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 Circles
Generally on the 1st Saturday of each month, 11 am – 11 pm. These potluck meetings are for TimeBank coordinators and those interested in learning about TimeBanking. We discuss various topics, share our wisdom and lessons learned and brainstorm on how to deal with our challenges. Please join us and bring a dish to share. We have time for networking the half hour before the meeting starts, especially if you are new to TimeBanking or the Michgan Alliance we encourage you to come early.

June 2020 Meeting: On June 6 we’ll be discussing TimeBanking at a Distance. Usually TimeBanks involve many in person events to help foster a sense of community, and many exchanges involve going to each other’s homes. As we settle into a new normal of physical distancing, what can TimeBanks do to create community while keeping each other safe? This meeting will be on Zoom from 11 AM to 1 PM. You can join the meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89515107209?pwd=SytmeGJCZ3JGZEovdTVCSkh3bWZidz09 with password matb or call 1 312 626 6799 and use meeting ID 895 1510 7209 with password 880459

July 2020 Meeting: On July 11 our topic will be Privacy and Safety at Nancy Chinn’s home. Meeting from 11 AM to 1 PM, swimming in Nancy’s pool afterwards (so we won’t meet early this time). TimeBanking involves meeting new people and that can make some folks nervous. How do we make sure that people in our TimeBank are safe and feel safe.

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