Types of Service

There are endless sorts of things we all do with our time that can bring value to someone else. There are some ideas below to help you begin thinking about the ways you might donate your time to others, and about the ways you might need someone elses time, too. If you don’t see it listed here, please let us know! We are always adding new types of service.

What Can I Offer? What Do I Need?

Help Around the House

  • Home repair (electrical, plumbing, carpentry etc.)
  • Home maintenance (cleaning, gutter cleaning, power washing etc.)
  • Moving help, moving heavy things, hauling
  • Yard work (pulling weeds, mowing, pruning etc.)
  • Landscape design, sustainable garden practices, composting
  • Bicycle repair, car repair and maintenance
  • Truck for transporting home and garden items
  • Garage sale help
  • Organize, purge, simplify, sort and recycle assistance
  • House sitting

Home-making Help

  • Cooking lessons (fermenting, raw, gluten/lectin free, vegan, baking bread)
  • Personal chef (meal prep, dinner party catering)
  • Sewing and mending
  • Sewing lessons (making curtains, children’s clothes etc.)
  • Needlework lessons (knitting, crochet, embroidery)
  • House cleaning (regular maintenance, spring cleaning)
  • Home organizing, closet organizing, decluttering


  • Massage, pilates, yoga, weight training, meditation
  • Walking/running/cycling companion
  • Child care
  • Elder care/Respite care
  • Medicinal plant instruction (essential oils, plant identification, uses etc.)
  • Nutritional consultation and coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Hair cutting
  • Pedicure/manicure


  • Writing and literacy skills
  • Math and science skills
  • Languages
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Social media how-tos
  • Web site and graphic design
  • Primitive skills (fire making, survival skills, foraging)
  • Tutoring
  • Children’s story telling
  • Native plant walks
  • Genealogy research
  • Hobby farm skills, animal husbandry

Arts, Crafts and Music and Hobbies

  • Music, art and dance lessons
  • Creative writing
  • Photography
  • Needlework, fiber arts, and crafts
  • Wood working
  • Fly fishing
  • Beer and wine making


  • Personal assistant (paperwork, to-do list help, telephoning)
  • Medical advocate
  • Paperwork assistance (college application, cover letter and resume, forms)
  • Personal driver (to medical appointments, airport, supermarket )
  • Event consultant (weddings, dinner parties, anniversaries, birthdays)
  • Mediation


  • Pet sitting and care
  • Dog walking
  • Sheep sheering
  • Farm sitting
  • Butchering


  • Grant writing
  • Nonprofit help
  • Starting a business help
  • Marketing
  • Legal services (family law, businesses)
  • Internet research
  • Website and graphic design
  • Quicken/Quickbooks help
  • Writing, editing, proofreading, typing, data entry
  • Administrative assistance