This all-volunteer, grassroots initiative sponsored by Cittaslow Sebastopol and the City of Sebastopol, assists Sebastopol residents in securing services they need or want without having to spend dollars. Instead, members provide services for each other in exchange for “Time Bank Hours.”
Why a Timebank?
It builds community, one hour at a time.
People today have “weak links.” We have lots of Facebook friends and we are connected by technology but all those likes don’t compare to connections made when neighbors help neighbors. A timebank combines the best of both worlds, using technology to provide opportunities for people to meet and help each other face to face. Strong connections lead to better a quality of life.
OUR CORE VALUES
EVERYONE IS AN ASSET.
EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE.
EVERYONE MERITS RESPECT.
ALL WORK IS EQUALLY VALUED.
WE PROMOTE BOTH GIVING AND RECEIVING.
NETWORKS ARE STRONGER THAN INDIVIDUALS AND BUILD LOCAL RESILIENCE.
The Sebastopol Area Time Bank will be holding several orientation meetings in October. Some will be during the day, some at night, some on the weekend, some during the weekday. Beginning in November, this will change to only one orientation a month.
Source: Cittaslow Sebastopol and the City of Sebastopol.