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Hello PDX Time Bank friends!

A time bank is a community of members who share their services in exchange for Time Dollars.  Earn a time dollar dogwalking and then spend it on getting a hair cut, have a cake baked for you, or any other service that's offered by time bank members.  Get involved with the community.  Do what you love in exchange for what you need.

How to become a member (in no particular order):

1. Submit your application with 2 references we can contact (email contact is prefered).

2. Attend an orientation.  The next orientation will be Tuesday, 9/20 at 7pm.  For more details and to RSVP, go to:

3. Sign the PDX Time Bank participation agreement.

We will be having potlucks every second Sunday of the month as a way to meet face to face and connect!  Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to join in this exciting first potluck of the restart!  Bring a dish to share and earn a time dollar.  Bring a plate and utensils, and let's make this a zero-waste event!

We look forward to connecting with you all through the time bank community!

Much love,

The PDX Time Bank

Want a quick tour of this software?  This video explains how post a new offer/request, record hours, start/join groups, and search features:

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Get the newly updated mobile Time Banking APP
, recreated with help from hOurworld, Penn State U and PARC. We’ve put your feedback into play!  •Fast Results •Easy Browsing •Easy Contact •Simple Actions

*** Download for Android *** Download for iPhone

More to come: The app will be getting even better. No worries. It auto updates on startup!

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


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