Where to start 

  • Find your nearest time bank.  
  • Give your local time bank coordinator a call or drop them an email. 
  • If you decide you’d like to join, the coordinator will help you do that – they might ask you to fill in a form online, or send you one through the post. 
  • They might then come and chat to you about skils you could offer, and things you may need help with. 

You’d be surprised! Spending an hour chatting to someone can earn you a time credit, as can playing cards with someone for an hour. Showing someone how to a plug can earn a time credit; so could watering someone’s plants. 

Once your application has been accepted, you can start to give time and earn time credits. 

  • The time bank records all the time credits spent or earned by members, and lists all offers and requests. 
  • Members go online and offer or request an hour of time, arrange the time exchange, and let the time bank know. 
  • If you prefer not to use computers, your time bank coordinator can log your hours for you and arrange any exchange of time. 
  • There may also be group activities you can take part in, which you ‘pay for’ in time credits. 

Find your nearest time bank here – and join the timebanking movement!