The Wellness Project
The Wellness Project is a collaborative effort of the Dane County TimeBank and community partners dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our community through quality meals, companionship, information to enable healthy living, and access to essential services.
The Wellness Project includes the services of community members who support the physical, emotional, and mental health of our community. The Wellness Project seeks to increase access to a wide range of services including medical health models, dentistry, nutritional and herbal counseling, acupuncture, yoga, massage, chiropractic, cranial sacral, and access to quality foods and connection with community. This effort places value on the health of the individual within the community, and the Wellness Project aims to provide opportunities to build sustainable systems for self-care and strong networks of support. We are working on creating new models for access to health services with fewer obstacles and more possibilities.
A corps of committed volunteers work as a community to create a space for warm companionship served up with a seasonal soup, fresh salad, and locally baked bread. Each meal begins with an experiential workshop for self care, healing, and/or healthy living. Events are offered by donation of $$, TimeBank Hours, or help with the co-creation of the event - and open to all people (you do not need to be a timebank member to attend). Please check Upcoming Events for details on upcoming Wellness Workshops.
Seed grants from the Williamson Street Co-op Reinvestment Fund and the PC Foundation help support costs related to production of events. Donations at events help sustain the fund to continue offering free meals and programming for the community. We welcome your support via timebank hours (to the Wellness Project) or financial donations for future programs.
Opportunities for TimeBank Members
You can earn TimeBank hours for helping the Wellness Project in a number of ways - a couple hours a month gives you a great way to support other people, feed your mind and body, and to make connections with others in the community. Sign-up to help today!
- Behind the Scenes: Be part of the cooking crew or help with set-up or clean-up or be available to help people with their TimeBank account (coordinators).
- Promotion of Events: Good at spreading the word? - Call members who don't use the internet to let them know what is coming up or help to circulate information in your community. Begin a Wellness Workshop series in your community - We'll help you get started.
- Provide a workshop or service: Have a skill to share and can provide an experiential workshop? Want to contribute a skill at an upcoming Wellness Fair? This is a great forum to provide community service and introduce your skills to folks interested in healthy living.
Become a Community Partner
Health and wellness practitioners can become partners with the Dane County TimeBank - offering one time workshops on health related topics or by accepting TimeBank hours for regular services. To find out more about becoming a partner, please call 608-663-0400 or email the Dane County TimeBank.