Timebank: Mission and history

Mission statement

Vision:

In our community we look out for each other and embrace diversity.

Mission:

Through exchanging skills, time and knowledge we foster relationships of trust and reciprocity. We harness the real wealth of the community and the value of each individual.

Values:

  1. We are all assets. Every person has something to contribute.
  2. Redefining work. All kinds of work need to be honoured and rewarded.
  3. Reciprocity. Relationships are about giving and receiving. “You need me” becomes “We need each other.”
  4. Social networks. People helping each other weaves communities of support, strength and trust.
  5. Respect. All of us matter and are accountable to one another.

 

A bit of history

The Original Timebank Steering GroupIn February 2011, the Newtown Community Centre held a workshop with Wellington City Council on Timebanking. It included Anneleise Hall from the successful Lyttelton Timebank.The Wellington South Timebank launched with 150 members all the way back in October 2011. Six months later, with membership growing in more than 22 suburbs, not just in the soutthern part of Wellington, the name was changed to the Wellington Timebank. We now have about 700 members from Seatoun to Johnsonville, a dedicated and active steering committee, and two Co-coordinators.

The Timebank story continues day-by-day!

For the latest news, updates and event information keep an eye on the Timebank blog and the Timebank Facebook page.