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Plymouth Canton Timebank looking for Coordinator

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Joined: 02/09/2009

Wanted: Plymouth-Canton area Timebank Coordinator
To run the day-to-day operation of the Plymouth-Canton area Time Bank by recruiting and nurturing members, matching them with requirements, and keeping time credit accounts. To engage and develop relationships with local partners, and build the reputation and effectiveness of the Time Bank. Part-time 5 -10 hours/week paid position with room for expansion. Must be a Canton or Plymouth resident.

The closing date for expressions of interest will be Friday, October 29th, 2010.

Please send an email detailing your experience of below listed requirements to Plymouth Canton Citizens for Diversity and Inclusion at

If you have any questions about any aspect of this role, please contact us on 800-871-9012 or via email at

Pamela R. Pratt
Joined: 10/23/2010

I'm not sure what a time bank is....but I'd be interested in learning.

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Joined: 02/09/2009

TimeBanking is an exchange system. People help each other and receive credits for their service. Anyone who helps another member earns one time dollar per hour, which they can then spend on an hour of service from anyone else in the network. TimeBanking is a way to value the work we do for others in our community and the work we do in building that community. Instead of going without things because we don't have the needed social support or cannot afford to pay someone with money, we exchange time.

As budgets shrink and expenses grow, it's time for us to use the many wonderful assets of all residents of Plymouth and Canton, matching unmet needs with unused resources. We each have talents and skills that someone else values. By sharing them, we can create community one hour at a time.

We have students at Starkweather alternative school that need rides to school, mentors and tutors, and can offer raking leaves, mowing lawns, shoveling snow, computer work, filing, answering phones. We also have disabled individuals that can help to pack marketing packets, clean homes, stuff envelopes for individuals or organizations. We are also working to get organizations and companies involved to offer their services to communities in order to get volunteers to help them with events, mailings, packing, painting etc..

We have 3 community informational sessions for those who want to find out about it and join:
 Saturday, October 30th, 9-11:30am
Big Boy, 45250 Ford Road, Canton

 Monday, November 1st, 6:30-8pm
Karma Coffee Shop, 3015 S.Wayne Rd, Wayne

 Wednesday, November 3rd, 9:30-11:30am, Panera Bread, 400 S.Main St, Plymouth