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 August 5 and September 2. 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 (barring holidays), 11am-1pm. These potluck meetings are for TimeBank coordinators and those interested in learning about TimeBanking. Starting in July we will start meeting in-person again outside, watch this space for locations and details. There will also be an option to join via Zoom.

August 2021 Meeting: We are meeting on August 7 at Nancy’s house (5098 Thorncroft in Royal Oak). We’ll spend a little time sharing updates, questions, and ideas from our local TimeBanks- then we’ll have a pool party!

September 2021 Meeting: We are meeting on September 11 at Starr Jaycee Park (1321 W 13 Mile, 13 Mile near Crooks) to share updates questions, and ideas from our local TimeBanks. This summer we are hoping to concentrate on problems that are specifically difficult for start up TimeBanks as we have a couple right now. These might include: engaging organizations as members, questions about logging hours, volunteerism vs TimeBanking, and more!

If you cannot attend in person we will have a call in option at (425) 436-6347 with access code: 802652

October 2021 Meeting: We are meeting on October 2 to talk about Grassroots Fundraising with guest speaker Valeriya Epshteyn of the Next Egg. We will probably have this meeting in person, but stay tuned for exact location and details.

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