Our Time Bank Serves West
What's Our Time Bank?
Our Time Bank is a community of people living in the
For every hour you help another member, you earn a Time Credit. Then you can use that Time Credit to have a neighbor help you. There’s no minimum or maximum time commitment.
Unlike bartering, which places a cash value on goods and services (and is taxable), TimeBank services are traded for Time Credits (not taxable) and you don’t have to trade directly with the person who helps you.
Members use a simple internet-based system to list the services they want to give and receive and to keep track of Time Credits exchanged.
Please watch this short video overview to learn about
Our Time Bank:
OTB Video Credits:
Thanks to fellow TimeBankers Lenore Smith and Mark Eklund for creating this video for OTB! Lenore runs the Downtown LA TimeBank in-between her interviewing, filming, and editing work. She has filmed many TimeBank communities and events across the country and is preparing a documentary about TimeBanking. We will let you know when Lenore’s documentary is scheduled to air on PBS.
OTB also wishes to acknowledge and thank Board members Cathi, Melissa, Jim, Rosemary, Nicky, and Christy for their insightful commentaries captured in the video.
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