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Join a Movement, Timebank or Skills Swap


Timebanking links people to share their time and skills. Everyone’s time is equal: for example, an hour of help earns one time credit to spend when you need it. Everyone has something to give to help another regardless of age, ability or background.

Skills swap

Swapaskill is an online community of giving, sharing, fun and friendship where people make friends and swap favours and  swap items. It’s a place that nurtures community spirit and a genuine caring for the environment.

Skills swap database


LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes) are about local trading (without the need for money or credit), using human capital. LETS are open to all, and all kinds of skills are both valued and needed. They are grassroots schemes and need no specialist skills to operate.

A group of local people get together, and compile a directory of skills and goods that they have to offer and need. This directory is then distributed amongst members and they exchange skills and goods using a local currency, often named after a local feature like “Creds” in Crediton.


Life is better when we help each other.

Helpfulpeeps is a community where people share their time, skills and knowledge to help each other for free.

Inspired by the principles of paying it forward, the Helpfulpeeps website tells you who needs help with what and where and puts you directly in touch.

There is no transaction or exchange – just ask for help when you want and help others when you can. Since launching, Helpfulpeeps has grown to be an online community of tens of thousands – with members sharing their time, skills and knowledge to help each other for free.

Be part of a new community movement based on kindness.