These are the core values of TimeBanking:
We are all assets. Every human being has something to contribute.
Some work is beyond price. Work is redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice and make the planet sustainable. That kind of work, all kinds of work, must be honored, recorded and rewarded.
Helping works better as a two-way street. The question: ‘How can I help you?’ must be changed to ask: ‘How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?’
We need each other. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust. Community is build upon roots, trust, networks built on mutual respect and commitment.
Respect demands accountability: The voices of all must be heard and heeded so as to promote social justices and compel accountability.