Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Give a little, get a little

Back on Track Charleston is a way for local residents to exchange services. This time bank service is intended to reduce financial burden and strengthen connections in the community. It's all about paying it forward.

To use a time bank, you spend an hour doing something for another person, and in exchange you receive a time dollar. You can then turn around and spend that dollar having someone do something for you. There's no money involved in this exchange of services.

Once you become a member, log into the site to view services offered or to make a request for yourself. The topics are grouped into categories, including community activities, education, and wellness.

Back on Track Charleston also plans to expand their service by opening a resource center for assistance with writing resumes and learning interviewing techniques. Visit their website to stay posted on their plan for a resource center and to set up a free account for the time bank.

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