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.
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