Welcome to Reston USE

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What is Reston USE 

Reston USE was founded in 1975.  Its members are people who live in the Reston/Herndon area of Northern Virginia. Our purpose is to enable neighbors to help each other through the exchange of services. No money changes hands – repayment is in kind, by performing services for other USE members. The accounts of members are kept in hours of USE credit, so we’re often referred to as a “time bank.”

We bring together people with various needs and people who can meet those needs by providing a way to request and offer services. Often lasting friendships blossom as a result of these exchanges.

As a neighbor-to-neighbor service exchange, USE does not expect a professional plumber or electrician to volunteer services for which they need compensation. Services are limited to those that can be done in a few hours and that would not have a large monetary value if provided commercially. The atmosphere of exchanges is one of small friendly exchanges. USE credits are for time only, in increments of an hour. 

How To Use This Website

The site’s content is best accessed by using the menu tabs at the top of every page.

Learn more about Reston USE by using the About menu tab. Check out our Welcome Video.

To be able to request or offer services around our Reston community you must become a member. You’ll find a link to an application form on the Membership Info page under the Join menu tab. 

Once you are a member, you may request or offer a service using the Service Exchange menu tab to log into the USE hOurworld application. 

Check out upcoming and past events which are also both located under the Events menu tab.

Follow our blog which includes our latest quarterly newsletter.  Just go to the Sidebar and enter your email address in the Follow Blog Via Email section. See our Recent Blog Posts

Check out who is on our Board or consider running for a vacant board position.

Volunteer to help USE with our website, organize or help with events, or take notes at board meetings.

To send in comments about content on our website or to ask other questions about Reston USE, you may do so under the Contact menu tab.