Hour Exchange La Plata (H.E.L.P), La Plata County Colorado. 

A Time Bank is a group of people who come together to help each other save time and money by sharing their skills and knowledge with one another. Time is the medium of exchange.  Everyone’s hours are valued equally.


Winter Schedule of upcoming HELP Events

Introductory talks, software orientations, and community potlucks

All events at St. Mark’s Church (E. 3rd Ave. & 9th St.) in Durango.

Intros and Orientations:

MONDAY, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY, March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30pm 


Potlucks:  SATURDAYS from noon to 2:00

February 13

March 12


Bayfield dates TBA — all at the Pine River Library



Meeting other Time Bank members in person is important.  Setting up exchanges between people who have had even a little face-to-face contact seems to be quite easy and natural.



What you may find when you join H.E.L.P.

  • That everyone’s time is equal to everyone else’s.
  • Help with projects.
  • New friends.
  • Real social security.
  • Opportunities to learn new things.
  • Outlets for your creativity.
  • The joy of working together with other people.
  • A rich confluence of generations, cultures, ideologies.
  • Projects that benefit both individuals and the whole community.
  • Endless possibilities of what we can accomplish together.
  • A life in which receiving really is as important as giving.
  • Other people who like the idea of a local economy based on exchanges of time.
  • That the abilities you take for granted are of great value to those who don’t possess them.