The West Seattle Timebank

Timebanking is “an exchange of services between neighbors,” a concept which has spread to 350 timebanks across the U.S., including this one, founded in West Seattle four years ago. This Timebank now serves White Center and Burien as well as West Seattle. West Seattle Timebank now has over 250 members. If you spend time helping a member — say, you go wash your neighbors’ windows — that time you spend goes in the bank so you can use it to get help with something that you want. We are a member of TimebanksUSASound Generations supports us in completing background checks for all members.

We aim to have a diverse membership and continually reach out to various cultural communities in the area. Working with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, White Center Community Development Association and Southwest Youth and Family Services, among others, we are able to provide a variety of translated materials about getting started with the West Seattle Timebank.

Family participation is important to us and we commonly have meal and activities for kids at community gatherings.

Who We Are

The West Seattle Timebank has a volunteer board that keeps things running smoothly. We have elections every two years. Members are always welcome to attend board meetings and participate in committees.

  • President: Tamsen Spengler
  • Vice President for Burien: Grace Stiller
  • Vice President for West Seattle: Julie Garbutt
  • Vice President for White Center: vacant
  • Secretary: Katie Kramer
  • Treasurer: vacant

To reach anyone on the board, use the Contact Us form. Or, if you are a Timebank member, log in to the member exchange site and send a message directly.


Tell Us What You Think!

Members, what would you like to see on this page or our websites? What do you think of the Timebank, and what would make it better? Contact Us and let us know.