Now, this is completely dependent on the network operator. The network can have anything from a single one-node validating notary to hundreds of pooled non-validating notaries.
You have mentioned that bank nodes are joining and leaving the notary service at will. This comes under the Proof of Work consensus algorithm, however, it is not a property of consensus algorithms generally. If you want to adopt this mode, use a suitable consensus algorithm for your notary pool. This way, you could have to contribute to the notary pool full-time.
In your case, prefer paid third-parties to provide the notary pool.