Germantown Time Bank

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Welcome to Germantown Resource Exchange!


A service exchange or time bank is a network of individuals, organizational and business 'members' that provide services, track their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. A service exchange is NOT a barter network. One 'member' provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so. They can then, in turn, use that time earned from helping their neighbor to 'pay' another neighbor to provide a favor for them.

This video explains things a bit better...
(you only need to watch the first 50 seconds)


Yes you do! Offers and requests have a wide span and cover anything from helping someone in a garden to giving a ride to a doctors appointment, to assisting an elderly person in their home. More creative gives could be business coaching, help with a craft, or giving a yoga lesson. Offers and requests can be technical (help building something) or just fun (a cooking class). Check out this comprehensive list for ideas of what you can offer.


STEP 1: Sign up!
Visit this link to sign up for an account. It's a quick and easy process that won't take more than 2 minutes. 

STEP 2: Check your email
Check your inbox for a confirmation email with additional instructions on how to begin using the timebank and connecting with neighbors.

Happy Timebanking!
The Team!

Germantown Resource Exchange is a project of
GREAT: Germantown Residents for Economic Alternatives Together.

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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