http://LBTimeExchange.com
425 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone (562) 786-6081

326 MEMBERS. 19,646 HOURS EXCHANGED.

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Welcome to The Long Beach Time Exchange!

The Long Beach Time Exchange is a time banking community, where members use an alternative currency called time credits to exchange skills and services.

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Members earn one time credit for each hour that they help others, and spend one time credit for each hour that they receive a favor, service, or lesson from another. In the process of completing time exchanges, we learn new skills and uncover our gifts, make new friends, work to create sustainability for ourselves, and our great city.

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hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!


We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

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The mission of the Long Beach Time Exchange is to build and strengthen relationships within the city of Long Beach by connecting people’s unmet needs and untapped resources.

The goals of the Long Beach Time Exchange are to:

We envision a city where:

 

CORE VALUES OF TIME BANKING

  1. Assets: Everyone is an asset. Each individual brings value to our community.
  2. Redefining work: Work that is often overlooked and undervalued relative to the market economy is valuable. Activities like providing companionship, child and elder care, and civic participation are important.
  3. Reciprocity: A one-way flow of resources is not sustainable. Helping works better as a two-way street.
  4. Social networks/community: No one should be isolated. We are stronger and healthier when we are connected to each other.
  5. Respect: We value diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and strive to meet people where they are.