Tasks can be created by anyone for anyone
No money is ever exchanged for the time that is given. As long as the task benefits the local community, the environment, someone in need, or it's repaid in kind, then it's a good task.
Helping out a neighbour
Examples : building a shed, helping put together some Ikea furniture, lending someone a power tool, fixing the wifi.
These favours are repaid in kind. By returning the favour, pledging a small amount to charity, or by simply paying it forward with another task for good.
Assisting the vulnerable or elderly
Examples : dropping off food parcels, taking the time have a coffee with someone lonely, offering a lift to a hospital appointment.
Even tiny amounts of time can make a huge difference.
For community groups and charities
Examples : sorting clothes in the high street shop, helping to run a stall at a charity fair, litter picking.
Traditional volunteering tasks, but smaller, and only carried as and when you have the time without long term commitments.
Answering questions or giving advice
Examples : who's the best plumber in town? who's hiring locally at the moment? where's the best place to grab a coffee?
Tasks don't have to be physical things. Answering questions and giving advice to your local community adds real value and can be done remotely.
Our community commitments
Given we're a community project, we've started building a set of commitments that underpin what we do
Always free to use
Funded through voluntary donations
All code that is built will be open source
Self-moderated and monitored by the community
Never display adverts
Never exploit or sell user data
Never send you a marketing email
How do I sign up and get the app?
James Allchin is the founder of the project and is currently beavering away on the first version of the app. It's currently in Alpha but a Beta version is expected to land on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in April 2023.
Can you help find a long-term home for TimeToGive?
However, the hosting and management of the official TimeToGive service really needs to find a home with a non-profit or charity organisation. Ideally national or international, but a small local one with enthusiasm would be great too. A tech company with a philanthropic arm would also be a good fit.
Please reach out if you're interested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org