11/8: TimeBanking Program
Consider attending the TimeBanking orientation program to be held at the Warm Hearth Village Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 10:45-12:00. This is an LLI community service event. No fee, no registration necessary. You are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors to learn more about this great new initiative in Blacksburg.
Ellen Stewart is the Project Coordinator for the TimeBank. She looks forward to sharing with you how this exchange of talents can work to enhance your life and the sense of community.
Your host for this event is Don Creamer, who may be willing to offer a scotch tasting as his contribution in exchange for some service that you may be willing to volunteer!
Here is more information on the TimeBank:
A TimeBank helps to connect people to exchange skills and services, using time rather than dollars. When members provide one hour of service for someone, they earn one Time Credit. They can then spend this Time Credit by receiving an hour of service from someone else. The possibilities for exchange are endless and may include home repair, animal care, yard work, cooking lessons, computer instruction, etc. All services are valued equally, and all members are respected for what they have to offer. It is an old idea made new—the idea that our community is stronger when neighbors make a practice of helping each other.
The New River Valley TimeBank was started in 2016 with support from the NRV HOME Consortium, the Town of Blacksburg, the Community Foundation of the NRV, and the Blacksburg Chapter of AARP. It anticipates having over 150 members by the end of this year. In this orientation session, participants will learn how the TimeBank works and the ins and outs of setting up a personal account to exchange skills and services.