Muncie TimeBank

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What is a Time Bank?

Time Banks operate by having members offer their services to other members, thereby earning Time Credits for themselves.  Each hour doing something for others (see below) earns one hour of Time Credit.  That credit can then be traded for any other service offered in the Time Bank network.  On-line software keeps track of each member’s credit hours.  Everyone gives and receives and things get done with no money exchanged. Our community grows kinder and relationships of trust emerge!

What are the benefits of a Time Bank in Muncie?

We are not all on equal footing within our traditional money-based economy.  By contrast, a time-based economy operates on the premise that effort directed towards helping others is equivalent across all people.  Everyone has skills and abilities that can benefit someone else in the community.  Whether those abilities involve tutoring, mowing, pet sitting or guitar lessons (to name a few of the hundreds of possibilities), they all count the same in the sharing system of Time Banks.  All members embrace the goal of helping others, therefore all members benefit through a system that rightfully “pays back” all those who have “paid it forward.”  Far from an economy of inequalities, the Muncie Time Bank reflects a world in which everyone receives the same respect and the community as a whole is stronger for it.

If you would like to join in on these benefits in Muncie, please click the button “Become a Member” in the function bar above.

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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 HIPAA 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