Practice

Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank

The Timebank is a free online directory that covers the entire bay area. It's an open source accounting system that encourages community self-help by facilitating exchanges of services and goods.

For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one hour to give to someone to do something for you. The currency is time and everyone's time is equal.


How to get started


How to make a Timebank Exchange

    Example 1. You need help moving a sofa.
    Option - Create a request asking for help with the amount of time it should take and date it needs to be done by.

    Example 2. You want to start a garden.
    Option – Create a request for a local green thumb.

    Example 3. You have extra pumpkins from your garden.
    Option - Create an offer with an hour value for your goods.

    Example 4. You can help organize a cluttered room.
    Option - Create an offer with an estimate of the time it will take to complete.