Many portfolio workers enjoy having voluntary activities as part of their portfolio. Some of our colleagues have also written to say that a bonus sometimes is that the networking opportunities provided by this can also result in paid work offers. Time banking is an international concept that enables people to swap skills and experience by depositing them and then withdrawing equivalents from others who poseess different skills. I guess that many of us have had a variety of quid pro quo arrangements such as ” I will write your marketing blurb if you will design a spreadsheet for me”.
There are a variety of videos on the site which will give you a real feel for how the concept works and indeed how you could set one up yourself. It would be good to hear from any of our followers who have had direct experience of this.