What is Time Banking?

Time Banking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. One hour helping another earns one Time Bank Hour.

There are currently more than 200 Time Banks across the US and hundreds more around the world.

Now that’s building community!

About our TimeBank

We are a group of volunteers who in the Summer of 2012 created the Northern California Counties Time Bank.  Our vision is a community that values everyone’s skills and talents equally and where assets are utilized to ensure everyone’s needs are met. We envision an empowering and welcoming community, which is built through strong connections and relationships where all are respected.

The 5 Core values of Time Banking

Asset
 Every one of us has something of value to share with someone else.

Redefining Work There are some forms of work that money will not easily pay for, like building strong families, revitalizing neighborhoods, making democracy work, advancing social justice. Time credits were designed to reward, recognize and honor that work.

Reciprocity Helping that works as a two-way street empowers everyone involved – the receiver as well as the giver.
The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “Will you help someone too?”  Paying it forward ensures that, together, we help each other build the world we all will live in.

Social Networks Helping each other, we reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built by sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. By using time banking, we can strengthen and support these activities.

Respect Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. We strive to respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.

Our Vision

Our vision is a community that values everyone’s skills and talents equally and where assets are utilized to ensure everyone’s needs are met. We envision an empowering and welcoming community, which is built through strong connections and relationships where all are respected.

What our members are exchanging

Previous exchanges include: Gardening, Cooking, Shopping, Yoga, Sewing, Giving and getting rides, Childcare, Hiking groups, Tutoring kids, Help writing grants, Rides to the airport, Singing lessons, Spanish lessons, Massage, Acupuncture, Party planning, Car repair, and so much more…

Take a look at h0urworld and see what exchanges are currently being offered.