social media to give updates and
the latest information. This role requires you to be available
and approachable. People need to trust you and have confidence
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 find
difficult 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 from others.
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.
Find interesting locations for these meetings and keep them
fresh and lively