The mission of the Monadnock Time Exchange is to mobilize a cooperative network of people in the Monadnock region to voluntarily exchange time, talents, and services with each other.
Our vision is that each town in the Monadnock region will become a stronger and more resilient community of well-connected neighbors sharing skills and services to improve the quality of our lives – one hour at a time.
At the Monadnock Time Exchange, we believe that:
Everyone is an asset. We all have something to give to others that is of great value.
Some work is beyond a monetary price. Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, and make the planet sustainable. That kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.
Reciprocity is key. Helping works better as 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 both will live in?”
- Social networks are necessary. Networks are stronger than individuals. By connecting and helping each other, we can reweave communities of support, strength, and trust.
- All human beings deserve respect. Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. When respect is denied to anyone, we all are injured. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.
The Board of the Monadnock Time Exchange hopes to embody all five of these values in all its work. We also heartily recommend them to our members as well.