Sharing The Load

The secret of successful timebanking is sharing out the load by doing the things that you enjoy doing and letting others do what they enjoy doing for you.

That applies as much to running the time bank as it does to the more general exchange of skills. To get started you will need a small group, at least six of you, willing to spend four or five hours a month on your time banking project.

Each of them will need to:


Every new time bank member will need to agree to the content of the Members Handbook which Timebanking UK will provide you. You can alter the wording to suit your community. It contains the following:

↣ A question and answer section about the basics of timebanking

↣ What to do if you cannot make a time exchange

↣ What to do if something goes wrong

↣ A risk assessment section

↣ A code of conduct which everyone has to agree to

Once the handbook has been read, the time bank member can take it home to refer to.