There’s a new kind of bank out there these days. One where members invest time and talent instead of money. It’s called “time banking”… where services ranging from home repairs to pet-sitting, tutoring and more are exchanged. On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we hear from two Virginia Time Banks to find out how it works, and how you can get involved.
Shenandoah Valley area Timebank
National directory of Timebanks
Go to Facebook and search “Hour Economy” for Shenandoah Valley area Timebanks, including Harrisonburg and Staunton
#1 by artisticdrama on March 29, 2014 - 9:57 pm
As a member of the Staunton Hour Economy I only have wonderful things to say about time banking. The relationships I’ve formed have literally changed my life and I am not exaggerating when I say it more than tripled my business thanks to an instant support network of fabulous people. Not to mention how being part of a time bank is extremely empowering and it’s a beautiful thing to have a “neighborhood” of people willing to let you “borrow a cup of sugar” (wash your dog, deodorize your house, teach you about small business taxes, set up a website….)
Plus, we have swaps!
I am intensely passionate about the Hour Economy as I feel like it touches each one of my core values. I am so grateful to be a part of it!!