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Founder of Timebank visits Northern Ireland

Founder of Timebank visits Northern IrelandTimebank launch

Founder of Timebank Edgar Cahn was in Northern Ireland recently with Sam Hopley, CEO of Timebanking UK and Chris Gray, former CEO of Timebanking USA, to meet people and organisations involved in Timebank.  Hosting two groups in Belfast and Derry Edgar learnt of the  work going on in communities and inspired with his own experiences.


Edgar's top 3 tips for making your Timebank ideas a reality!

  1. Talk to people, think about what they have to say – find the purpose.
  2. Do!  Enable individuals to find projects and connections to the community and individual tasks that bring people together.
  3. Celebrate – create opportunities to bring members together to enable them to celebrate what they’ve done.  Allow a space for conversations to generate new opportunities.


Timebank Launch

Professor Cahn also launched the organisation to organisation Timebank, a new initiative launched by Volunteer Now to make connections across the sector to enable organisations to share and utilise their resources.

To find out more and to register your organisation with the Organisation Timebank please contact Sinead Quinn on 028 9023 2020 or email sinead.quinn@volunteernow.co.uk.