What is Hour Exchange?

WHAT IT IS  ||  WHAT IT IS NOT

Community  ||  Charity
Earned assistance  ||  Handouts
Self-identified skills/assets  ||  Job descriptions / prescribed jobs
Inclusive (everyone participates equally)  ||  Tolerant (for able-bodied plus PWDs)
Fun – do the things you enjoy  ||  Difficult – do the things you have to do
At a time that suits you  ||  Weekly commitment
Reciprocity  ||  Altruism
Creative  || Prescriptive
Mistakes can be made – we learn along the way   ||  A perfect program
Diverse small skills (amateur) ||  Only employable skills (professional)
All ages || Just for oldies
Variety of relationships (including making friends)  ||  Instant friends / singles club
An inclusive environment to engage with locals  ||  Match-making (friends or dating)
Down to earth, reality, real people  ||  Airy-fairy, without substance
Ongoing and steady || A fad, “just another government thing”