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While we prefer to meet and talk with our HVHE neighbors face-to-face, we don't always have the time to do that. Social media affords us the opportunity to connect until such time as a pot luck or other event brings us all together again.

There are some interesting links and discussion topics on our Facebook page. Have a look and join the conversation. Ask your Facebook friends to LIKE our page and have their say too. 

When we meet again we can continue these discussions in person. Until then, share a skill with a neighbor. Or request that a fellow exchanger fill one of your needs. Let's build community and become active memebers of the solidarity economy one hour at a time. Happy exchanges! 

The recent Hour Exchange Potluck held on April 29, at the Warwick Valley Community Center,  was a fulfilling evening for both mind and body with tasty food and informative discussions!  We hope you can come to the next one and learn more about the Hour Exchange. -or- (845)-291-7142

The recent Newburgh member pot luck on Sunday March 16 was a resounding success. There was a dizzying assortment of delicious foods and refreshments. The atmosphere was convivial with members getting to know each other better and learning more about HVHE and time exchanging in general. One dozen adults and four children attnded the gathering at Calvary Presbyterian Church Community Center. 


We recently welcomed seven new Warwick area members on March 25. We eagerly look forward to meeting and exchanging hours with our new members!  Don't forget to tell your friends and also 'LIKE' our new Facebook page!


Our group is currently exchanging services in the following categories:

Art and Crafts
Business/Office Services
Construction and Home Repair
Conversation and Counseling
Cooking and Foods
Design and Decorating
Elder and Companionship
Help in the Home
Local Exchange Support
Marketing and Media
Moving and Hauling
Pet Care

Download a full list of services members can offer or request.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of people join an hour exchange?
Anyone! Parents, seniors, college students, artists, business owners. People who have a skill to share. People who want to learn a new skill. People who have unmet needs. People who want the best for their community.

What is the cost to join?
There is a suggested donation of $25 a year. Your donation helps offset the costs of things like printing brochures and maintaining the website. Members who wish to contribute hours in lieu of money may contact their coordinator to discuss.

Can a business or organization join?
Yes! The Hour Exchange can help your organization to meet its volunteer needs, reward volunteers who are performing valuable work, broaden the variety of skills and resources you can bring in, strengthen your connection with your surrounding community, save money and more.

More frequently asked questions.


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Redefining Work:
Some work is beyond price. Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong
families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, and make the planet sustainable. That
kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.

Helping works better as a two-way street. The question: “How can I help you? Needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”

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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!

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