Timebanking is a tool helping us build meaningful, supportive and fun connections in community.
What is timebanking?
Timebanking happens when a group of people agree to exchange skills and resources for time-credits. Time-credits are a kind of money.
When a person helps a another person for 1 hour they receive one time-credit and this is stored in the timebank. Time-credits are spent on offerings in the timebank.
Time is precious. Time is our currency. Timebanking values everyone’s time equally.
Te Tai Tokerau a timebank in Northland created this video and we are welcome to use it. Thanks TTT.
About Timebank Auckland
Timebank Auckland supports local Auckland timebanks to get started, providing a platform to store time-credits and helping as little or as much as the local timebank would like.
You can join the Auckland-wide network or a local timebank as an individual, a group or an organisation.
Currently Timebank Auckland Central is the only active timebank in Auckland based at Gribblehirst Hub in Sandringham. Find out more >>
Anyone can join timebank Auckland and we can notify you as timebanks in your local area develop. There is a focus to develop a second timebank in West Auckland.
Benefits of Timebanking
Timebanks are community-run networks that enable people, groups, businesses and organisations to exchange their time, skills and resources. Timebanks have been shown to increase local resilience by building trusted connections within a community. This happens when people:
- participate in their community and get a sense of belonging
- learn about skills they have to offer
- share and teach skills to others
- participate in activities and gain confidence through being valued for the skills they have
- exchange skills using time-credits.
We will share about community events and timebanking opportunities in your area. We are currently focused on Central and West Auckland