Hello and welcome to The Together We Can Time Bank!
The requirements of the Together We Can Time Bank are that individuals, families, or organizations joining this time bank be located in Newburgh, NY or in a neighboring town or city. For those outside the greater Newburgh area, membership in our sister time bank, The Hudson Valley Hour Exchange, is recommended. For more information on The Hudson Valley Hour Exchange, visit: www.hudsonvalleyhourexchange.org.
There is a small fee for membership in the Together We Can Time Bank. This fee covers the cost of membership with Timebanks USA, the organization that organizes time banks worldwide and provides the Community Weaver online time banking platform. The fee schedule for membership in the Together We Can Time Bank is $10 for an individual membership, $20 for a household membership, and $50 for an organizational membership. Payments can be made via check or Paypal to Individuals Making Positive Advancements in their Communities Together, Inc. (or) IMPACT!,Inc. Checks can be sent to: Together We Can Time Bank, 120 South Street, Newburgh NY 12550. A link to our Paypal payment system can be found on our payments page.
We value all members of our community and make every effort to accomodate members who are not able to pay the membership fee. Members who do not have the ability to pay the membership fee may choose to donate time in our time banking system to a Together We Can Time Bank function, a time banking request from IMPACT!, Inc. or another administrator-approved activity. Time payment will be 5 hours for an individual, 10 hours for a household, and 10 hours for an organization.
For members unable to pay a membership fee or pay in time credits, payment by item donation is also accepted. For donation of items to the Together We Can Time Bank, the item must be in good condition, be an item the time bank has current need for, and the donation must be approved by a Together We Can Time Bank administrator. If this is how a member must pay because of inability to pay in monetary or time credit payments, they must contact a Together We Can Time Bank administrator to discuss their item donation.
Individual members of the Together We Can Time Bank must be at least 18 years of age. Community members under the age of 18 can participate in the time bank via a household membership in Together We Can Time Bank. All time-banking activities for individuals under 18 years of age must be approved by a legal guardian. Together We Can Time Bank members shall speak with a minor's legal guardian prior to exchanging with the household if the youth will be performing a service unsupervised by the legal guardians of the household.
All time banking exchanges must be done for free. No monetary payment shall be exchanged between members for services exchanged. Additionally, no physical goods shall be exchanged as "payment" for services of a Together We Can Time Bank member. Payment for services exchanged in the Together We Can Time Bank shall be in the form of time credits only.
Members of the Together We Can Time Bank are asked to meet with a Together We Can Time Bank administrator to fill out an asset-based skills and interests inventory. Many people do not realize the skills they possess and how valuable these skills can be to others. Simple things like yard work, driving, grocery shopping, or cooking are all skills that can be offered in the Together We Can Time Bank and can be greatly helpful and beneficial to others. We ask that all of our members complete a Together We Can asset-based skills and interests inventory to learn how they may be able to contribute to the time bank and support others in the greater Newburgh community.
Thank you for being willing to step-up and contribute to your community through time banking. We look forward to seeing you at a Together We Can Time Bank event! If you have any question, comments, suggestions, or other items for discussion, please don't hesitate to contact an administrator of the Together We Can Time Bank. Together we can build a stronger Newburgh. Let's get it!
Damian M. DePauw and The Together We Can Time Bank team.