Top Ten Tips
1. One hour equals one time credit regardless of the service being offered. Everyone is equal.
2. If a member contacts you, be sure to respond to them even if you can’t perform the service. It’s OK to say no, but be sure to respond to them.
3. Post offers for services that you enjoy doing. It should be fun!
4. The Time Bank cannot replace the market economy and is not meant to meet all of your needs. Please be flexible with your community.
5. Give the other members enough advanced notice for an exchange.
6. Be sure to negotiate the terms of the exchange beforehand. Be clear about your skill level and the amount of time it will take. Good communication is key!
7. You do not need to earn before you start exchanging. Each new member receives a time credit for attending the orientation. Debt is OK.
8. Receiving is just as important as giving. Do not be afraid of debt.
9. When leading or attending a time bank class do not pay the teacher directly. Pay one credit per hour into your local Time Bank account. The Teacher can pay themselves one credit per hour from the same account. This is how we keep the one for one rule.
10. The monthly potlucks are a good way to meet your fellow members and find out what they need and can offer. Check the Community Weaver Calendar and newsletter for details. Participation is important. Without you the time bank doesn’t work.