Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Mayor: Richie Williamson LOCKED BAG 23 GRAFTON NSW 2460
General Manager: Scott Greensill Telephone: (02) 6643 0200
Fax: (02) 6642 7647
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2014
Opportunity to learn about Timebanking
CLARENCE Valley community groups and organisations who utilise volunteers have the
opportunity to learn more about Timebanking - a growing movement for the voluntary exchange of services between members – at a community engagement session in Grafton on Thursday.
Timebanking is based on a system that allows volunteers to exchange ‘time credits’ for the time they volunteer. When a member gives an hour of their time they are able to redeem a reciprocal hour in return or donate it to an organisation or individual.
It is a NSW Government initiative and the local session is being hosted by the Clarence Valley Council with a visiting presentation from NSW Volunteering.
Mayor, Richie Williamson, said members could help each other and organisations with all sorts of personal services such as gardening, computer tutoring, cooking or a host of other activities.
“It can also help non government organisations recruit volunteers and help coordinate the services they provide,” he said.
For more information, visit www.timebanking.com.au
What: Timebanking community engagement session
Where: Grafton Community Centre, 51 Duke St, Grafton
When: Thursday (November 6), 1-2.30pm
RSVP: Tomorrow (Wed) 10am