In episode 43 of the Good News Shared podcast we speak with David Russell, Head of Policy and Development for a social enterprise called Spice, about volunteering and time credits. Spice use Time Credits as a tool to create community change, so if you volunteer for one hour, you get a credit to spend at a local venue, such as a theatre, gym, visitor attraction, museum or gallery.
Listen to the interview below:
Some interesting Time Credit statistics:
- More than 22,000 people have earned Time Credits
- 200,000+ people supported through Time Credit earning
- 400,000+ hours of time given
- 81% said Time Credits have had a positive impact on their quality of life
- 77% have taken part in more community activity
- 64% spend more time with others in their local community
In the interview you will hear about:
- What Time Credits are
- What people are spending their Time Credits on
- The benefits of using Time Credits to encourage volunteering
- Some of the places across the UK where you can use Time Credits (St Paul’s Cathedral, for example, is just two Time Credits!)
- How the name ‘Spice’ came about
… And much more!
If you would like to find out more please click here to visit the Spice website.