Rock Hour Community is part of a growing international system of exchange where people share their time and talents. It's a system where people help each other and receive credits for their service. Anyone who helps another member earns one hour for each hour of help given, which they can then spend on an hour of service from anyone else in the network. It's a way to value the work we do for others in our community and the work we do in building that community.
Instead of going without things because we don't have the needed social support or cannot afford to pay someone with money, we exchange time. Everyone's time is valued equally, no matter who they are or what they do.
As budgets shrink and expenses grow, it's time for us to use the many wonderful assets of all residents of our communities, matching unmet needs with unused resources. We each have talents and skills that someone else values. By sharing them, we can strengthen our community one hour at a time.
To learn more contact Gary Messinger at email@example.com (608-882-9032), Becky Schenk-Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org (608-751-2116), or Darsha Olsen at email@example.com (608-290-6057).
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!