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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.

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hOURbank has come to an end. Posted May 19, 2019 from: Catherine Crockett

Dear hOURbank Time Bankers, 

This is to announce, sadly, that hOURbank will be discontinued effective Sunday, May 19th, 2019 due to lack of resources necessary for maintaining the day to day operations of the time bank. Your generosity in sharing your time, talents, and skills among hOURbank members and the broader community has been incredible.  Over the past seven years, the hOURbank membership collectively exchanged 8,528 hours, providing over 160 different services. 

Sincere thanks to Denyse and Robert Frischmuth, Christine Lima, Leonard Levenson, Helen Kosik-Westly, Maren Martin, Nicole Sanks, Dr. Kimberly Rousseau, Stephanie Flora, Bob Gotch, Sonia Dela Rosa, Mary Cunov, Buddy Comfort, Larry Telles, Steven Rubin, and everyone who helped envision, launch, lead, or contribute to hOURbank in some way.  

You may still access your hOurworld account at through Sunday, May 31, 2019, however, the hOURbank account will be disabled after that date.  

Again, many thanks, and may the kindness you give in your daily lives find its way back to you. 

Catherine Crockett
hOURbank Coordinator

hOurworld News

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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

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.