Because teamwork makes the dream work, in addition to the one-on-one exchanges members can make, the time bank has a new Teams function made possible by the new CommunityWeaver3 software (which is LIVE! Go and enter your info at asap!)

Teams are groups of people who are interested in participating in group projects or organized efforts around specific issues, causes, or interests.

We’ve established the following Teams for the York Time Bank — which ones speak to you?

Team ANGELS: helping the non-technical access/participate in the time bank

Team BEAUTIFUL: public art, placemaking, and beautification

Team CARITAS: vital support in times of grief, crisis, hospice and end of life

Team CLOCKWORK: behind the scenes time bank admin and support — especially welcoming and orienting new members!

Team ELDERS: focused on seniors and aging in place

Team FUNTIME: event organizing, promotion and support

Team HEROES: focused on veterans, military families and first responders

Team KIDS: projects focused on kids & families

Team MOOP: focused on Matter Out Of Place

Team TASTY: focused on potlucks, picnics, and all things edible

Team TERRA: all things gardening, growing, farming and sustainability

Team TINKER: focused on repairing, building, making and modifying

Team VELOCIPEDE: bike repair, bikeshare program, all things cycling

Team WONDERLAND: focused on winter-related community projects

MeetUp and Facebook Groups, & New Software

There are new MeetUp and Facebook groups for the time bank because want to make sure that there are as many easy entry points to the time bank as possible.

You can find and participate in the  Meetup group here and the Facebook group here.

The time bank is in the process of switching to easier-to-use software (CommunityWeaver3). Setting up the software so that new members can join is being done as quickly as possible, although migrating existing profiles, hours and exchanges will take a bit longer.

After the new software is up and running, we’ll be doing a lot of outreach and new projects, as well as events, potlucks and picnics, so stay tuned!


Salons to Soup: Time Banks on Public TV

Here, have a lovely video about a time bank in New Hampshire:

ScreenShot Public TV youtube video

One of the many nifty things in this video is how small local businesses and organizations are participating in the time bank as well, like this small salon, where a member of the time bank is getting her first-ever facial:


Do you volunteer in York?

Do you spend any time helping out with local community groups or projects?

We’d love to hear from you, and to get your group or organization set up with the time bank so that every volunteer’s hours can be added to their Time Bank account.

Yes, volunteering is fulfilling on its own — and a vibrant, active Time Bank is good for everybody, so reach out today!