Whittier Time Bank
The Whittier Time Bank facilitates skill-sharing and skill-building to promote reciprocity and community self-reliance.
Our programs include the Neighborhood Work Exchange (join here), a group of volunteers who earn service credits (time dollars) for providing professional or neighborly services to other members. Time dollars can also be traded for education in our hands-on skill-building workshops offered in collaboration with Trade School L.A. Workshops have included fruit tree grafting, beekeeping, biodiesel, etc. Neighborhood Work Exchange members have also leveraged time dollars to organize backyard farms, fruit picks, a Free Café, and more.
We Are A Network of Catalysts
Whittier Time Bank Merges with Catalyst Network of Communities
Throughout 2014, the Whittier Time Bank steering committed discussed re-branding to reflect the time bank's work in sharing, skill-building, local food access, community-supported agriculture, waste stream diversion, leadership training, and coalition-building.
An invitation to merge with Catalyst Network of Communities -- our partner in the Whittier Free Store project -- resolved this question. Catalyst is a nonprofit social impact organization which helps people connect, collaborate, and share resources.
The Whittier Time Bank is now a project of Catalyst Network of Communities. Join us!
Time Bank Newsletter Renamed "Sustainable Whittier"
The Whittier Time Bank newsletter, now entering its fourth year of publication, was renamed Sustainable Whittier and is available as a local news kiosk to promote events that benefit the community.
The newsletter's mission is connecting people to skill building & sharing events for community self-reliance & earth justice. Sign up for the Sustainable Newsletter newsletter here.
To publish an article in Sustainable Whittier, please review our submission guidelines.
The Whittier Time Bank operates on the truth that every person has something to give. Time banking's system of reciprocal exchange means that recipients of service are also providers of service. Time banking's self-organizing design offers strengths-based volunteer job placement for rewarding, meaningful skill-sharing.
Our vision is to create a more self-reliant community through neighborly sharing, volunteerism, education, and sustainable practices.