What is a Timebank?
It’s neighbors exchanging time to help neighbors. At its most basic level, time banking is simply about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your com munity. That hour goes into your Timebankaccount as one credit hour. You then have a credit hour to spend on having someone else do something for you. All hours are valued equally.
The West Seattle Timebank was started three years ago by five, dedicated West Seattle residents. TheTimebank now has 150 members. The Timebank partners with local, non-profit agencies and businesses by offering agency’s volunteer opportunities to the Timebank members. Hours spent volunteering with partners can count as Timebank hours.
The Mission of TimeBanks
The mission of Timebank’s is to promote equality and build caring community economies through inclusive exchanges of time and talents.
For more information please visit the West Seattle Timebank’s website at: www.westseattletimebank.org
There is no membership fee. New members are required to fill out an application (on line on the website), attend an orientation or set-up a meeting with a board member to show picture ID. Background checks are conducted by Sound Generations, the Timebank’s fiscal agent.
Membership meetings are held monthly on the Third Thursday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, Seattle, WA 98116 unless noted otherwise on theTimebank’s website. All members are sent weekly updates with current timebank offers and requests. There is never any pressure to participate in meetings or exchanges.