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.

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

January 2021 Meeting: On January 9 we’ll talk about supporting people with mental health during isolation with guest speaker Carly Brin. Carly is a member of Unity in Our Community TimeBank and works at WSU School of Medicine in Psychiatry. She’ll talk to us about some ways we can support people dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues, particularly when we are isolating. To join the meeting go to this Zoom link or call 1 312 626 6799 The meeting ID is Meeting ID: 831 5212 8626
and the passcode is 821053

February Meeting: Safety and Privacy on February 6
March Meeting: TBD on March 6

NEW REPORT
Pontiac SUN TimeBank 2019 Program Evaluation
Click here

 

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