Workaid volunteers share their Time Credits stories

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Workaid volunteers share their Time Credits stories

Here at Workaid, we are grateful to welcome an enthusiastic group of volunteers who give of their time fruitfully on a daily basis: some have been volunteers for 30 years, others continue to join us as time goes on. Our volunteers work on various activities throughout Workaid, such as the refurbishment of tools, packing and helping out in the office. They choose their own hours and are treated to a nice, hot cup of  tea or coffee and biscuits throughout their day.


Apart from meeting new people, helping a great cause and keeping your hands busy, another wonderful incentive to volunteer with us is that we are a part of Spice Time Credits. The concept is simple:

“for each hour that an individual contributes to their community or service, they earn a Time Credit. This Time Credit can then be spent on accessing an hour of activity, such as local attractions, training courses or leisure, or gifted to others.” – Spice Time Credits website


This week, we spoke to some volunteers about how they’ve spent their time credits earned whilst at Workaid:



“I attend the Hobbies Club every Monday from 1.30-3.30 at Chesham Methodist Church.  It’s 2 time credits per session and the activities range from sewing, knitting, tapestry to quilting and cross-stitch. Tea and cake is included and its a great way to meet people in the town.”



“I’ve signed up to a 10 week Pilates course at the Adult learning centre.”



“With my Time Credits, I  go to one theatre production every month at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. My wife also uses them to go swimming in Amersham.”



“I attend a full term of Tai – Chi classes at Bucks Adult Learning Centre. I also go to the cinema at The Elgiva and take my granddaughter swimming.”



“I play tennis two times a week at the Chesham Leisure Centre.”


For more information about volunteering, visit: or come and pay us a visit at The Old Boot Factory, 71 Townsend Road, Chesham, HP5 2AA

By | 2017-11-16T12:22:31+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Stories|Comments Off on Workaid volunteers share their Time Credits stories

About the Author:

As the Communications and Social Media Officer at Workaid, Zoe has a Master's Degree in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response from the University of Manchester, specialising in Humanitarian Communications, and an Bachelor of Arts Degree in French Studies from the University of London Institute in Paris. Originally from Durban, South Africa, she is well travelled and passionate about the livelihoods of women and children in conflict-affected areas.