Welcome to WHETS

WHETS - a currency for what money can't buy

The World Heritage Exchange Trading System (WHETS) provides a global marketplace and social currency for services and experiences money can't buy.


WHETS is simple, free and based on the resource we all own: Time.


How does it work?

WHETS is based on the acknowledgement that everyone has something to offer, realising the assets that otherwise lies

dormant in people and organisations.

Earn WHETS (₩) by sharing your time and talents (1 hour = 1 ₩), and spend WHETS on assistance and/or services offered by others.

By identifying your skills and offering hours of your time, you can earn WHETS that may be used to redeem offers from any of the other offers in the WHETS community. WHETS is relevant to everyone from all walks of life, 


Linking heritage with actions for sustainable development

WHETS' mission is to create and sustain a supportive and reciprocal network where all members are empowered, respected and equally valued for their time, talents and contributions, and were World Heritage is considered a valuable resource in sustainable development. Let's unite in linking heritage with actions for sustainable development!

Core Values:

  • Human assets: Everyone has something to offer;
  • Responsibility: We should all strive, through our actions and choices, to be agents for positive change;
  • Redefining work: Building community, supporting other individuals, protecting culture and nature are valued work;
  • Reciprocity: Both giving and receiving builds trust and resilience;
  • Community: We are stronger and happier together;
  • Respect: Respect is the root of equality and peaceful co-existence.

Practical information

The following resources available to users and administrators:



Please contact us directly if you are interested in setting up your own group.


If you encounter any bugs while using WHETS, please let us know. We will do our best to solve any issues as soon as possible. Please also feel free to contact us if you have suggestions that may help us manage and improve WHETS.

For more information visit WHETS and World Heritage Catalysis.