What is it?

Tempo Time Credits is a scheme used to thank volunteers. They are an alternative to currency and are similar to 'time banking', so every time you volunteer with Outside Lives, you’ll earn Time Credits that you can exchange or 'spend' on activities


  • Earn Tempo Time Credits
  • Access to hundreds of opportunities to use Tempo Time Credits across the country
  • Make new friends and connections
  • Learn new skills, boost your CV and gain confidence
  • Earn recognition and spend time with friends and family
  • Open and transparent ongoing support from Tempo 
  • Find your place in your local community and be part of the national Tempo movement
  • Help find and shape solutions to local problems affecting your neighbourhood

How do I earn Tempo Credits?

We will ask you to submit a timesheet for any hours you’ve volunteered that month and we’ll use this to determine the number of Time Credits you will have earned.

Where can I spend them?

There’s lots of different places you can spend your earned Time Credits, you can get a detailed list on the Tempo website - you are able to refine your search by location and type of activity.

How do I sign up to Tempo?

All Outside Lives volunteers, whether existing or new, will need to sign up to Tempo (even those who were part of the previous Tempo system).

You can sign up to Tempo here