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Share Your Skills and Time
Share your skills and get the help you need when you need it!
Through a time bank or skills exchange, you can trade everyday tasks like babysitting and lawnmowing, as well as useful skills like sewing and grantwriting, on a credit or hourly basis. For childcare when you need it, start a babysitting coop using tips from the Smart Mom’s Babysitting Co-op or use the BabysitterExchange’s online tool to exchange tasks like babysitting, carpooling, errands, petsitting, and tutoring.
You can also set up a local skills exchange to connect people in a non-monetary, trade-based relationship, like the Skills Exchange in Nottingham, UK or the La Plata Skills Trade Collective. More broadly, time banking can be a safe, equitable way to barter skills and services. Check out TimeBanks USA for a list of time banks nationwide.
More about time banking:
- New Dream's webinar recording: How To Start a Time Bank