Request or Offer a Service

Multiple ways to request or offer a service:

  1. Click here to access our private members-only Facebook group in order to post a request or offer. Many people prefer this method because there is a comment section where you can see if someone has already offered to help.
  2. Click here to log in to our members-only hOurworld website to request or offer a service (via Post an Announcement). These announcements appear in the weekly email newsletter from admin@hOurworld that’s sent every Monday morning.
  3. You can also contact members directly. Once logged into hOurworld, click the menu item Offers, Explore All Offers, then select the category.. Members also periodically receive an email with current listings of services offered and contact information for those members.
  4. If you need help, or the list of services offered by members, email or call (703) 873-7578 and leave a message. One of our volunteers will get back to you.

The core of what USE is about is our Service Exchange, and what our members can either offer or draw upon from one another.

Here is a partial listing of Reston Useful Services Exchange services:

iconmonstr-tools-hammer  Home Repair

  • gardening, handyman repairs, hauling, household chores*
  • baking, bicycle repair (minor), carpentry
  • cooking, document preparation, editing, electrical repairs
  • equipment and item lending (tools, garden, ladders, sewing machines, canoes/kayaks, food canning equipment, etc.)
  • painting (house), party planning, personal assistance (concierge)
  • plumbing advice, public relations (for USE, other)

iconmonstr-pen-7 Professional Services

  • checkbook balancing, child care, computer assistance
  • job hunting advice, “Just Ask” (miscellaneous)
  • knitting assistance, language instruction, translation
  • tax assistance, telephoning (for USE, other), travel advice
  • tutoring – elementary school subjects, ESOL, English, math, Spanish, writing
  • website development, writing
  • computer assistance*

iconmonstr-paintbrush-7 Sports & Hobbies

  • music instruction, organizational skills
  • painting (art), instruction (watercolor, pastel, etc.)

iconmonstr-adhesive-bandage-14 Personal Care

  • pet care (sitting)*, photography, plant watering
  • respite care, resume writing, rides*
  • sewing, mending, and alterations
  • elder companionship (shopping, chores, visits)*

*Asterisked items note most popular Service Requests.