Help your community
The foremost advantage of joining Time Bank of the Rockies is connecting with a network of help within the community. People caring about each other offer their time to help.
Time Banks are particularly helpful because they are not charities: they provide self-esteem and self-confidence to people. People often feel bad about themselves when they receive charity from others.
In the case of Time Banks, members are sharing something they can do in exchange for a service they need. It is not a charity but a voluntary exchange of each other’s skills, talents, abilities, and knowledge capacities. We are all offering something for the greater good and for the growth and prosperity of our communities.
By connecting community members with each other, Time Banks are providing for a healthier and happier community.
Earn services you wouldn’t be able to afford
We all have services we love to buy from others. We may want a massage, a pedicure, some financial advice, or simply someone to fix our shelves. But we often postpone things for lack of money and always tell ourselves that we will do it at some point.
With a Time Bank, everyone’s talents are equal. This offers people the opportunity to try out new things and services they have been longing to but couldn’t afford.
Think of someone who needs to update their CV for an interview: having proper advice could cost them money. With a Time Bank, however, they can get valuable advice in exchange for something they can do in return. And it gives them a chance to enter the job market on much better terms. So, everyone wins!
Gift your time to friends, family, and relatives
Even if you have no need for a service, it could still be precious to others. What if you could donate time to your loved ones or a charity that is particularly close to your heart?
We all wish for services that will improve our quality of life. Indeed, through our chats with our members, we’ve come to realize that people lack the luxury of services even more than goods. Even something as simple as an hour of babysitting so that a busy couple can go for a walk can make a huge difference in people’s lives.
By participating in our Time Bank, you are earning time credits. Donate them to your grandma, sister, friend, or the charity helping homeless people around the corner. All these people would love to enjoy a service of their choice without having to pay for it.