Time banking is simply about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your community. That hour goes into the Time Bank as a Time Dollar. Then you have a Time dollar to spend on having someone doing something for you. It's a simple idea, but it has powerful ripple effects in building community connections.
A few years ago, a group of people in Richmond created the Wayne County Time Bank. We set up an organizational structure, launched a website with time dollar tracking software, and even conducted a few orientation sessions. Today, the Time Bank project is dormant, but waits ready to be relaunched and promoted!