WHAT IS A TIME BANK?

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A neighbor-help-neighbor model that promotes users to exchange services without the use of actual money. Everyone’s time is valued equally; one hour of sharing skills or helping others is recognized by giving that person one hour as a time credit – a community loyalty point.


Timebanking is a way of spending 1 hour of time helping someone out by, e.g., accompanying someone for a doctor appointment, or doing their shopping. For every hour spent, you earn an hour in return. This can be spent on receiving an hour of someone else’s time or, where available, things like requesting for service of cooking a meal or redeeming for a free workshop.

 

HOW DOES TIME CREDITS WORK

Earn Time Credits through (1) Provide services to other users, (2) Engage in bonus box, (3) Participation in service events.

Use accumulated Time Credits to redeem for (1) Services from other users, (2) Sign up for events or exchange for items from TimeBank HK app.

All Time Credits transactions conducted in one platform digitally, at anytime, anywhere.

WHAT IS A BONUS BOX

Users to earn time credits other than providing services to other users. By completing the tasks in bonus box (such as browsing of health related promotion video or completing a questionnaire), user can earn TimeCredits. 

Allow even frail older adults to participate in the platform.

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WHO CAN JOIN

People stationed in Hong Kong aged 50+(with a smart phone).

However, we welcome anyone from the society to participate and play a role in the community in other way. You can volunteer as a helper to TimeBank HK, make a donation to support our platform etc. Contact us to understand more.

 

Whilst enjoying this platform, you could learn something new or share a skill you have like cooking or playing a musical instrument. No money is exchanged. If, however, your request does require money such as a lift in a car you would be expected to offer reasonable petrol money to the driver.

 

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