15. January 2011 22:25
Time banking allows people to pay for services like gardening, accounting, cleaning or web design without having to use money. Instead, someone can use the credit they have built up in their time bank account by doing jobs for other people to pay for the services they need.
Possibly the biggest advantage of time banking is that you don't need money to access services and skills all you need is a bit of spare time and a skill that someone else can use. This is where 65hours comes in to provide an easy to way to match people with skills to people who have a need for that skill.
Traditionally time banking has been used as a way to encourage community and to bring people closer together by providing mutual support, valuing the skills people have and encouraging personal interaction. Time Banking UK works to promote time banking in relatively small physical communities and provides some great information on this form of time banking. 65hours aims to make time banking easily accessible to a wider audience whilst also introducing features that encourage the community aspects of physically located time banks.
So, if time banking sounds good to you, register with 65hours now - it only takes a few seconds and you get 2 hours of credit in your account to get you started.