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York Time Bank

Can you timebank that?

A quick clarification on what is and isn’t time bankable:
Exchanges of time are time bankable — the skills or service exchanged between time bank members. Both parties in an exchange must be members of the time bank in order for an exchange of services to be time bankable.

Exchanges of products are not handled by the time bank.

So, for example:

A time bank member who is a potter offering their service as a potter to make customized pottery.
The clay, glazes, and other physical materials used to make the pottery would be paid for with money, and is a transaction between those time bank members and does not take place on the time bank platform.

A time bank member who has construction skills offering their services to build a set of shelves.
Time bank credits can be used for the time designing the shelves, sourcing materials, and building the shelves, etc. The materials used would be paid for with money, and is a transaction between those time bank members and does not take place on the time bank platform.

A time bank member offering web design skills to build a website.
Time bank credits can be used for the time spent designing, writing, setting up the site, sourcing and editing photos, etc. The digital materials such as web hosting services, domain registration, etc. would be paid for with money, and is a transaction between those time bank members and does not take place on the time bank platform.

The time bank is a platform to enable to exchange of skills and services between time bank members.
Time banking is not barter, and time bank members may not exchange time for products, only time.