Trades and Skills

Send an email to the everybody group address, outlining what you are offering or would like to have done- a lift to theairport, tomato seedlings … or contact a member directly who you think can help- eg to mend a necklace.

Details of skills offered are in the annual members’ directory. Many members offer surprising skills, be as specific or as vague as you like in offering help.

Some examples of the things currently offered by South Oxfordshire LETS members are:  

Arts and crafts

Painting, drawing, sewing, graphics, murals, caning

Who, me? I’m bigger now

Babysitting and childminding. Older people companionship and help (DBS)

Clothing and sewing

Making curtains, alterations, mending, ironing


Apples, tablets, laptops, phones, networks, TVs


Social events, panto, film and theatre visits

Extra pair of hands!

Moving heavy things upstairs, help with weeding, going to the dump


Cooking Indian food, cooking for a large number, jam and marmalade, pickles, spare produce


Digging, weeding, pruning, grass and hedge cutting, frog spawn, spare plants


Dietary advice, alternative therapies, trips to appointments

Home and domestic

House sitting or watering when away, cleaning, ironing, plumbing


Cat, chicken, dog or horse sitting and care during holidays


Driving to airport or station, lifts, bike repairs

Tool and equipment loan

Lawnmower, hedge trimmers, carpet cleaner, long handled loppers, mini chain saw, ladders, trailer

Tuition and administration

Languges, maths, word rocessing, spreadsheets, getting organised, book keeping, recomendations