JOIN US Thursday, June 13 at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 6:30-8:30 pm for our Welcome Summer Potluck and New Member Orientation.
See the Event Calendar for details. AND, mark your calendars now for our July 11th
Potluck and New Member Orientation in Bellevue.
The Eastside Timebank of King County, based in the communities of the eastside, is like an old-time community where neighbors help neighbors, connecting through high-tech tools. Our timebank is based on the idea that each of us has unique gifts, talents, and resources to share, and we all have needs that others can fill.
Every hour of service that a timebank member provides to someone in the community earns one hour of credit, which can be exchanged for an hour of service from another member. All services are valued equally. An online database makes it easy to see what skills and services your neighbors have to offer, and what services they need, so you can match your skills and needs with others in the community.
Examples of Skills and Services Currently Offered by Our Members
Sailing lessons, jewelry repair, massage, job coaching, computer help, budgeting, needlecraft lessons, cooking, and a lot more...
What Our Members Are Saying
"I have received a great deal of value in my first receipt of a service...I am so happy to be part of this experience!!"
"My wife and I had a member come by and give us some great pointers on how to better train our dog. I was able to help another member...with some windows that needed washing. It was a win-win for all of us."
Who Can Join?
Everyone is welcome. Unable to drive, or have limited mobility? Someone may need computer or phone work you can do from home. No computer? Use a public access computer (see resources)
, or get help from a computer buddy by phone.
After a successful pilot in Kirkland, we have now expanded throughout the eastside! See the events
page for details. Others in areas outside of that are welcome to join, but exchanges may be limited due to the distance.
See How to Join
for more info.
Want to learn more?
Find answers on our Frequently Asked Questions
page. And see our flyer
for a nice illustration of timebanking.