hOURbank is a system of reciprocal service exchange that uses units of time as currency. You provide service to earn time credits. Your time credits can be used to receive the services available in the network.
hOURbank develops networks of shared time throughout the Monterey County area to link individuals and organizations in new ways that facilitate a non-money-based exchange of resources and services.
hOURbank is about people helping other people in a system where everyone’s skills are equally valued and where everyone benefits. What do you like to do? How can you share it with your fellow hOURbank members?
Here are just a few examples of services that might be available to members at any given time:
Arts and crafts
Construction and home repair
Editing and word processing
Elder care and companionship
Errands and shopping
Health and wellness
Massage and physical therapy
Music lessons or performances
and much more........
TO DONATE SECURELY WITH PAYPAL
TO DONATE BY CHECK
We're building community by helping our neighbors, and earning time credits that can be used to receive services from other members.
HOW IT WORKS
For every hour we spend doing service for someone in the membership, we earn one hour to spend on any service offered within the membership. It's that simple.
hOURbank connects neighbor to neighbor and keeps track of time credits and debits just like a bank keeps track of money.
hOURbank values everybody's time equally no matter what the service and, once we up and running, we expect there will be hundreds of services available.
TIME-BANKING TURNS STRANGERS INTO FRIENDS
Exchanging services based on trust fosters compassion and goodwill among neighbors.