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Building Our Community and Helping Our Neighbors

Go ahead, spend your time (not money - it’s free) and become a member. Then get your neighbors on board.

Think about what services you could offer to your neighbors and what services you could use some help with.  We recognize that each person has talents to share, and that the overall community is strengthened when neighbors help one another. Instead of separating our community into those who need and those who provide, we recognize that we all have needs and gifts to share. By both giving AND receiving, we learn to appreciate the value of each and every member and also come to believe in the value of our own contributions.

Also, begin to think about what services you might need or could provide in the event of an emergency.  Who might you want to contact you in the event of an emergency and is there a neighbor that you would be willing to reach out to if there was a community emergency? We will soon be incorporating features that will enable the community exchange to function as an emergency response system.

Local Exchange News


Local Contacts:
Misty Miller, Angelica Palmer & Rebecca Burk-Sciallo

Please send inquiries to

Otsego Time-Banking and Bartering Facebook Page

Our County State Strong Community Exchange is part of the sharing economy where time, or person-hour, is used as currency. Members receive and provide gifts of time and talent with other members of the exchange. Person-hours invested doing work for someone else can be “spent” on any service offered by any other member of the community exchange.
Getting to know and be able to help and be helped by neighbors makes the community a place to want to be in; giving that nice, warm and fuzzy feeling. Members will also know who to call when there is a dire need for assistance.  Whether it be a plumbing leak or flooding as a result of a hurricane, a neighbor could come quickly to the rescue. So knowing neighbors that are capable and willing to come to your aid is essential both when there are “blue, sunny skies” and when personal, natural or man-made disaster strikes.
  County State Strong Services

Julie M. Fagan, Ph.D Associate Professor, Rutgers University
County State Strong Community Exchange Coordinator


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

Are you ready to join the community?

Anyone can sign up - businesses, non-profits, homemakers, skilled tradesman, professionals, artisans, etc. 

Listen/read the NPR story on how time banking helped Spain weather their financial crisis.
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