The mission of the Long Beach Time Exchange is to build and strengthen relationships within the city of Long Beach by connecting people’s unmet needs and untapped resources.
We do this through the use of “time banking,” a system in which members give and receive services and skills using “time credits,” a community currency that uses time as an indicator of value.
The concept is simple: One hour equals one credit, regardless of the service given, from dog-walking to graphic design, community organizing to tutoring, cooking lessons to massage therapy.
While our system uses a web-based software called Community Weaver, this meetup group is designed to help coordinate our monthly gatherings for 370+ existing members, and folks interested in learning more or becoming members.
A community-based, member-run grassroots organization, the Long Beach Time Exchange is fiscally sponsored by Catalyst Community, a 501c3 nonprofit. We are also a key partner of the Building Healthy Communities initiative in Long Beach.