Our Time - Refugee Action's Time Bank
OUR TIME is Refugee Action Kingston’s very own time bank.
A time bank is a way for people to come together, giving their time and sharing their skills to help each other.
We believe that everyone has something to offer and we value everybody’s time equally.
We hope that by becoming members of ‘Our Time’, people will build stronger social networks, learn new skills and become more active members of the community.
As a time bank, we base our activities on the skills and knowledge of our members.
At the moment, we already have members:
- organising a weekly IT drop-in
- running a homework club
- teaching new recipes at the Cook and Share
- working together on a Food growing project
We focus on refugees and asylum seekers in and around Kingston, but we are also open to local residents or other organisations.
For more information, or if you are interested in joining OUR TIME, call our office or email Kaaren Morris on firstname.lastname@example.org
“I decided to volunteer with RAK when I first heard about the great work they are doing in our local community through their affiliation with Kingston University.
I have always liked the quotation: 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime' - and being at a point in my life where I am actually able to pass on some skills and knowledge that can be of use I gladly offered my time.
I have enjoyed the challenge (this is my first volunteer/teaching position) and am now confident that my contribution will have a positive impact on the participants' lives.
Volunteering has given me greater appreciation for my own life and I am constantly inspired by my contact with refugees who are so determined to improve their lives.
This scheme is very close to my heart and I am committed to continue contributing with the support of RAK"
Sean Kelly, Infrastructure Analyst, Information Services, Kingston University