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 hOurworld 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 made possible by support from The California Endowment, and is fiscally sponsored by Community Partners, a 501(c)3 organization.