We welcome all people with all the talents, skills, and abilities they bring with them. No one
talent is more valuable than another. If you're wondering what types of talents a Time Bank offers,
take a look below! You may also review the categories of services currently being offered by members
Home related Services
We all know how demanding a home can be. Between cleaning, ironing, cooking,
taking care of children and pets, and working, juggling everything can get exhausting really fast.
But we also all have a particular skill. Some people enjoy cleaning, others
are masters at ironing, and some love waking up early in the morning to take their dog for a
long walk. Some people love gardening and others are good with fixing things. What if we all
pooled our talents and helped each other while earning services for ourselves?
Check in on a house while its resident is on vacation
Feed a pet
Walk a dog
Visit a shut-in
Child care/ babysitting
Car wash or detailing
Meal preparation or baking
Home and auto repairs
House cleaning or organizing
Snow shoveling or leaf raking
Driving or running around to finish all our chores can be a challenge. Still, others enjoy being
out in the open instead of facing a computer screen all day long. And we all have to run errands.
While running our errands, we can also help a neighbor, friend, or community member. It gives
people a sense of security knowing they live in a community where people care about each other.
And it earns you time credits to spend however you want.
Give someone a ride
Pick up and deliver dry cleaning
Shop for a neighbor
Check in on an isolated elder or sick neighbor
Technology is all around us. Some of us are pros, while others require help. If you enjoy social
media, why not help people manage their accounts? And many people are amazing at fixing computers
and troubleshooting: we all have hidden talents that we take for granted. Use them in our Time Bank
to earn time credits for something else you might need.
Custom software development
Help with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Computer setup and troubleshooting
Teaching and Tutoring
Music, languages, or crafts: people have skills that they can share
with others.Learning Spanish or Portuguese, how to quilt and knit, or using your brushes and paints
to creative ends can become beautiful experiences that you'll cherish for years to come. Things that
you can teach or learn include:
Playing a musical instrument
Knitting, sewing, quilting, or crafts
Using a computer
Learning a foreign language
Tutoring students in various subjects
How about a haircut that you have been postponing for ages? Or someone to help you sort out your
finances and trim your expenses? Or that massage you've been longing for? Our talents are endless and
we can all pull them all together to create a happier, better community.
Haircut, hair coloring, permanent
Facial or massage
Bill paying and bookkeeping
Help with a tax return
Sewing and mending
Time Bank Education
You can learn more about Time Banking through these helpful online resources:
"A few years ago, Sue became seriously ill and struggled with her illness and chronic fatigue,
which left her unable to work. After hearing her story, her counselor at Region 10 suggested Sue get
involved with Time Bank of the Rockies.
Thanks to the Time Bank's relationship with Region 10, Sue was referred to numerous Time Bank
members to receive services — all based on hours of exchange, rather than money—with local
healers in various alternative modalities she gained some relief, services which she otherwise would
not have been able to afford. Other Time Bank members helped her move into a new place, shop for
groceries, pick up and deliver library materials for her and perform other body work on her. These
exchanges, and the network of support that came with them, seem to have brought her some relief.
Like many of us who find ourselves isolated by a society which places an unhealthy value on individual
effort, Sue quickly recognized the benefits of creative, shared solutions such as Time Banking.
'I never realized the wealth of resources within my own community.'"