Getting Started with our TimeBank:
The mission of the Orange County Time Bank is to build and strengthen relationships within Orange County, California by connecting people’s unmet needs and untapped resources.
We do this through the use of “time banking,” a system in which members give and receive services and skills using “time dollars,” a community currency that uses time as an indicator of value.
The concept is simple: One hour equals one time dollar, regardless of the service given. From dog-walking to graphic design, community organizing to tutoring, cooking lessons to massage therapy, everyone’s time is valued equally.
This website is designed to be a resource for existing members, and folks interested in learning more or becoming members.You can find the membership application, posts your picture and profile here and write reviews/feedback for successful transactions (under the Forums Tab). Please keep your feedback constructive and positive.
Our monthly gatherings will be potlucks and include a swap/community exchange of material items in good condition. RSVP and find more information at our meetup group site here: OC Time Bank Meetup Group
After fundraising the necessary funds, our system will eventually use a web-based software called Community Weaver where you will keep track of your time dollars earned and spent and search by category for postings of services offered or requested.
Until then, we will be using our Yahoo Group for new postings of skills offered or requested: OC Time Bank Yahoo Group You must first fill out membership application before your membership to the yahoo group will be approved.
A community-based, member-run grassroots organization, the Orange County Time Bank is a project of Catalyst Network of Communities, a 501c3 nonprofit www.gocatalyst.org/