http://www.austintimeexchange.org
Saturday 1st November, 2014
Austin TX 78610

209 MEMBERS. 2,785 HOURS EXCHANGED.

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Steps to Membership

Attend an orientation

While exchanges are now coordinated more easily through the use of the internet, there is still a great need in Time Exchanging to maintain contact with the Austin Time Exchange community and the coordinator of the Time Exchange to foster new connections and maintain accountability. Attending an orientation session is a requirement before you can be accepted as a member. This ensures that all members have a shared understanding of Time Exchange. Check the calendar to the right for details on the time and place of the next orientation.

Become a part of the on-line Time Exchange

Once you attend an orientation meeting with a coordinator, you will be granted access to the online system so that you can develop your profile.

Begin exchanging services

To get started exchanging, you can do several things. Create a posting asking for a service you would like to receive or respond to another members request. Post an offer for a service you would like to provide. Or, browse through member profiles until you find someone you would like to exchange with.

Attend Time Exchanging potlucks and events

Part of the mission of the Time Exchange is to build community, as friends, neighbors, and acquaintances will come together to form the core of the Time Exchange. Through one-on-one exchanges as well as Time Exchange gatherings, the Time Exchange creates constant opportunities to rebuild community. Be sure to check the calendar for the most up-to-date event information.

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ATTENTION!

Members who had an active account on our old site: Click on "Forgot your password?" and use your old username (email) to access the site. (Your password was not stored.)

If you are completely new OR signed up on the old site but never attended orientation OR if you had an account that you asked to be deactivated: Click on "Become a member!"

We look forward to exchanging with you. :)

The link to the Member Guide (step-by-step instructions for use of the site) is here.

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hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!


We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld

 

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A service exchange or time bank is a network of individual, organizational and business 'members' that provide services, track and bank their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. A service exchange is NOT a barter network, since nothing is 'exchanged'. One 'member' provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Austin Time Exchange Network (ATEN) provides a complementary currency that enables members to build community through the exchange of services.

IN PRACTICE

Typically, exchanges within ATEN can include nearly any skill or trade: computer or office assistance, minor home repair, painting, cooking, running errands, yoga classes, massage, tutoring, yard services, moving help, haircutting, housecleaning, language translating, etc. any service that one would generally pay for in the day to day.

When an Austin Time Exchange member offers a trade or skill to another member, the individual providing the service earns Exchange Shares, the unit of credit exchanged within the Austin Time Exchange. Each time a member performs one hour of work, regardless of the type of skill offered, one Exchange Share is earned by that person. A member will be given one Exchange Share for every hour of service performed for another in the network, whether they are providing acupuncture, gardening, house painting, tutoring, piano teaching, or any other service. Each member's hour of service is seen as being of equal value.

There is no physical trading of Exchange Shares. Rather, an online account keeps track of the Exchange Shares earned and spent between members. The member receiving a service from another member is the entity responsible for recording or paying through using the online system. Exchange Shares can be saved indefinitely or spent on any service that another member of the ATEN community has to offer.