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Washington and Lee now provides premium memberships for employees to make finding the right care for your family easier.  Just log on to the for Washington & Lee page at, and use your W&L email address to be added to the Washington and Lee group.  You'll be able to search for care providers or post a job. Then review detailed profiles for interested care providers, including experience, availability, rates, photos, references, reviews, and background checks. Once you find a care provider that seems to be the right fit for your family, phone screen, live interview, and check references. Voila! Care need fulfilled!  Check out these tips for getting the most from your membership!

Some services to consider:

Care On Call

Have a 'last minute' need?  Use Care on Call for back up child care, elder care, pet care, etc.  The University subsidizes 60% of last minute or emergency child and elder care that allows you to attend to work responsibilities, up to $200 per employee per year.  Use this reimbursement form

College Caregivers

Interested in finding W&L students for your care needs?  Use College Caregivers to zero in on students interested in providing these services!

Care Exchange

Care ExchangeTM is a service designed around trading care. Rather than searching for paid care-givers, Care Exchange refers families needing similar services to each other. This allows a single family to trade off services with another, so that one family to take care of another family's children and to receive care for their own children.

Care Co-op

Care Co-Ops are also based around trading care, but are for larger groups of families. Hours of child care are given "point" values instead of currency, and points are traded between members of the Co-Op for child care services rendered. Rules are defined in a "charter" between the families beforehand, and the Co-Ops are managed by an administrator on Questions?  Visit Child Care Co-ops 101.


Need periodic or ongoing housekeeping services?  Post a job and let housekeepers contact you or search for housekeepers in our area.


Find tutors, teachers of private lessons and more!

Elder/Adult Care

Find home care aides, transportation assistance, agencies, and more!  Check out the Senior Care Planning service for assistance in making care decisions and working through situations where family disagrees about the best care.  Senior Care Planning FAQs

Pet Care

Pet sitting, dog walking and more!

Care Gigs

Care gigs might be house sitting, or party cleanup or running errands - anything a personal assistant might do.  This category can cover a variety of services - you might be surprised to find how helpful this can be!