It’s a Network of People Helping People!
Time Banking is a community of people joined together committed to supporting each other by Giving and Receiving.
When you spend an hour to do something for an individual or group,
... you earn a Time Dollar.
Then you can use that Time Dollar
... to buy an hour of a neighbor’s time or engage in a group activity offered by a neighbor.
Take a look at the Time Banking Way cartoon below to see some examples!
It's that simple – Giving and Receiving.
Yet it also profound.
As people get to know their neighbors and share with each other,
They become extended family who take care of each other.
Time Banking builds trust and reweaves community.
It's A Community Affair!
With Time Banking, you will be working with a group of persons who join together for their common good.
Time Banking brings out the best in people because it ...
connects unmet needs with untapped resources.
In that simple way, Time Banking changes the world.
It may be through single transactions that build relationships between at least two people.
It may be group activities and community events that build relationships and trust, and thus reweave community.
It may be group advocacy, protests and social actions that help right wrongs and build rights.
Every transaction and activity expands circles of sharing networks of friendship, caring and community.
Time Banking is for people and for communities;
It changes the dynamics of human systems for the good and can involve hundreds, even thousands, of people over time.
Giving And Receiving
- Minor Home Repair
- Pet Care
- Computer Assistance
- Garden/Yard Work
- Car Repair & Maintenance
- Arts & Crafts
- Language Translation
- Computer Help
- Mending & Alterations
- Meetings / Gatherings
- Movie Nights
- Potluck Dinners
- After School Activities
- Yoga / Exercise
- Game Nights
- Community Garden
- Neighborhood Watch
- Fashion Shows
- Community Choir
- Knitting Lessons
- Community Cleanup
- Community Safety
- Community Art / Murals
- Community History/Stories
- Trips / Nature Walks
- Community Activism
- Community Protests
- Community Advocacy