Time Banking in Long Beach

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

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.

The services exchanged through the Long Beach Time Exchange are core functions for a healthy society— childcare, transportation, eldercare, household repairs, homework help, Spanish and ESL classes, cooking, respite care, office assistance, tutoring, yard work, small business development, companionship, housecleaning and anything else that our members decide to offer!

While many of our members use our private online software called Time and Talents  to connect to other members, we also host regular community events for members to share their skills and make connections, and are able to help members connect off-line through live coordinator assistance.

The Long Beach Time Exchange is a partner of the Long Beach Building Healthy Communities initiative, made possible by The California Endowment.