How does it Work?
Using the TimeBank is easy:
One hour’s work = one time dollar.
You earn time dollars by doing something for someone else.
You use your time dollars when somebody else does something for you.
TimeBank members make offers and requests.
An offer is something that you can do for someone else.
A request is something that you’d like someone to do for you.
Hours are logged through our online system. This keeps track of all your trading.
The exchange looks like this:
hOur Community TimeBank Code of Conduct
As a member of the hOur Community Timebank we all agree to:
- Understand that trades where goods or money such as gasoline, materials, ingredients or the like need to be paid for by the person receiving and should be agreed to before the trade.
- Members should not put their safety or the safety of others at risk by their actions during trading.
- Respect all other members’ privacy and/or confidentiality.
- Respect other members’ viewpoints and not pressure another participant to accept a religious belief or political view.
- Not involve friends or relatives in timebanking by bringing them to a member’s home or location of exchange.
- Not solicit or accept money, gifts or gratuities from other members.
- Refrain from consuming a member’s food or drink unless invited to do so.
- A no smoking policy when trading in members homes or at the location of time exchange.
- Members should not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a trade.
- Not use any possessions of the members, including the telephone, unless given clear permission to do so.
- Always treat fellow members with compassion and respect.