Projects initiated through the Dane County TimeBank provide solutions for challenges identified by the community as unmet needs. Involvement with a community project is one way to make connections in the TimeBank, while supporting vital services. We encourage the participation of organizational and individual members in supporting these innovative projects. TimeBank staff are available for consultation to build similar initiatives in your community.

Restorative Justice

Dane County TimeBank and Restorative Justice 
The Dane County TimeBank has been practicing restorative justice work in Dane County and within the schools. This work has included responsive restorative conversations that offer an anti-racist framework and restorative justice circles.  
What is Restorative

The Garden Project

The TimeBank's Garden Project was started in 2013, organized by a group of motivated TimeBank members interested in sharing time and resources to build gardens where ground was otherwise being unused - front yards, back yards, terrace areas, and other open space. The project aims to educate and engage our


Drivers for the TimeBank's transportation project help people needing rides to access safe transport. Rides can be for health related appointments, rides to food pantries or the grocery store, employment, social and recreational opportunities, errands and appointments, and more. Approved drivers receive

Mutual Aid Networks

We describe our form of Mutual Aid Networks (of course actual mutual aid networks have always been around, in every living system) as:
a new type of networked cooperative, designed to create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.http://

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 making wellness related activities available to TimeBank members.

Maxine's TimeBank Store

Maxine's TimeBank Store is a place to exchange TimeBank Hours for new and gently-used clothing, toys, books, dishes, jewelry, home decor, equipment, supplies, and more. All are welcome to shop!

Sewing for A Healthy Community - A Covid-19 Response Project

Do you sew? We need your help! We know the impacts of Covid-19 are hitting black, brown, and poor communities the hardest. We’re aiming to get 500 masks made within the next few weeks to give away within these communities.
Please join us by either sewing masks, donating masks, or donating money to

Transformative Action Network

What is the Transformative Action Network (TAN)? 
Transformative Action Network members are committed to co-conspirator abolitionist action, in line with restorative justice principles.  
By learning to relate effectively with racism and interrupt patterns of white supremacist culture, TAN members become