Core Values of TimeBanking


The real wealth of a society is its people.  Every human being can be a builder and a contributor, and everyone has something to give.

Redefining Work:logo_work_in_progress2

Work must be redefined to include whatever it takes to raise healthy children, preserve families, make neighborhoods safe and vibrant, care for the frail and vulnerable, promote justice, and make democracy work.


The impulse to give back is universal.  Wherever possible, we must replace all forms of one-way helping with two-way transactions, so that “you need me” becomes “we need each other”.

Social Capital: 

community-hands.jpgHuman beings require a social infrastructure as strong as our roads, bridges, and utility lines.  Social networks require ongoing investments of social capital generated by trust, reciprocity, and civic engagement.

2 thoughts on “Core Values of TimeBanking

  1. Curious if I can set a list of how those local to me are using their time banks/building community in Earlysville/N. Charlottesville. Would be interested in viewing this information prior to joining. Thanks!

    1. Hi Heather –
      Not sure we are able to put that fine a point on it for you. We have a few members in Earlysville proper, but more in the general area North of town, and they are frequently trading services with members in other parts of town. As far as the type of service, that’s even harder to nail down, as these vary widely. A representative list of services can be found here:
      Hope that helps! If you have more questions, please feel free to reach out to

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