As part of the roll out of the NSW Volunteering Strategy, the NSW Government has partnered with Hunter Volunteer Centre and Volunteering Central Coast to deliver Timebanking in Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley regions.

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Timebanking involves the creation of a social network of members who exchange services online at www.timebanking.com.au.

It allows members to earn time credits when volunteering their time to provide a service and then spend these time credits when receiving a service from another volunteer. Watch the 7 News story on how members can earn and spend time credits through Timebanking.

Timebanking helps build support networks in communities by increasing connections through the sharing of time, care, skills and knowledge. Internationally, Timebanking projects have a proven track record fostering economic opportunities, promoting social inclusion, empowering community self-help and enhancing civic engagement among often marginalised community members.

There are opportunities not only for individuals to participate, but also community organisations and local business through participation by staff and volunteers.

To learn more about the opportunities Timebanking provides community members, volunteers, staff, organisations and local businesses contact volunteering@communities.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 8762 9822.

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