Welcome to the Santa Barbara TimeBank
How it Works
Time Banking means every time you spend an hour doing something for someone else in the Greater Santa Barbara community, that hour goes into your Time Bank account as one Time Dollar. You can spend that Time Dollar by having another Timebanker do something for you. Time Bank members use this simple Internet tool to list the services they want to give and receive. The website brings Time Bank members together, facilitates the exchange of services, and keeps track of hours exchanged. Santa Barbara Time Bank members meet each other in person and set up service exchanges at our monthly potlucks. This is a fun time to meet members of the community and discover the services that are being offered by others.
The Timebanking Premise
All service hours are equal. So here, no one's time is any more valuable or less valuable than other individuals. Time banking puts us all on equal footing; this values humanity; this values individual effort, and fosters team work and community building. If you’re drawn to work together in community then time banking is for you.
Who We Are and Who Can Join
Want to Join?
IMPORTANT: Please use your real name as your username!
Or the name the community knows you by. At least your first name and last initial.
It's really hard for the coordinators and other members to figure out who you are
when your username is an alphanumeric code or something like Love Energy. Thanks!