Welcome to Ryde Timebank

At Ryde Timebank, we're all about helping each other out - everyone's got something valuable to offer, skills, knowledge, or simply their time.  With flexibility being key, you can participate as little or as often as you like. Come and help make Ryde Timebank inclusive and empowering, working together and sharing experiences as we make our already strong community even better.

How does it work?

o Have a look at the offers and requests page for inspiration of skills given and received

o Think about how you could contribute to the timebanking community and what you would like in return

o Make a profile page that says a bit about who you are

o Post or accept an offer

o Respond to a request or post a new one

o Message members regarding their offers and requests

o Once the exchange has been accepted, arrange the date and time it will take place via the messaging system on the software

o Don’t forget to record you exchanges – please note; both parties need to confirm the exchange has taken place in order for this to appear as ‘complete’.

o Remember that an hour of your time is equal to an hour of someone else’s regardless of the activity

o Time banks are based on reciprocity – members need to both give and receive hours in order for the time bank to keep going.

Here are some examples to help with understanding how it works:

1 to 1 exchange

Sam gives an hour, working in Jo's garden.

Sam earns 1 hour.

Jo spends 1 hour.

Group exchange (example 1)

Sam gives a talk about gardening to a group.

Sam earns 1 hour.

Jo and Lee go to the talk - they each spend 1 hour.

Group exchange (example 2)  

Jo runs a coffee morning for all time bank members.

Jo earns 1 hour.

Sam and Lee attend and each earn 1 hour.

Community Pot / other member

Lee has earned a lot of hours.

Lee donates 5 hours to the community pot and another 5 hours to a Jo.

The community receives 5 hours.

Jo receives 5 hours.

Lee's account is debited by 5 hours.

So – what are you waiting for? why not have a go and add an offer or request now!