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 Good Communication is the Best Policy

 We all know that good communication can be a challenge. In time bank exchanges, good communication can really help. It is good practice when arranging an exchange that both parties agree UP FRONT what is to be done, and what is a reasonable number of hours for any given job. Usually, it is one time-credit for one hour of work. But what if it is pet sitting? You are asked to care for someone’s pet at your house for a week. Do you charge 24 hours a day, for 7 days? Or an hour or two for the time it takes you to walk and feed a dog daily. What about driving time to an exchange, does that count as part of the time to be billed? Do you pay for gas if the other member is using their vehicle to help move you? What if someone is willing to bake you a birthday cake or casserole? Do you charge for the baking time? The ingredients?


It all depends on the giver and receiver! It makes for a much more pleasant exchange if things are agreed on up front so there are no hard feelings.




Local Exchange News

We are the premier time exchange community on the Western Slope of Colorado, currently Delta, Olathe, Montrose, Ridgway and Ouray.

Our Mission

Time Bank of the Rockies develops networks of shared time in the Montrose area which link individuals and organizations in new ways to facilitate non-money-based exchange of resources and services.

What is a Time Bank?

Time banks, also known as “time exchanges”, are about people helping other people in a system where everyone’s skills are equally valued and where everyone benefits. One hour you spend helping another creates a time credit that can be used to get help or purchase goods available from other members. Time credits can also be used to donate time to friends, family or charities.

Looking for Ideas?

Each of us has unique resources, skills and talents to share, and we can all enjoy exchanging these for the services or goods of others. The types of tasks and services that can be time-banked are virtually unlimited.  What do you like to do?  How can you share it with your fellow TBR members? 

Here are just a few examples of possible time-exchange services

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hOurworld®️ News

hOurworld News

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



Make a Donation!

Donations are a wonderful way to show your support.   Every dollar donated helps us to nurture and expand this movement, which promotes equality and builds a carrying community through inclusive exchange of time and talents. You can pay by either clicking on the Donate Button on the website home page, either with PayPal, credit or debit card or send in a check to PO Box 85, Montrose, CO 81402.

We thank you for your support!