Welcome to Fair Shares

Fair Shares is a community based project that uses two-way volunteering, to reward people for the time and effort they put into their neighbourhood.

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Need to learn more about how time banking works before you get involved with Fair Shares.

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Want to find out more about how you can get started with Fair Shares, and the next steps involved?

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Fair Shares projects

Fair Shares is involved with many different projects, ranging from working with young people, to fundraising events and dementia work.

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Off With Their Heads!
A photo of Tower Bridge in London.

We took the long drive down to London to visit the Tower of London. Waking up early at 7am we set off on a four hour long journey down to London. After a brief stop at a service station we…read more

Working with Bridge Training
Jon and a group of young people helping tear down old enclosures at St James City Farm.

We’ve been working with a group of young people from Bridge Training over the past three months. They’ve tackled a range of projects for the community including making planters for a local church, improving the polytunnel at our community allotment,…read more

Baking at Hobbs
The group is standing around a large white table in the middle of the room. They're listening as they're told what recipes they will be making.

Last Wednesday Gloucestershire Gateway Trust arranged for a few people from their community partners to spend the day at Hobbs House Bakery cookery school. A few of our participants – Mary, Jay, and Sarah – went along to learn how…read more

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Different ways you can get involved

As an individual

There are many ways you can get involved; from sharing time and skills with others in the community to taking part in our social activities. The options are endless.

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Make a donation

If you don't feel you can share your time, then you can also give a donation to the Fair Shares community.

Ways to Donate

As a group

If you're an organisation that would like to work with us, either on a long term project or for a volunteer day, contact us to find out more.

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How Fair Shares has helped…

I feel part of their community and know that my time and skills are valued

Vivienne from Newent

Fair Shares members have been so supportive. They have moved an ottoman for me and provided lifts and in return I have undertaken extensive sewing repairs. It’s a very effective method.

Gee from Newent

I’ve really enjoyed being with younger people and been impressed with their commitment. Without this we would never have met and had the time to speak and listen to each other. This could help change people’s attitudes.

Pammy from Stroud

Coming here has helped me become more confident; I am more comfortable with people and I can make and do useful things to help other people, and make friends who don’t judge you. It’s made me think about becoming a social worker, or a teacher.

Courntey, a young participant in Gloucester

My illness no longer defines or limits my life. Fair Shares has changed my life. I can’t talk highly enough about it.

Fred in Gloucester

I’ve been involved in Fair Shares for three years, after volunteering at a woodland project, Gymnation, the Furniture Recycling Project and the City Farm. I don’t like office work, I prefer doing practical things that help people – Fair Shares is all about people helping each other. I’ve learned all sorts of skills – carpentry, gardening, lambing and repairing things. I feel safe, welcome and useful here

Luke from Gloucester

It’s just the natural way of living – everyone helping each other out.

Rob from Gloucester