The community time bank is one of the most powerful programs of the Solidarity Economy. It’s a way for community members to exchange services, using our time as currency.
Time banking redefines what it means to work by stating that all labor is equally valuable if it directly helps other people. Our current economic system highly values a lot of work that doesn’t actually help anyone, and some that actively harms communities and the planet.
Time banks build bonds of trust and interdependence through mutual aid. Instead of asking: “How can I help you?” we ask: “Will you help someone too?” Time banking rewards taking the good that others have done for you and literally “paying it forward” to others.
Signing up and using the Time Bank is easy. Create an account, fill out your profile and then create listings for the services you can provide and request support in the areas of your life you could use help with.