All members of the College community are welcomed into the Bryn Mawr College Time Bank, which is both a system and a community that encourages its members to use time and talent, rather than dollars and cents, as currency.
Time banks are built upon the basic premise that everyone has skills to offer, and skills for which they need to rely on others. By participating in a time bank, members are pledging to build community, break down barriers, and simply help each other.
Time banking offers a way to connect unmet needs with untapped resources while promoting reciprocity rather than volunteerism. For every hour you spend helping someone, a Time Dollar is deposited into your account. A Time Dollar is withdrawn for every hour you receive help from someone else. Every hour is worth one Time Dollar, regardless of the services or skills exchanged.
Contact Jessica Hollinger Vinson for information.