Our Time Bank Serves West Los Angeles Neighborhoods including Culver City, Palms, Mar Vista, Venice, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Beverly Hills, Century City, Pico-Robertson, Southern Mid-Wilshire, Ladera Heights, Westchester, Inglewood, Santa Monica, and Westwood.

What's Our Time Bank?

Our Time Bank is a community of people living in the West Los Angeles area who support each other. We started in Culver City, Palms and Mar Vista, but are expanding into nearby neighborhoods. 


For every hour you help another member, you earn a Time Credit. Then you can use that Time Credit to have a neighbor help you. There’s no minimum or maximum time commitment.


Unlike bartering, which places a cash value on goods and services (and is taxable), TimeBank services are traded for Time Credits (not taxable) and you don’t have to trade directly with the person who helps you.


Members use a simple internet-based system to list the services they want to give and receive and to keep track of Time Credits exchanged.

Please watch this short video overview to learn about Our Time Bank: 

OTB Video Credits:

Thanks to fellow TimeBanker's Lenore and Mark Eklund for creating this video for OTB!  Lenore ran the Downtown LA TimeBank in-between her interviewing, filming, and editing work.  She has filmed many TimeBank communities and events across the country and has prepared a documentary about TimeBanking.  The trailer for the documentary "Time As Money" can be viewed HERE.  We will let you know when Lenore’s documentary is scheduled to air on PBS.

OTB also wishes to acknowledge and thank Board members Cathi, Melissa, Jim, Rosemary, Nicky, and Christy for their insightful commentaries captured in the video.

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