Dane County Time Bank
Increasing efficiency, opportunity, and resource sharing through mutually beneficial exchange -- Building community ties and self-sufficiency for individuals and organizations in Dane County.
TimeBank members are a caring and interconnected community of people who help each other by sharing their abilities, talents, and experiences. When members provide a service for another member, they earn one TimeBank Hour for each hour they spend providing the service – everyone’s time and talents are valued equally. Members exchange each TimeBank Hour they earn for an hour of service from someone else within the network. Using this framework, projects initiated through the Dane County TimeBank provide solutions for challenges identified by the community in which all contributors are rewarded for their work. The things we do are not just favors or volunteering. We give and receive. We need each other. Everybody counts.
Current Projects include Youth Court and Restorative Justice, Transportation, Inclusion, Wellness, Healthy Community Economies, and more.
"TimeBank provides an infrastructure so that a broad pool of resources is available to people through its wide membership and assortment of skill sharing. I applaud their approach that conveys help as a mutual activity, as this shifts a mindset of dependency and entitlement to one of capacity and generosity."
– Susan Corrado, Project Coordinator, Allied Wellness Cooperative
"Through the TimeBank, the East Madison Community Center (EMCC) has been able to connect community members together to share their talents. As a member of the TimeBank, EMCC offered several new activities including personal fitness, Tai Chi, yoga, and Mandala art. These opportunities exposed residents in the EMCC neighborhood to new activities which otherwise would not be available to them, especially those who have low-incomes and little or no disposable income."
– Regina Lloren; former Assistant Director, East Madison Community Center
"The Dane County TimeBank has helped overcome obstacles people have accessing their community, by assisting with filling the gaps that exist in transportation. The TimeBank has also allowed folks an opportunity to give back to the community, by sharing gifts they have to offer (mowing lawns, shoveling snow, providing rides, volunteering at community centers, etc.)."
– Tom Veek; Support Broker, ARC-Wisconsin
1202 Williamson St. Suite 107
Madison, WI 53703