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An economy that works for everyone!!

"Members of hOUR Bloomington, the city’s first time bank, work with an alternate currency — they exchange time and talents rather than dollars and dimes."

Here is an article from the IDS, about our Timebank

Local Exchange News

For more information about hOUR Bloomington TimeBank, visit us at www.hourBloomington.org


Never heard of Timebanking ?

Timebanking is a system in which people earn time credits for helping or providing some service to someone else.
Help someone. Earn as many credit hours as the time you spent providing help. Use the banked time to "pay" or compensate another person to help you.

Sounds simple, right? Nonetheless, the community-building benefits of this system are unmeasurable!
Timebanking can enable individuals and entire communities to be more resilient and self-sufficient, by offering new ways of thinking and valuing time, wealth, and community.

Timebanking Core Values:

  • We all have something to offer. In our “sharing economy” we value everyone’s time equally. Equality helps us build strong relationships.
  • We redefine work. We value work that the market doesn’t. We honor, recognize and reward work that benefits our community, such as raising healthy children, revitalizing neighborhoods, living sustainably, and fostering social justice.
  • Reciprocity: Helping is a two way street. The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we all want to live in?”
  • We need each other. Alone, we are limited in what we can achieve. When we help each other, we reweave communities of support, strength, and trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, creating special relationships that are built on commitment, and that lead to action.
  • Every human being matters. We respect where people are now, in this moment. Everyone matters, everyone has something to offer, and everyone has unmet needs. When respect is denied to anyone, we all suffer.

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

Want to join hOUR Bloomington Timebank?

In order to become a Timebanker, you must attend a New Member Orientation, and

request an account by clliking on the 'Become a member!' button (top-left).
For more details about the Timebank or the Orientations, contact 

or visit us at