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Part-time nanny

Hybrid-remote parents seeking a part-time caregiver on Wednesdays for approximately 4 hours to help care for a 10 month old. Responsible for watching/feeding baby while father works from home.

Ideal hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 10:00 to 2:00 pm, but there is room for flexibility. Located in the Garden City section of Wallingford. Nonsmoking household with two cats.

Rate is $18/hr. Prior experience with young children/infants preferred.

Contact Dan & Sarah at chermak.dp@gmail.com

Alumni looking for tennis coach for HS-age sister ($35 hr)

Class of 2018 alum looking for a tennis coach/instructor for my sister, who is in her first year of high school. She hasn’t had formal instruction before and hopes to try-out for the varsity team in the coming year. She can be transported to campus on Sundays for lessons at Mullan Tennis Center.

Students going to Hozier concert 9/29?

Hello! I’ll be going to the Hozier concert at the Mann on Friday 9/29, but my plans with my friends unfortunately fell through and I no longer have a group to go with! If any other Swat students are also going, please contact me at the published email address if you would be so kind to let me join your group 🙂

Afternoon and Weekend Babysitter Wanted

Hi! Our family is seeking a part-time babysitter to help us out a few afternoons a week and occasionally on weekends.

– 2 days a week, we need someone to meet our older children at the bus stop (6 and 8) and help them get settled at home with a snack, assist with homework, piano practice, and just playing. This would be from approximately 3:45 – 5:45 pm.

– One or two weekends a month, we would also like the sitter to help out with all three of our kids (youngest is 2) either for a few hours during a Saturday or Sunday so we can run errands or for an occasional date night.

We live an easy, 15 minute walk from campus. Salary is $25/hour

If interested please e-mail me with two babysitting references I can call.

Garden Assistance Needed

HELP NEEDED! with digging garden beds. 84-year-old impaired woman needs help digging holes for plants coming soon. Modest pay per hour or by project. Email eldridgep55@aol.com or call 610-328-1173.

Bicycle for sale- road, small single speed

SE Bikes Draft Lite single speed/fixie road bike. $120
47CM size, which is pretty small. Measures 16.5 inches from bottom bracket to top tube. 29 inch standover height. Steel frame, flipflop hub, 700×28 wheels/tires, very few miles ridden, good for gravel, tuned up. Email or text any questions.

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Looking for Live Portrait Models (Paid)

Practicing art student (at Swat) looking for faces (and/or bodies) to model for my studio art credit. I am studying representative/realistic portraiture and figure oil painting and need live models for studies.

You’ll be asked to sit (as still as possible) for up to an hour at time. The longer the better, and take breaks whenever you need. You can read a book, or listen to music, or fall asleep, just stay still. No crazy poses unless you want to. I’ll work around your schedule.


studio is located in Beardsley Hall on campus

Feel free to reach out with any questions

[Fun] Engineering Tutor For 2nd Grader

We live a short walk from the college and have a 2nd grader who loves engineering projects.

Think building something with a breadboard (https://inventr.io/sale/) or age-appropriate subscription boxes (https://www.kiwico.com/).

We’ll pay for materials (and your time, naturally).

He’s a super cute and curious kid and this should be a ton of fun for the right person!

If you’re upgrading, can you donate a working iPad, tablet, or smartphone for a good cause?

I’ve an acquaintance in Algeria who is looking for a used working smartphone, iPad, tablet, or a touchscreen laptop like a Lenovo to use for his work and to read his extensive digital library that has currently stored on USB thumb drives. He has the equipment to transfer their content to an Apple or Android or other major system device. If you’d be willing to donate your old device to me, I can guarantee it will find a good home. Please get a professional to delete all your data on the donated device beforehand, of course.

Please call or email me if you have questions, or want to donate. Thanks! I posted this on August 30 and so far have not heard from anyone. Fingers crossed someone will respond, please! Surely someone out there is thinking about upgrading their device?

Visiting Professor Looking For A Room For Rent

Hello, I’m a visiting professor looking for a room to rent in Swarthmore, preferably in a house or guest house close to campus. Quiet, responsible often out with family in the area. Can move in ASAP. Please call or text Lee @ 424-402-6860.

Thank you!

Yardwork/housework opportunity

Opportunity to do housework and/or yardwork in pleasant home very close to campus and the ville. Flexible hours. No experience necessary. Please e-mail to discuss.

Babysitters/Math Tutor for Freshmen, 3rd Grader

Hello, I am an old alum, class of 1991, and not a math major. So, we are seeking a Swarthmore student who has about 2 hours per week, minimum, to tutor my daughters (Freshmen/3rd grader). Its basic math which should be fun for the right individual. We live in Media and can have you come to our home or meet at Swat. Preferably Friday afternoons after 3:30 pm but will coordinate with your schedule. Will make sure you are fed, coffee, etc, plus hourly pay.

Also, we have had students in the past babysit and it has worked out quite well. We live 8 minutes from the campus and would love to keep the tradition going and appreciate the help.
Much gratitude and hope you all have a great academic year!

Looking for mini-fridges

My name is Pete Clemmer, Swat ’09.  I’m looking for 1 to 2 mini fridges from which I want to build some things and I’m wondering if there are any students trying to get rid of mini-fridges?  I’d appreciate any info you have.


Elegant Bi-level Office/Residence in the Heart of Thoughtful College Town for Rent

Elegant Bi-level Office/Residence in College Town
4 Park Avenue Swarthmore, PA, 19081

? Elegant bi-level, 2-bedroom apartment with outdoor deck and parking spot in the heart of college town.

? Located in the middle of Swarthmore, one of the region’s most welcoming and appealing towns.The town has a regular farmer’s market in the spring, summer and fall, an excellent public library and the Septa Regional Rail stop is just adjacent to the town center — one half block from the unit.

? This apartment has been renovated very recently and it shows: wood floors, high-end kitchen and lovely lighting fixtures. The entry is on the ground level and opens into a flight of stairs directly up to the first level, which is the main floor of the unit: open-plan, huge room and more than enough space for a full dining area and a spacious, bright living room.

? This unique unit is a great place to locate a home-office or practice, or to escape the congestion of the city. It could be particularly well-suited to a counselor, coach, psychologist or psychiatrist seeking a home-office.

Summer by the Sea — Charming Cape May Cottage Available

It’s never too early to plan your next summer vacation in lovely, Victorian Cape May. Enjoy gentle breezes on the screened sunporch of this charming cottage while sipping your morning coffee.
Prepare your favorite BBQ dinners on the outdoor grille in the fenced yard (also perfect for vacationing pets). You’ll find plenty of room for couples and small families in this renovated single story home just seven blocks from the beach in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Amenities include w/d, dishwasher, room air conditioners, three tvs, WIFI, outdoor shower, and private parking space. Prices are well below market, $995 weekly, $895 after Labor Day.

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Phone number – 610-299-0101