Projects

Projects initiated through the Dane County TimeBank provide solutions for challenges identified by the community as unmet needs. Involvement with a community project is one way to make connections in the TimeBank, while supporting vital services. We encourage the participation of organizational and individual members in supporting these innovative projects. TimeBank staff are available for consultation to build similar initiatives in your community.

Restorative Justice

The Dane County TimeBank’s Restorative Justice work is centered around the belief that all people are interconnected and have tremendous value. Grounded in the core values of timebanking - respect, assets, reciprocity, social capital, and redefining work, we are able to both give and receive support through this project. Through restorative justice we celebrate and support one another in our communities, and when harm happens we address it as a community, in our communities, with the support of our communities.

Maxine's TimeBank Store

Maxine's TimeBank Store is a place to exchange TimeBank Hours for new and gently-used clothing, toys, books, dishes, jewelry, home decor, equipment, supplies, and more. All are welcome to shop!

Healthy Community Economy

This project has yielded an experiment in developing and implementing a new type of networked cooperative, Mutual Aid Networks, designed to ‘create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.’ A pilot is forming here in Madison Wisconsin with the Dane County TimeBank as one of its founding members. Learn more at MutualAidNetwork.org. Learn about its development at the Mutual Aid Network Blog, going back to the project’s inception as a DCTB project in 2010.

The Wellness Project

The Wellness Project is a collaborative effort of the Dane County TimeBank and community partners dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our community through making wellness related activities available to TimeBank members.

Transportation Project

Drivers for the TimeBank's transportation project help people needing rides to access safe transport. Rides can be for health related appointments, rides to food pantries or the grocery store, employment, social and recreational opportunities, misc. errands and appointments, and more. Approved drivers receive TimeBank hours for their time driving and earn gift cards for driving members. In collaboration with Dane County Transportation Services and local health providers, the TimeBank's transportation project fills gaps in services for those needing access to transportation resources. Drivers participating in the Transportation Project go through a higher level background check facilitated by Dane County Human Services.