Caritas Anchor House: Praise for Volunteers
In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett
praises the residents of Caritas Anchor House who are participating in the organisation’s volunteering scheme. Introduced by NUSHO
, Caritas Anchor House runs a Time Bank. Through this scheme, residents earn credits for their time spent volunteering, which can then be used as social currency to access other sources of help and support. This gives them incentives to spend their time in meaningful ways, helping to boost confidence and self-esteem and ultimately increasing their job prospects. Over the past year, some residents have volunteered in excess of 1000 hours, both inside and outside of the organisation, and Keith reflects that this is likely a major contributing factor to the high number of residents gaining employment. He also adds that the volunteering work residents have been doing with rough sleepers throughout the borough is having a very positive effect. Seeing Caritas Anchor House residents and hearing their stories means that when the organisation is able to accept rough sleepers into accommodation, they come in with a very positive attitude and are eager to get help.
Spaces still available on our latest “Introduction to Timebanking”
There are still spaces available on our April 14th Introduction day. This is the ideal time to find out more about timebanking and time banks.
This day is open to all, it is a 3 hour session and will impart the key messages on timebanking and what things you will need to consider before starting up your own timebank within your community or organisation.
When: Monday 14th April 2014. From 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Where: 5-10 min walk from Kings Cross rail and tube stations
Session Content: This session will include information on:
- · What is timebanking?
- · How does it work?
- · Who can benefit and how?
- · What do you need to consider when thinking about setting up a time bank or incorporating timebanking within an organisation?
- · How does organisational timebanking work?
- · An overview of our timebanking software
There will be plenty of time for questions throughout. Places are limited, so please let us know soonest if you wish to attend.
Full information and booking details can be found Here