Graphics by Jesus De Los Santos
How TimeBanking Works
At its most basic level, TimeBanking is simply about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your community. That hour goes into the TimeBank as a TimeBank hour. Then you have an hour to spend on having someone do something for you. It’s a simple idea, but it has powerful ripple effects in building community connections.
We have a website where you list what you would like to do for other members. You look up services (both offers and requests) online or call our coordinator at 248-952-8175 to do it for you. You earn TimeBank hours after each service you perform and then you get to spend it on whatever you want from the listings. You even get credit for the community service or volunteering you’re doing now as long as the receiving individual or organization is a TimeBank member! How great is that?
With TimeBanking, you will be working with a group of committed individuals who are joined together for a common good. It connects you to the best in people because it creates a system that connects unmet needs with untapped resources. To see what happens each week when you are part of TimeBank is deeply fulfilling, especially if you are helping to make it run.
Read more here: Q&A from the Director