Description & History
TimeBanksNYC is a free resource for connecting individuals who recognize that each person has talents to share, and that the overall community is strengthened when neighbors help one another. For each hour a TimeBanksNYC member spends providing a service or sharing a skill with another member, she or he earns a "time credit" for the exchange. This "time credit" can then be redeemed for a service from someone else in the network, and so on.
TimeBanksNYC is a part of NYC Service, Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to promote community service and volunteerism throughout New York City.
TimeBanksNYC is also a part of Age-Friendly NYC, a collaboration among the Mayor's Office, City Council, and the New York Academy of Medicine to enhance New York's status as one of the world's most livable cities for older adults.
TimeBanksNYC is administered by the NYC Department for the Aging in partnership with the Aging in New York Fund.