The possibilities for exchanging are truly endless. SSTB members can exchange individually with each other, and exchanges can be made in-person or done remotely. Members can also offer a class as part of a one-to-many exchange. Here's an overview of some of the different ways of exchanging:
One to Many Exchanges
Members can offer classes, for both SSTB members and non-members, and receive timebank hours based upon the prep time and actual class time.
The Silver Spring Timebank encourages community businesses and nonprofits to join as organizational members. By sharing our local resources and the skills and assets of our community members, we can build a more connected community, one hour at a time.
The hOurworld software offers members the chance to create groups within the SSTB. This is a great way for members to self-organize and connect with others with similar interests. Current groups include dog-lovers, film discussion, babysitting, and more.
Community Time Chest
SSTB members who have a sudden and/or temporary need for extensive help, such as after an accident or surgery can turn to the Silver Spring Timebank for support. The Community Time Chest (CTC) provides support for up to two weeks with such things as very light housekeeping, errands and rides to appointments, giving the recipient time to organize friends, family, or professional services for further care needed. Members in need can contact the Community Time Chest coordinator with their needs, and the coordinator will find SSTB member helpers.
SSTB members can donate hours to the Community Time Chest which will cover the hours provided by the coordinator and any members who offer to help the member in need. Contact the SSTB leadership team at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate hours, to ask for CTC support or to share your interest in becoming a Community Time Chest coordinator.