Community Timebanks

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A Community Timebank is a "sub-timebank" or "hub" within a Community Weaver site. Timebank members can choose to associate themselves and any service ads that they create with one or more Community Timebanks. If a member or of a member's offers/requests are associated with a Community Timebank, then the filters can be used to find all members or to find all offers/requests that are associated with a Community Timebank.

A Community Weaver will have to create the Community Timebank before it can be used by the timebank's members.

Members associated with a Community Timebank and service ads associated with a Community Timebank can be seen by all timebank members even if they are not associated with a Community Timebank.


Community Timebank for Members

Members can associate themselves (their timebank account) with a Community Timebank in their profile.

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click on "Edit connections"
  3. Click on the tab "Communities"
  4. To associate your account, choose one or more of the Community Timebanks. (If no Community Timebanks are listed, your coordinator has not yet set up this feature.)
  5. Click on "Save changes"

NOTE: Associating yourself with a Community Timebank does not change your visibility to other members. All timebank members can see all other timebank members even if they are associated with different Community Timebanks.


Community Timebank for Service Ads

Members can associate their offers/requests with a Community Timebank. When posting or editing a service ad:

  1. Go to the section "Link to Community Timebank ..."
  2. To associate your service ad, choose one or more of the Community Timebanks. (If no Community Timebanks are listed, your coordinator has not yet set up this feature.)

NOTE: Associating a service ad with a Community Timebank does not change its visibility. All timebank members can see all offers and requests associated with any Community Timebank.


Filtering for Community Timebank members or service ads

In the list of members, you can use the filter "Community Timebank" to show a list of members associated with a Community timebank. In the list of offers/requests, you can use the filter "Community Timebank" to show a list of offers/requests that are from a member who is associated with a Community Timebank.


Coordinator Options

  • If no Community Timebanks are visible, the coordinator has not yet created one.
  • Coordinators can create a Community Timebank by using the page at Gear Icon/Configure/Lists/Community Timebanks. As soon as a new Community Timebank is created, it will be visible to all members.