Timebanking is a way of sharing skills and resources, enabling community and self help and for people to get the things we want and need without using money. Timebanks use an alternative currency – time. Members of a timebank agree to exchange their time with each other on the basis that an hour of someone’s time is worth an hour of anyone else’s. It works.
No matter how many – or few – skills you think you have; or how much – or little – free time you have, timebanking works because it helps you use your time more effectively – doing the things you’re good at and enjoy and getting other people to help do the things you don’t.
You can find out more about timebanking at the Timebanking UK website – www.timebanking.org/what-is-timebanking/