How to Join
Follow the guidelines below to become a part of our Community!
ATTEND AN ORIENTATION
Step 1 -
Once you've decided to become a member and experience what time banking is all about, you will need to complete and submit our Join Application. Then visit the Plans & Pricing page and select a membership level. Once your application and dues payment have been processed, you will receive an email about attending orientation, which is Step 2.
Click here to go to the Join Application
Click here to go to Plans & Pricing page.
Step 2 -
At an Orientation session you will learn more about time banking, get introduced to the internal time banking software, and learn how members create requests and offers, and document exchanges.
Our goal is to hold two Orientations per month - one online and one in person at our office. Check the Events, Orientation page for the next date. If you don't find an upcoming Orientation listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one at a mutually convenient time.
Step 3 -
Activate your Membership
You can start exchanging skills, talents, and services upon completion of your Orientation! And as members post Offers and Requests, you will be notified by email so that you can respond if there is a match with your interests. Members also arrange exchanges during our social events, so take advantage of those opportunities as well.
There is no obligation to participate or exchange any specific number of times or number of hours, however we encourage you to be an active member in order to experience the joy of time banking, as well as help the Time Bank flourish!
Join a Committee
Because the Time Bank only has one 10 hour/week employee (the Administrative Manager) we have formed internal committees to help run the Time Bank. Currently the Committees are: Membership, Marketing and Communication, and Events. With enough volunteer interest, we'd like to add a Fundraising/Community Relations Committee in the near future.
Each Committee has a Chairperson, possibly an Associate Chairperson, and both static and floating members. Static members commit to attend all meetings and help throughout the year, while floating members help with various tasks. Tasks are identified and posted as Requests on an on-going basis throughout the year.
Although we're a non-profit, it still costs money to keep the Time Bank running. In the spirit of "it takes a village" we hope every member can invest a few hours and help us continue to evolve and grow so we can better meet the needs of our members and the community.