What is a TimeBank?
-We All Have Skills to Share-
The Sedona-Verde Valley TimeBank networks people across the generations who are interested in sharing their services, with those who are in need of them.
TimeBanking is a community exchange system in which people are able to obtain needed services.. for free!
Each hour of service costs a recipient one Time Token. One Time Token is earned by providing one hour of service to another member. Round and round it grows! Reciprocity in Action!
One hour of time = 1 Time Token.
THE ART OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY BUILDING
One Hour At A Time
5 Core Values of TimeBanking
Assets: Youngsters, elders and everyone in between; we all have something to offer to others. Our skills and knowledge are valuable to others.
Work: Redefining “work” to represent an hour for hour system of service sharing.
Respect: We are all equal. Our time, skills and knowledge are just as valuable as anothers. Being treated and treating others with respect is essential.
Reciprocity: Receiving as well as giving is fundamental. We all have needs as well as skills we can share. With TimeBanking, fulfilling both is equality important.
Community: Social networks are key in a thriving community. Knowing others in your city strengthens trust and creates positive opportunities.
Examples of Exchanges:
Teaching a musical skill