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Time Grow Gain 

The Vale of Glamorgan is expanding the Time Banking scheme to all residents. When you volunteer on an eligible scheme, you earn a reward which can be spent on a range of activities. 

They work on a simple hour-for-hour basis: 

  • For every hour you give to your community, you earn one Time Credit.

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Time Credits can be spent on an activity of your choice. You can match your skills and interests, and spend your Time Credits with a wide range of partners. 


You can make a difference to where you live and benefit your community. Volunteering can also improve your job prospects and enhance your CV, leave you feeling happier and increase your skills and knowledge.


Time Banking could improve your health and wellbeing. You will also benefit from rewards and recognition – you earn and you’s a win, win!

Earn Time Credits:

Time Banking is open to all residents in the Vale of Glamorgan. You can earn Time Credits in a variety of ways including:

  • Litter Picking

  • Gardening

  • Coaching /Mentoring

  • Driving

  • Peer Support

  • Dog Walking

  • Befriending

  • Painting

  • Fundraising

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Homework Clubs

  • Event Planning

Spending Time Credits

You can spend Time Credits on a variety of things including: Learning and Skills, Culture and History, Arts, Theatre and Music, Equipment Hire, Leisure and Sport, Health and Wellbeing, Play and Recreation and Children and Family.


If you don’t want to use your Time Credits, but would like to give even more to the community, you can put your credits in the 'Time Credit Pot'. We’ll make sure these are used to help with future events. Find out how you can spend time credits on the Tempo website:


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Some of the places to spend Time Credits in the Vale of Glamorgan:



Current Opportunities 




Time Grow Gain is working with partners Benthyg to expand their "Library of Things" through more of the Vale of Glamorgan. Their new library will be based in Awesome Wales zero waste shop on Holton Road. Patrons will be able to borrow all sorts of things including equipment for gardening, DIY, and fitness, as well as lots of other items. 


Benthyg needs volunteers to PAT test items (training will be provided), run the library and deliver items on an e-bike around Barry. 


If you're interested, contact:





Garden Volunteering Project

Vale of Glamorgan

Volunteers are now being recruited for a brand new garden support project in the Vale of Glamorgan. You can earn Time Credits by volunteering to support tenants with their gardens. Are you looking to help with overgrown gardens? Do you have 2—3 hours spare a week? Would you like to earn Time Credits? Work includes mowing lawns, maintaining and clearing gardens, hedge strimming and weeding.



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Golden Activators

Vale of Glamorgan

We are searching for some ‘Golden Activators’ who have the desire to help others do more physical activity, lead activity that they are passionate about and help bring together residents to map out their ideal physical activity and sport opportunities locally.

Who we are looking for?

  • People who are aged over 60 and live in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • People who are who active in their day to day life
  • People who are managing a long-term health condition by being active
  • People who have become active in later life who may have not been ‘sporty’ growing up
  • People who would like to become a coach/instructor/leader of a sport or activity they are passionate about but aren’t quite sure where to start

To find out more, contact Elliot Pottinger, Healthy Living Officer (Adults):



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Vale of Glamorgan

The Road Safety team are looking for volunteers to support their work with school children across the Vale of Glamorgan. Supporting the Road Safety Officers, volunteers will help children to follow the sessions to learn how to be safe in their community. The aim is to give children and their parents the confidence that they can enjoy freedom to get out and about.

For more information, contact:

  • John Rogers - 02920 673 231






Vale Homes – Community Investment Team - (Digital Champions)

Vale of Glamorgan

Volunteers aged 18+ are required to work with older people in sheltered and Digital Hub settings throughout the Vale of Glamorgan to enhance their computing skills and requirements. Using Skype, email, Social interactive sites, websites and other specified programmes and software. Voluntary work can be done one to one or in a group setting.


To find out more, contact Mark Faulkner - Digital Engagement and Volunteering Officer:






Litter Picking

Gibbonsdown and Cadoxton

Parents and children (6+) can help Cllr Julie Aviet and Cllr Helen Payne with weekly litter picks in the Gibbonsdown and Cadoxton areas. Litter picks will take place every Sunday afternoon with all equipment and bag provided.

  • Julie: 07730 063567 / Helen: 07811 123459



We want your help to make the Time Banking scheme as good as it can be, so please let us know if you have ideas for skills you have that you want to share with others. You can contact Mark Faulkner, Digital Engagement and Volunteering Officer: