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ideaEach of us has unique resources, skills and talents to share, and we can all enjoy exchanging these for the services or goods of others. The types of tasks and services that can be time-banked are virtually unlimited.  What do you like to do?  How can you share it with your fellow TBR members?  Here are just a few examples of possible time-exchange services:


  • Check in on a house while resident is on vacation
  • Water plants/lawn
  • Feed a pet
  • Walk a dog
  • House sitting
  • Visit with shut-in
  • Child care/ babysitting
  • Car wash or detailing
  • Meal preparation or baking
  • Home and auto repairs
  • Yard cleanup
  • Lawn mowing
  • Housecleaning or organizing
  • Snow shoveling or leaf raking


  • Give someone a ride
  • Hauling
  • Pick up and deliver dry cleaning
  • Shop for a neighbor
  • Check in on an isolated elder or sick neighbor


  • Manuscript typing
  • Editing /proofreading
  • Website maintenance
  • Custom software development
  • Help with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Computer setup and troubleshooting


  • Music instrument
  • Knitting, sewing, quilting, crafts
  • Using a computer
  • A foreign language
  • Tutoring students in various subjects
  • Driving instruction
  • Making documentaries


  • Haircut, hair coloring, permanent
  • Manicure/pedicure
  • Facial or massage
  • Bill paying and bookkeeping
  • Help with a tax return
  • Account management
  • Legal assistance
  • Writing
  • Sewing and mending
  • Translation

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