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Welcome to Timebanking Kiama!
This is your chance to be part of an initiative to build stronger community connection and interaction. Designed to help build lasting relationships between its members the Timebanking program fosters this by encouraging members to share their skills with their community using time as currency.

It’s as simple as give an hour, receive an hour
By giving one hour of your time in service to another member or oganisation and banking it on timebanking, you earn one hour of time credits. You can then use your credits to receive services that are of personal value to you from other Timebanking members, such as; dog walking, ironing, community gardening, massage, language tuition, painting, administrative assistance, guitar lessons... you're only restricted by your imagination. You can also make offers of services you would like to give others.

Do once, give twice 
We believe that everyone can be a part of Timebanking in Kiama as we all have something to offer, something we need, or know of someone who would appreciate a helping hand. Timebanking is about creating a positive environment and building relationships for all in the community.

While there are many in our community who are able to give time, there are some who are in need of assistance but are unable to give back due to physical or mental ill health, disability or restricted mobility. For this reason, Timebanking Kiama includes a Community Chest which allows members to donate their hours to those who need it most. This is a valuable way for members to utilise their hours to support others as well as themselves.

It’s not just for individuals!
Timebanking also calls out to organisations to join the platform as a valuable method of recognising the time that your volunteers give to their community.

Timebanking also allows organisations to reach out to the community to ask for assistance that might be required, for example, volunteers for events, board members, working bees, etc.

How it works

Join up by registering online (see our 'how to' guide below). Once you become a Timebanking member, you are able to search through all the offers of service and requests for assistance made by other members.

Each time you volunteer, log your hours on the system, you can then keep the hours to trade for offers of service by other Timebanking members or donate your hours to another member or the Community Chest. 

Please visit our Council website for more details: http://www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/your-community/timebanking

For more information or assistance contact us at:
Email | timebanking@kiama.nsw.gov.au
Phone | (02) 4232 0444

Photo credit | Phil Winterton

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