We’re so glad you want to join the Onion River Exchange timebank. Follow the guide below and you’ll be signed up right quick!

First:   Sign Up Online

  1. Go to the Onion River Exchange online timebank.
  2. Click on “Join”to create your account in the timebank software.
  3. Enter your email address, first and last name and your password.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Save”
  5. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address.
  6. If you do not see this email in your inbox, please check your spam folder AND add that email address to your contacts.
  7. Click on the link provided in the email to confirm your email address.
  8. Login and complete your profile  and upload your picture.

Second: Submit a timebank member agreement form

This form is available by contacting the ORE coordinator, picking one up at the Onion River Exchange Office, or downloading it here: ORE Timebank Member Agreement Form If you’re representing an organization or business, use this form: ORE Organizational Enrollment Form.

If you want to use the ORE Tool Library, please also read the Tool Library Lending Policy and sign and submit the Tool Library Liability Waiver.

Please fill out and submit these forms to ORE, 46 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602


Third: Pay your annual timebank membership fee

In order to meet the costs of of managing the timebank and tool library, we ask for an annual fee.

  • $25 per individual (each individual has a separate account)
  • $40 per household  (A household family or group of people living in the same house or apartment. Each member of the household needs to create their own account in the timebank software.)
  • $100 per organization

If the fee is a stumbling block for your, please contact us.  Contributions of time to support the timebank with outreach, fundraising, office assistance can be be used for the annual contribution. Right now we especially looking for timebank members to take on office tasks.

Come to an orientation

Come to a timebank orientation. See the ORE calendar for the next orientations, or check in with the ORE office. The orientations are places where you can meet other new and experienced   timebankers, where you can learning about how timebanking works and than also practice using the online timebanking software called Community weaver.

Please come to a Timebankers Orientation within 6 months of being approved as a member in the timebank. Look up the dates of the next orientation on the ORE calendar, or check in with the ORE office.

ORE Timebank Member Handbook

Learn about the ORE Timebank and Tool Library, our policies, guidelines for making exchanges of services, the history and structure of ORE, etc. Download and read the ORE Timebank Member Handbook.

Using the ORE Timebank

After you have submitted your application, paid your annual dues, and we have completed  the background checks, we will approve you to use the Onion River Exchange timebank. You may then begin exchanging!
Please come to a Timebankers Orientation within the next 6 months. Look up the dates of the next orientation on the ORE calendar, or check in with the ORE office.

The Member Guide – ORE Timebank Software will help you to get started using Community Weaver, the online timebanking software.