Programs and partnerships
Hour Exchange Portland is excited to offer our members access to some of the best arts and entertainment in the area! Many professional artists and performers offer their services for time credits. Hour Exchange offers artisans and crafters the opportunity for mentorship, workshops, group discounts and group marketing.
Hour Exchange Portland has a partnership with Catholic Charities to engage the refugee and immigrant populations of Portland and connect with the greater Portland community. You can help someone study for their citizenship test, learn new languages, expose yourself to new food and cultures and more.
Education and self improvement are the keys to success. You can learn new skills, take classes and get private tutors as a member of Hour Exchange Portland. Take sustainability workshops for time credits with member organizations like Portland Permaculture or reach out to a member with a skill you would like to learn.
Health care is one of the most utilized service in Hour Exchange Portland. There are many health services currently offered through Hour Exchange, ranging from comprehensive mental health and counseling services, to herbal medicine, traditional allopathic medicine consults, energy therapies, exercise partners, nutritional consults, bodywork, midwifery and childbirth support, and meditation. There are also many services available through Hour Exchange that can help support you during an illness or injury, like transportation to medical appointments, or a fresh-cooked meal delivered to your home.
You can get involved in any of these programs to help sustain and grow them, recruit others to join them, or utilize Hour Exchange to create your own program. In the past members have utilized Hour Exchange to create their own community building programs like recycling, garden swaps, computers for kids, and you can too! Working together there is no limit to what we can do.