What to do if you've been given a filled in certificate: If you ARE a Time Bank member: (NOTE: The links below will take you to the new Time Bank software. If you still wish to use the old software, go here.)
Use the information on the certificate to "report hours" as you would record any transaction.
The person who gave you the certificate will be able to see this transaction and therefore will know you've redeemed the certificate.
If you ARE NOT a Time Bank member:
You'll first need to join the time bank. To do this, go here and follow the instructions. After your application has been approved, you can redeem your certificate as instructed above.
We have physical certificates you can print out and use within the community to exchange hours. You'll find two pages in this file - one page is the front side and the other is the back side of a double-sided document. Please use double-sided printing when printing this document.
You can download the share exchange certificate file after you've logged into the Time Bank of Thrive Lake County website.
Examples of use:
"Write a check" to someone who has given their time providing a service for you.
Use as a gift certificate
Recruit new time bank members.
How to fill out a certificate
Name - This is for the name of the person who is giving the certificate (that is, the name of the person who received the service or exchange)
Date of Service - This is for the date the service was performed. If the certificate is being used as a gift certificate, it is the date the certificate was given.
Phone or Email - This is for the phone or email information of the person who is giving the certificate. This is for tracking purposes.
Pay to the order of - This is for the name of the person who provided the service.
Hours - This is for the number of hours it took to perform the service. This can also be the hours a person is giving as a gift, or the hours agreed upon for any exchange between a giver and a provider.
Description of Service - This is where you'll describe the service provided. The person redeeming this certificate will use this information to determine the service category when recording the hours from the certificate onto the time bank software.
Signature - this is for the signature of the person giving the certificate (that is, the person who received the service or exchange.)
Here is an example of a completed certificate where Tom has received kite making and kite flying lessons from Ben:
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