Volunteer Week 1st – 7th June 2020

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK?

Volunteers' Week takes place 1 – 7 June every year. It's a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many are focusing on supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of coronavirus.

Although it is more important than ever for us to recognise support volunteers across the UK, we’ve decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many of the things we would usually do around this time.

WHY IS VOLUNTEERING IMPORTANT?

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too.

It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

Although it is more important than ever for us to recognise support volunteers across the UK, we’ve decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many of the things we would usually do around this time.

Time Credits are run by Tempo (formerly Spice), a charity that started in Wales in 2008 and now works across the UK. Our vision is for strong, connected communities where everyone’s time is valued, and we set up Time Credits networks to help achieve that.

Time Credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in their communities. If you’re in an area where we work, through giving time to your community you can earn Time Credits – which you can spend on hundreds of activities across our national network.

Everyone’s time is worth the same with Time Credits, and as well as spending them yourself you can take friends or family with you or give them some of your Time Credits to spend themselves.

There are lots of ways to earn Time Credits across your community, and hundreds of ways to spend them across the country. Have a look around our website for spending opportunities near you, and in other regions of the UK.

You can find more about Time Credits at www.wearetempo.org.

Use Time Credits at Ajuda

Time Credits can be spent on any online course. Due to direct costs incurred by Ajuda, these are available at 50% of the course cost plus the appropriate number of Time Credits. Courses 60mins / less – 1 Credit, Courses 61-120 mins – 2 Credits, Courses 121–180 mins – 3 TCs and so on. Contact Ajuda, stating you wish to use your Time Credits and they will take your booking.

Places near Cardiff where you can earn credits:

View the full list here

Keep Grangetown Tidy

Repair Cafe Cathays & Repair Cafe Splott

Global Gardens in Roath

Techniquest in Cardiff Bay

Promo Cymru

Breakfast Clubs (Various Locations) 

Friends of Rhiwbina Library

Vale of Glamorgan Housing

Each activity is worth a different amount of time credits, which can be seen on the website. Tasks range from customer service, cleaning, administration work, gardening and more.  

We really hope you find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you on the Tempo website, and hopefully we will see you spending some of your credits at our fantastic training academy in the near future.

We have many many courses to suit all of your training needs click here and find the ideal course for you