We have various special programs within the Time Trade Circle that complement the usual trading that goes on. These programs help connect members and give them more chances to trade. These are some of our established projects and subgroups.
Sometimes we have organizations as members, such as the Margaret Fuller House. They contribute things to the TTC such as space, admin help, etc. and in exchange they get members to volunteer for their organization.
TTC Care Group
The Care Group exists to help members who have a sudden and/or temporary need for extensive help, such as after an accident or surgery. The Care Group provides support for up to two weeks with such things as very light housekeeping, errands, and rides to appointments, giving the recipient time to organize friends, family or professional services for further care needed. Members in need can contact Care Coordinators with their needs, and the Coordinators will find helpers. The program has a bank of "free" hours to "pay" helpers if the recipient's hours get used up.
Many people in the TTC are interested in giving and/or receiving childcare but have to be careful about who they and their children feel comfortable with. The childcare group organizer keeps a list of interested members with more information specific to their childcare needs and skills. She also organizes periodic meetups so that members can meet each other and their children before they choose who to trade with.
Dog care Group
Many people in the TTC are interested in giving and/or receiving dog care but have to be careful about who they and their dogs feel comfortable with. The dog care group organizer organizes periodic meetups so that members can meet each other and their dogs before they choose who to trade with.
Interest Groups & Outings
Our members are invited to organize smaller Time Trade Circle events focused on a certain topic or interest. For example, a book club, a knitting circle, or a games night. It could also be a group outing, like a trip to a museum or park. This helps members connect with people and make friends within our community and the organizer can earn hours for doing it.