How to join

Step 1: Complete a Membership Application through  

Hourworld is where we have our database for our members to make exchanges. Hourworld serves as the host to hundreds of other time bank databases around the world.

Step 2: Attend an orientation. Orientations are held the first Sunday of the month at 5:00 at Chico Public Library. Followed by an all member potluck at 6:00.  

Step 3:  Pay your membership donation. Annual donations are on a sliding scale – we invite you to pay what you can afford between $10 – 50 each year. Individuals unable to pay donations may work for the Time Bank (ie, helping at events) in exchange for membership. The easiest way to pay your donation is using a credit card by clicking on the link below, then clicking on the orange “Donate Now” button at the connected website. You are also welcome to mail us a check to The North Valley Community Foundation, 240 Main Street, Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928.  Please be sure to make the check out to The North Valley Community Foundation, with Northern CA Counties Time Bank in the memo line.

Step 4: Read the Member Policies and sign our Membership Agreement.

You will receive an email that your membership has been accepted.

Step 5: Create your profile on 

The easiest way to get started in Hourworld is to click on “My To Do List.” You will see a list of options for setting up your account. Click on the first one, “Hobbies and Interests”, and you can add a short bio about yourself.  We are glad to give you more guidance during any of our orientations. 

Step 6: Start trading. Meet new friends. Build community.