Local Exchange News
A service exchange or time bank is a network of individual, organizational 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.
Our mission: TimeBank Boulder provides a social networking system for front range individuals and organizations to engage in the non-money-based exchanges of services and resources.
Our vision: The vision of TimeBank Boulder is to create a social environment founded on a sharing economy that facilitates connection and cooperation; sharing of time, talent, skills, and resources; encourages service to others; and fosters a healthy community capable of meeting many needs without money.
Our Core Values:
ï‚· Assets: Every individual has valuable skills, talents, and knowledge to share
ï‚· Reciprocity: We gracefully serve others and gracefully receive the service of others
ï‚· Responsibility: The health and success of the community depends on each of us participating
ï‚· Respect: Every individual is equally accepted, honored, and held accountable
ï‚· Community: By helping each other, we build social capital and develop strong bonds of friendship, trust, and support.