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.

Our usual TimeBanking 101 Orientations are the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM, so the next two are November 4 and December 1 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.

November 2021 Meeting: We are meeting on November 6 at Peace Lutheran Church in Southfield (17029 13 Mile Rd) from 11 AM to 1 PM. This meeting is all about practicing your “elevator pitch” for your TimeBank, telling your TimeBank story effectively, and answering FAQs.

We will be in a room large enough for everyone to sit apart and we ask that everyone plan to wear a mask when they are not eating or drinking. We also have an option to join over this Zoom link.  We also ask that if you are not vaccinated or feeling unwell that you stay home.

December 2021 Meeting: This will be our Annual End of Year Celebration! Watch this space for location and other details.

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