• Five Reasons to Join West Seattle TimeBank

    1. Share your skills & learn from the expertise of others.
    Loretta writes, “I house-sat for a woman who was a certified yoga instructor, and . . .


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    2. Give back in a wide variety of ways. Hannah writes, “TimeBanking is a great way to give what little spare time I have to help others, and it makes me feel part of the community. In the months since I joined . . .

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    3. Tap into a network of resourceful people.
    Jason writes, “Painting my basement was on my to-do list for longer than I care to admit. But after I . . .


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    4. Get help for that project you might not be able to afford.
    Judy writes, “I tutored a child in math,” she said, “And the Time Credits I earned went to pay for . . .


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    5. Expand your circle.
    In one Timebank, three members are linked in a meaningful way: There’s Sally . . .



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Welcome to the West Seattle Timebank

We just launched last summer, and we're among the newest of some 300 Timebanks in the country.  Our next meeting is April 23, see the activities listing.  Bring a dish to share at the potluck & even bring a friend. 


What Timebanks everywhere have in common is this: we're local, we're Internet-based, and our members can list skills or services they want to exchange without money changing hands. You get the things you need -- house repair, yard work, child care, dog walking, haircuts, piano lessons, etc -- directly from other members. And time is the currency. So for every hour you give, the time is credited to your online "account" to be redeemed for another member's skill or service.

Timebank is a system that has been working well for more than 30 years!

Do you have some spare time on your hands? Do you have some small jobs that need doing? Do you want to get involved, keep busy, help others? The new West Seattle Timebank could be just what you're looking for.

By joining, you not only widen your circle, you help build a network of neighbors who are ready to take care of each other. Bottom line, it's good to know you're not alone, and there are people who will help you ... and to whom you can return the favor. And now West Seattle Timebank is part of the new Timebanks of Puget Sound (ToPS), which means you can exchange services with members in other neighborhoods.

To learn more about how it all works, click on the video link on this page. Then join us for the next West Seattle orientation.

Some would like to have our West Seattle Timebank Brochure to pass along to friends, you may download it, here.