Members Rights and Responsibilities

Every member of the TimeBank Upper Hutt has the right:

  •        To earn one Time Dollar for every hour of service provided
  •        To spend Time Credits on services offered by other members
  •        To save Time Credits in a personal account for later use
  •        To donate  Time Credits to other members
  •        To maintain privacy and confidentiality
  •        To be treated with dignity, care and respect
  •        To be valued and be treated fairly

Every member of TimeBank Upper Hutt has the responsibility:

  •        To respect the privacy and confidentiality of other members
  •        To be prompt and keep scheduled commitments
  •        To be accepting of guidance and instructions
  •        To have fun and share your experiences!


  • Fill out an application form and provide a phone number (preferably a land line) to allow our coordinator to contact you.
  • Provide 2 referees contact details
  • Agree to be police checked
  • Pay a one off membership fee
  • Attend an orientation – held monthly
  • When admin tasks are completed, fill out your profile on Community Weaver.
  • Upload a photo to your profile

Getting Started with our TimeBank:

  • Create a login and fill out your member profile.
  • Attend an orientation.
  • Post some skills and talents you have to offer other members.
  • Post some requests for skills or talents that other members can provide for you.

Ongoing Use of the TimeBank:

  • Don’t hesitate to respond to an offer or request. This is exactly how new sharing and relationships are built which strengthen our community.
  • Please respond in a timely manner to calls or emails you receive from your neighbors about the requests of offers you’ve posted.
  • After you’ve communicating with a neighbor and determining a service exchange is appropriate, make specific arrangements how to coordinate the exchange.
  • Fulfil the exchange and save a record of it in your hours account.
  • Come back and review offers and requests from other members

Do this again and again to help keep our community alive and flourishing.

Safety Policy:

To ensure that we keep our members safe, Time Bank Upper Hutt includes reference checks as well as Clean Slate Police Checks as part of our application process. All information is confidential and ensures the safety of children and vulnerable adults who are members.

Definition of a Vulnerable Person:

A vulnerable person is anyone who may be unable to take care of or protect him/herself against harm or exploitation, due to age, illness or disability.