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 and 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! 

Some services to consider:

Care On Call

Have a 'last minute' care 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 secured through in order for you to attend to work responsibilities, the benefit covers up to $200 per employee per year.  Use the back-up care reimbursement form on this page and submit for reimbursement. 

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 Exchange™ 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. 

Pet Care

Pet sitting, dog walking and more! Browse available providers and communicate with them directly through

Care Gigs

Care gigs might be house sitting, party cleanup, waiting for cable, delivery or service appointments, organizing and filing, grocery shopping or running errands - anything a personal assistant might do.