Joining the Hour Exchange Pagosa Springs, CO Time Bank is easy. Just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Review
Please read thoroughly through our website, especially our FAQs page. It includes policies and rules you must be aware of, while answering many questions you may have.
It is important to read through all of the steps below to understand the entire application process before moving on to Step 2.
Step 2: Fill Out Application
You may now Fill Out an Application Online. Be sure to write down the username and password you choose at that time so you are able to log in later. Please allow up to one or two weeks for your application to be processed and referrals to get back to us before planning on attending an Orientation Meeting.
Step 2: Processing
After your application has been received, you will be contacted by a coordinator via email upon acceptance. You will be invited to the next member orientation. All new members must attend an orientation meeting to further understand how this process works and learn the software. Your acceptance email will include the next two Orientation dates and you MUST RSVP to attend.
Step 3: Submit Membership Dues and/or Donation
Although time banking is free, it does take money to keep this non-profit community program running. We depend on membership fees and donations to cover our expenses.
Our membership fee is $25 per year. Please contact us if you are unable to make the $25 fee.
Donations are sincerely appreciated and accepted separately.
Donations supplement those with limited cash resources, pay for software, websites, hosting, marketing and other materials etc. At some point, we hope to hire a part time individual who help run our community Time Bank and money is needed for that as well.
Step 4: Orientation
Earn your first two time credit hours by attending the new member orientation. Orientations are held once or twice a month and are required. These meetings will connect you with other time bank members and give basic training on how to use the Time & Talents software. We will also be able to answer any questions at that time.
To sign up for an orientation, please make sure you’ve received a confirmation email indicating your application has been approved and welcoming you to Hour Exchange Pagosa. Choose from the dates listed in that email, view our calendar for additional dates or contact us. RSVP is required. Bring a laptop if you have one.
Step 5: Set Up an Account
After attending an orientation and paying dues, you will now be trained to properly set up your Time & Talents profile online. We’ll help you record your Orientation hours and encourage you to make an exchange with another member within 2 weeks of your Orientation date. When doing so, you can earn that time back as a bonus. Time must be recorded properly in the system, then contact us to add your bonus hours. If you have any problems, please contact us.