Tulare County Time Exchange

Peace, abundance and sharing through equality in exchange.

How to make a Timebank Exchange

  • Timebank exchanges work with request and offers.
A request is when you need a service, or good.
An offer is when you have a service, or good you want to share.

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.
  • You can also use the timebank by searching the directory and profiles with the keyword search function and contact members directly to see if they have something to exchange.
  • You can talk to people in person or gather at a community event and agree to give credit through the timebank.
  • After the exchange the person who received the service, or goods transfers the agreed upon number of hours to the person who shared the service, or goods.
  • Go to the Profile Page of the person you want to transfer hours to.
    Under the profile picture, click on "Give Credit" and send some words of thanks
  • Go ahead, spend your time (not money - it’s free) and become a member. Then get your neighbors on board.
  • Think about what services you could offer to your neighbors and what services you could use some help with.  We recognize that each person has talents to share, and that the overall community is strengthened when neighbors help one another. Instead of separating our community into those who need and those who provide, we recognize that we all have needs and gifts to share. By both giving AND receiving, we learn to appreciate the value of each and every member and also come to believe in the value of our own contributions.

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Tulare CA 93274

Phone 5593006811


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Welcome to Your service exchange time bank, this is a network of individuals, organizations and business 'members' that provide services, track and bank their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. A service exchange is NOT a barter network, since nothing is 'exchanged'. One 'member' provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so.

5 Core Values of Timebanking


We are all assets.

We all have something to give.

Redefining Work

Some work is beyond price.

Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable. That kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.


Helping works better as a two-way street.

The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”

Social Networks

We need each other.

Networks are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships are built on commitment.


Every human being matters.

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