The Nuts and Bolts of Time Banking: Learning How to Build a Service Exchange
Experts will talk about how time banking works, how to start one, and the benefits.970-209-6886
Friday, October 19, 2012
Saturday, October 20
9am – 8pm iCal
The Nuts and Bolts of Time Banking:
Learning How to Build a Service Exchange
October 19-20, 2012
DMEA Community Room
11925 6300 Road
Montrose, CO 81401
Presented by hOurworld and Time Bank of the Rockies.
“The availability of money can’t be permitted to define the range of the possible.”
Edgar Cahn, founder of TimeBanks USA
Time Bank of the Rockies was officially started on June 1, 2012. Although it was started as a neighbor-to-neighbor exchange, their goal is to include organizations and agencies in the time banking system.
Time banking is an exchange system. People help each other and receive time dollars for their service. Anyone who helps someone else can earn time dollars, and anyone who earns them can spend time dollars on services from other members in the network. Time banking is a way to value the work we do for others in our community and the work we do in building that community. Instead of going without things because we can’t afford to pay each other with money, we exchange time.
The purpose of the upcoming event later this month is to have experts in the field of time banking bring their knowledge and direct experience—including steps, strategies, and tools—for building time exchange projects in local communities. This event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about how time banking works and the benefits of getting involved such as: 1) access to services and goods, no matter what your income; 2) feeling useful and being able to give back; and 3) being part of a vibrant community.
For more information on cost and how to register, please contact Cynthia Harwood at 970-209-6886 or e-mail email@example.com.