OUR MISSION

The Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks is an umbrella organization linking and supporting TimeBanks across the state of Michigan. We help individuals, organizations and communities establish and run TimeBanks (community skill exchanges).

Building Community, One Hour at a Time

For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community you earn one hour. Then you have an hour to spend on having someone to do something for you. It’s that simple.

Join a TimeBanking 101 Orientation

If you are interested in joining or starting a TimeBank an orientation is a great place to start, orientations are also great if you are already a TimeBank member but would like a refresher.

Upcoming TimeBanking 101 Orientations will be on June 1, July 1, and August 5. All at 5:30 PM at this Zoom link. It would also be helpful to us if you could fill out this short survey ahead of time.

Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks Learning Circle meetings
Generally on the 1st Saturday of each month, 11am-1pm. These potluck meetings are for TimeBank coordinators and those interested in learning about TimeBanking. During the Pandemic we are meeting via Zoom (so no potluck) on the 1st Saturday of the month. Look below for video call information for our next meeting and future meeting topics

June 2021 Meeting: We are meeting on June 5 to talk about Project Planning. We’ll go over a few different ways to plan out a project and to figure out what you need to make it happen. Bring your ideas for what projects you might want to work on and we might use them as an example! To join the meeting go to this Zoom link or call 1 312 626 6799 The meeting ID is Meeting ID: 824 4713 4291 and the passcode is 447801

July 2021 Meeting: We are meeting on July 10 to talk about Grassroots Fundraising with guest speaker Valeriya Epshteyn of the Next Egg. To join the meeting go to this Zoom link or call 1 312 626 6799 The meeting ID is Meeting ID: 824 4713 4291 and the passcode is 447801

NEW REPORT
Pontiac SUN TimeBank 2019 Program Evaluation
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Recent News

The Washington Post [April 26, 2019] – ‘I like giving the gift of time’: Time banks build economies — and communities — without the almighty dollar
The Guardian [February 5, 2019] – ‘It’s like the light’s come back on’: connecting care service users with their communities
Freakonomics [January 9, 2019] – Why Is This Man Running for President? (TimeBanking is mentioned at about 37:12 into the program)
Forbes [December 6, 2018] – There Are Not Enough Personal Care Aides To Care For Frail Seniors. What Will We Do? What could TimeBanking do to fill the void?
ioby [December 4, 2018] – Bring Unity to Our Community with TimeBanking