Happy New Year and Welcome to 2018!
Many people start the new year out with a long list of hopeful resolutions. Here at the Timebank, we have ‘Offers’ and ‘Requests’. The last couple weeks have been focused on offers. The rest of the month will be spent highlighting possible ways to help your neighbor or neighborhood organization. For those that are not members, these are current needs and wants that you could be assisting with. Also, they are a good starting point for thinking about how you can use the West Seattle Timebank.
The next steps are simple – If you are member, click on the link provided in each post to be directed to the actual ad and make contact with a member. Best case, you meet a new neighbor and learn something new. Not a member? Join us by filling out our secure online application here. We’ll get you setup and you can be on your way to earning hours and fulfilling requests.
We always have requests that begin with “Help me organize…”. Are you a person who likes to make sure everything has a place? Everyone, at one time or another, could use your help. Three opportunities are presented here. We have a member who could use some craft organization, another that could use help with ‘making order out of chaos’ in parts of her home, and another that could use some tidying up in their yard. These often seem like large jobs, but sometimes all it takes is an hour or two to get the inspiration and ideas flowing. The member often finishes on their own.
As you read requests, still consider them even if they aren’t a perfect fit. Maybe the requester has a date, time, or need constraint. Still consider reaching out, but be clear with what constraints you can and cannot meet. Sometimes you can come up with future plans or an alternate plan, even if at first it doesn’t look like a great fit.