Welcome to the World Heritage Catalysis TimeBank!

A resource for the World Heritage Community

If you are a person with appreciation for cultural and natural heritage, and have a specific interest in or knowledge of UNESCO designated World Heritage, you can consider yourself a member of the global World Heritage CommunityThere are currently 1073 World Heritage sites of Outstanding Universal Value across the World, with millions of people, organisations and businesses associated. 


Let's unite in linking heritage with actions for sustainable development!


Linking heritage with actions for sustainable development

Our mission is to, in support of the World Heritage Community, create and sustain a supportive, reciprocal network where all members are empowered, respected and equally valued for their time, talents and contributions, and were World Heritage is considered a valuable resource in sustainable development.

Our Core Values:

  • Human assets: Everyone has something to offer;
  • Responsibility: We should all strive, through our actions and choices, to be agents for positive change;
  • Redefining work: Building community, supporting other individuals, protecting culture and nature are valued work;
  • Reciprocity: Both giving and receiving builds trust and resilience;
  • Community: We are stronger and happier together;
  • Respect: Respect is the root of equality and peaceful co-existence.
Find out how the WHCatalysis TimeBank aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Offering a social currency

In the WHCatalysis TimeBank we apply time as currency. As everyones time is limited to 24hours a day, timebanking allows people to apply their time more wisely and at the same time contribute to community.


1 hour = 1 time credit ()


By identifying your skills and offering hours of your time, you earn time credits that may be used to redeem offers from any of the other offers in the TimeBank. Timebanking is relevant to everyone, from people who are able to access services and help they otherwise could not afford, to people who wants unique experiences when travelling.


Practical information

The following resources available to users and administrators:



While the TimeBank takes a global approach, it also hosts a number of smaller site specific or cause related groups. Please visit our project site for an overview of all groups, and contact us directly if you are interested in setting up your own group.


If you encounter any bugs while using the TimeBank, please let us know. We will do our best to solve any issues as soon as possible. Please also feel free to contact us if you have suggestions that may help us manage and improve the TimeBank. 

For more information visit World Heritage Catalysis.

Good Timebanking!