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People helping people, exchanging activities, services, skills, and talents.



hOURbank builds community resilience and sustainability by supporting a network of people helping people, exchanging activities, services, skills, and talents.


hOURbank promotes and nurtures a thriving and fruitful community committed to social equality, trust and inclusion. We envision a system of reciprocity that connects unmet needs with untapped resources, as we exchange services that nourish and invigorate our lives, neighborhoods and communities. By helping each other, we reweave our communities with shared support, strength and cooperation.

Local Exchange News

             Welcome to hOURbank!

We welcome you to join us as we exchange services, bank time, and work to strengthen our community!
It’s a simple idea, but it has a powerful ripple effect in building community connections.

hOURbank members earn a free time credit for referring a new member



There will be no Potluck event in August, 2017.
hOURbank’s next Potluck Gathering will be held in September, 2017.
More details to follow.  

If you would like to present your service as a "Featured Offer" at the next event, please contact Catherine at


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                                 What is hOURbank?

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:

Animal care

Arts and crafts


Computer assistance

Construction and home repair

Editing and word processing

Elder care and companionship

Errands and shopping

Health and wellness


Language lessons

Massage and physical therapy

Music lessons or performances


and much more........

hOurworld News

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Get the newly updated mobile Time Banking APP
, recreated with help from hOurworld, Penn State U and PARC. We’ve put your feedback into play!  •Fast Results •Easy Browsing •Easy Contact •Simple Actions

*** Download for Android *** Download for iPhone

More to come: The app will be getting even better. No worries. It auto updates on startup!

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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  1. Make check payable to CSMC
  2. Note 'hOURbank' in the memo line
  3. Mail to hOURbank Monterey County, PO BOX 848, Monterey, CA 93942-0848


hOURbank New Members

We're building community by helping our neighbors, and earning time credits that can be used to receive services from other members.


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.


Exchanging services based on trust fosters compassion and goodwill among neighbors.