At its most basic level, time exchange is simply about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your community. That hour goes into the Time Exchange as “time credit”. Then you can use this time credits having someone doing something for you. It is a way for people to get something they need in exchange for something they can do, without any money changing hands! It is available to anyone willing and able to work helping another person.
When a Time Exchange member wants help, they find and contact another member through the online directory, or call the Time Exchange Coordinator, who can help match members up for exchanges. After the exchange of service, the provider logs the hours earned, and a confirmation is sent to the receiver.
One hour of service equals one time credit, regardless of the service.