The concept is simple. Time banking is the exchange of skills and services between members based on time.
Unlike volunteering, time banking is about developing reciprocal relationships within our community. Unlike receiving charity, when you receive service through TTNGN, you or another member worked for the Time Credit you are now spending.
Furthermore, time banking is not bartering because: time banking exchanges are made within a network rather than one-to-one; services are not assigned monetary value; and, exchanges are made in good faith and are not legally binding.