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Northeast Ohio TimeBank

Quickly using the timebank for crisis response

Organizers with the Northeast Ohio TimeBank recognize the extreme challenge of responding to the immediate and ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 outbreak.  We want to help in any way that we can, and along with organizers with the Cleveland Pandemic Response, we welcome anyone who wants to find or offer help to list their requests and offers here.

First steps

We want this to be as easy for you as possible, so that you can quickly connect with each other to help each other during this crisis.  If you need any help with the timebank, please send our coordinators a message, and we'll be happy to work with you to get started!

Click Join to begin creating a new member account, and the timebank will send you a notification email. (Please check your spam folder if you do not see it quickly.)

After you have confirmed your email address by clicking on the link in the notification, a coordinator will need to approve your membership before you will have member access to this timebank.  Once your membership has been approved, please add some details to your member profile.

If you have a need

If there is something that you need, please post a request.  You can provide a title and a description, and it would help others find your request if you note some categories and relevant communities.

If you have something to offer

If you are willing to help someone with a task that they can't accomplish by themselves, or if you have something that someone else might need, please use the offers form to add these.  Here, too, adding categories and relevant communities can help people find your offers quickly.

Finding each other

At any time, you can look for what offers and requests other people have posted (in the main menu of timebank functions), and you can connect with the person who posted them to arrange for help.  Also, some timebank users have volunteered to be coordinators, and they will keep an eye out for when certain requests seem to match other offers.

Going further with the timebank

The timebank has a system for acknowledging when someone provides you with help or something you need.  If you want to learn more about that and other timebank features, please check out the full "Getting Started" guide.

Please send us a message if you want to volunteer to help people connect with each other using the timebank, or if you want to teach people how to use the system.