Get involved with the Daventry time bank

Time bank workers Edna Austin, Mal Thompson , Andrew Gaul, Jo Miller and Carella Davies.
Time bank workers Edna Austin, Mal Thompson , Andrew Gaul, Jo Miller and Carella Davies.

DAVENTRY and District Housing is getting involved with the district’s time bank scheme after teaming up with Daventry Volunteer Centre.

The time bank is free to join and is open to all age groups and abilities. It’s based at New Street Day Centre in Daventry.

Members can volunteer to spend time doing whatever activity they enjoy most, from gardening and baking to shopping or visiting vulnerable neighbours for a chat.

By volunteering their skills time bank members earn time credits which can be exchanged when they need a service from someone else.

Time credits can also be given to a friend or family member, so that volunteering services go to those who need them most. The scheme is now being funded by DDH.

Community development officer Sarah Sims said: “Time bank is an excellent way to get the help you need while giving something back to the community where you live.

“It’s a great way to meet people and access a diverse skills base. We’ve already heard some fantastic stories of the work being done and look forward to many more.”

For more information or to sign-up contact Daventry Volunteer Centre on 01327 300614.