Timebanking

St Ives Community Orchard are registered with Timebanking for volunteers, so if you are between ages of 11 – 19, every hour you work at the orchard, you can earn one Time Credit. These credits accumulate and you can spend them on an activity of your choice, or alternatively, gift to another person,  community group or charity. Timebanking is not volunteering for money, but the chance to claim or donate the credits you earn as rewards. You can also donate your credits to the UN Share the Meal scheme. One credit equals one meal shared. You just need to fill out the time banking time banking form and send it off or give it to us.

Examples of what you can get with your credits:
Please note that these change from time to time. Click here for latest list

  • Tickets for Hall for Cornwall
  • Gift vouchers for Thorntons Chocolates, Pizza Hut (Truro), Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Cafe Nero (£5 – 10 credits)
  • Volunteer Cornwall Transport – 1 credit is equal to 2 miles. The journey is based on the car not the number of passengers. The more passengers carried means that the individual spend for each volunteer is reduced.
  • Eden Project – entrance to Eden – Child (5 – 16) – 28 credits / Adult – (16+) 50 credits
  • Cornwall A30 Services – Clip N Climb Use of climbing wall – Under 15 – 20 credits / 15+ – 30 credits
  • Roller Rink – Redruth – Skate session (using own skates) 10 credits /  Skate sessions (hired skates) 10 credits / Family ticket – 40 credits
  • Blue Reef Aquarium – Newquay – Entry – 20 credits
  • Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre – Newquay
  • • Abseiling – 30 credits
    • Terror tightropes – 30 credits
    • Surf school lessons – 30 credits
    • Banana boat rides – 30 credits (needs 3 people)
    • Zip Wire – 20 credits
    • Coasteering sessions – AT LEAST 50 credits
    • Giant swing – 30 credits
    • Axe throwing lesson – 20 credits
  • Wizards and Warlords Club – Truro Free entry to club sessions – 2 credits
    Note: Under 16s must be with an adult
  • ATV Cornwall – Blackwater – 30-minute ATV sessions around the track
    • Juniors, under 15 – 60 credits
    • Adults, 15+ – 60 credits
  • Waverunner Jet Ski Safaris – Newquay – Taster session – 70 credits
  • Cornwall Karting – St Eval
    Go karting sessions
    • 30 minutes, 270cc kart, Junior – 60 credits
    • 30 minutes, 390cc kart, 16+ – 80 credits
  • Newquay Zoo (+ Paignton) – Under 15 years – 20 credits – 16 years+ – 25 credits
  • Inkfish Hair and Beauty – Truro Gift cards for hair and beauty treatments £5 – 10 credits
  • Seal Sanctuary – Gweek
    • Up to 14 years – 15 credits
    • 14 and over – 25 credits
  • Flambards – Helston
    • Peak time – 40 credits
    • Out of season – 20 credits
  • Urban Gypset – Helston Graffiti lessons
    • 2 hours – 70 credits
    • Half day – 90 credits
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting – Hayle
    Karting sessions
    • 20 credits + depending on size of kart
  • Lizard Adventure
    3 hour coasteering or kayaking trips – 90 credits
  • Paradise Park – Hayle
    • Up to 15 years – 16 credits
    • 15+ – 20 credits
  • Kart World – Liskeard
    • 30 minutes, 270cc kart, Junior – 45 credits
    • 30 minutes, 390cc kart, 16+ – 60 credits
  • The Lounge – Truro, – Newquay, – Falmouth
    Gift vouchers
    • £5 – 10 credits
    • £10 – 20 credits
    • £15 – 30 credits
    • £20 – 40 credits
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