How it Works 4

hourglassOne hour you spend providing support to another member earns you a time credit to be used to receive a service from another Time Bank member, not necessarily the same person to whom you provided assistance.

Although some skills are generally perceived as having a higher value than others, Time Banks recognize that everyone is equal no matter what job they perform. The goal is build healthier communities based on mutual respect for everyone’s efforts, talents and skills.

When you become a Time Bank member, you will be given access to the Time Bank website where you can post the skills and talents you are willing to share as well as those you would like to receive. If you don’t have a computer, you can get help from a Time Bank computer buddy or use a public-access computer at the library or other establishment offering such services.

If materials such as paint or office supplies are required, it is generally expected that these will be paid for by the person receiving a service. The person offering the service should confirm any such costs and payment with the recipient.

Time may be banked in whole hours or quarter hours.  If you work a partial hour, please round up or down to the nearest quarter hour.

4 thoughts on “How it Works

  1. Reply Stephen Bynum Jul 31,2015 9:05 am

    Wish to join, construction, home builder, handyman
    Please notify

  2. Reply Fred Boyle Nov 2,2015 2:58 pm

    Everything having to do with honeybees; care, relocating, building hives

    Would like to join

    • Reply Cynthia Harwood Oct 12,2017 10:54 am

      Hi Fred,

      I was messing around in the back of our website and saw this very old post from you. I apology of not seeing it sooner. I believe I have tried to contact you and Judy earlier this year regarding the time bank. FYI – there is a social gathering at Robyn C. home this Sunday Oct 15th at 2:00 pm, if you would like to join us and learn more about time banking. I even still have a few scholarships left from the Telluride Foundation Grant, you and Judy may have. Also, if you haven’t figured out your questions about bees yet, there are two women in Montrose that either have had, or still have hives. I could see about hooking you up with them if you like. Cynthia 970-209-6886

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