Saturday, 29 December 2012

Volunteer with TimeBank

TimeBank is a national volunteering charity that is passionate about volunteering and believes that good quality volunteering can make a positive impact on our society. They run their own volunteering projects, which are designed to tackle social issues. They focus on mentoring and youth-led volunteering tackling big issues head on. From social exclusion to digital inclusion, TimeBank shows the difference volunteers can make and use this to influence others – policy makers, charities and businesses.

At TimeBank they live and breathe volunteering. TimeBank staff volunteer and all their Trustees are also volunteers. They try to encourage everyone to find rewarding volunteering, whether you’re an individual, a big corporation or a small business. They also design their own projects, mainly around mentoring and youth-led volunteering.

They do four main things:
·      Mentoring programmes
·      Employee Volunteering
·      Youth programmes
·      We volunteer too

If you are passionate about volunteering and want to support TimeBank, you can get involved in the following ways:
·      Be a funder
·      Be a partner
·      Spread the word
·      Donate

Personally, I am a big advocate of mentoring programmes. At my church (re:generation) we have a great mentoring programme, where the aim is for all the active members of the church to be in an accountability partnership, to be mentored by someone and to possibly mentor others. I personally have an accountability partner and a mentor and I also mentor others. I have seen tremendous progress in my own faith and in the faith of those who I am accountable with and to. This is a really valuable programme to have, whether it is spiritual, practical or a combination of the two.

So get involved however you can and invest in the lives of others.


Ronell x

“Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.” {Isaiah 58v7}

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