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MHK Time Bank

How to Get Started Timebanking!

Click Join to create a new member account and you will be sent a notification email. (Please check your spam folder if you do not see it quickly.)

By confirming your email address, you will be verified and be given an account. However, you will still need to be approved by the Coordinator in order to fully access the website. In order to be approved and start Timebanking, we require every person to attend an hour-long Orientation session (currently held over Zoom). This Orientation is important to us so that everyone who applies feels connected into our community and has a clear understanding of what Timebanking is about. These are a no-stress, relaxed orientation to get to know our members, not an interview. Our coordinator will reach out to you to arrange it, but the Orientation is offered weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm. If that time does not work with your schedule, we can also arrange a different meeting time. If you do not have access to Zoom or another video chat interface, we can discuss alternative ways of meeting. :)

After the Orientation and your Timebank's coordinator has approved your membership, you will have member access to this Timebank!!

Next, please:

  • Reflect on your needs, wants, and the services you would be able to provide.
  • Fill out your member profile.
  • Get started Timebanking!

Starting to use the TimeBank

Login to the Timebank and

  • Post some offers, skills, talents or services that you have to offer other members.

  • Post some requests, for services or skills that you are looking for.

  • Record any exchanges that you have made with other timebank members.

Read and download the member navigation guide or view video tutorials.   

To visit the the help guide for a page, at the top right of each page, click on the "?" or go to the full member manual for all the help pages.

You can also ask for help buy clicking on the envelope icon link and sending a message to your Timebank's coordinators. See the icon at the top right of the home page.

Ongoing Use of the TimeBank

  • Don't hesitate to respond to an offer or request. This is exactly how new sharing and relationships are built to strengthen our community.

  • Please respond in a timely manner to calls or emails you receive from your neighbors about the requests or offers you've posted.

  • After you've communicated with a neighbor and determined that a service exchange is appropriate, make specific arrangements (date and time) for the exchange.

  • Fulfill the exchange and save a record of it in your hours account.

  • Come back and review offers and requests from other members.

Do this again and again to help keep our community alive and flourishing.

Happy exchanging!