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We are thrilled for you to join us in this amazing experiment. Just find your community in the list below, and click. The embedded link will take you directly to Facebook, where you can request to join your local group by clicking on ‘Join Group’.

Once you have selected “Join Group”, Facebook will present you with 3 questions to answer. Please answer all three questions so that an admin can approve your request.
If you are unable to view these questions, or you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to send a message to the volunteer named in the Group Description to verify your eligibility to join the group.

Remember: You can join only one Buy Nothing Project group, the group where you live so you can literally “give where you live.” This is what builds community. Please request to join only one group. If it is the wrong one for your location, an admin will assist you in finding the right group.

If there’s no Buy Nothing group in your home community and you’re willing to be a local admin for the group, click here to learn how to start your own Buy Nothing Project group.

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351 comments on “Find a Group

  1. Hi Karen,

    The list of active Buy Nothing Project gift economies is available online here: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ It’s updated frequently, so please check back if there’s not one near you. And if you’d like to learn more about what it takes to start one, and you might be willing to serve as a volunteer admin, send us an email and we can get you more info. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Hi Linda,

    Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in Australia, and either click or copy/paste the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’ https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#Australia

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  3. Hi,

    I am going to be moving to an area that does not have a Buy nothing group. I had sent a request to start a group a few weeks ago, but haven’t received any reply yet. Is it still being processed or should I re-apply? Thank you.

    ps. the area I am talking about is Maddington in Perth, Western Australia 6109.

  4. Hi! I want to start a group in Santiago, Chile. I filled up the form about a week ago so I wanted to know the next steps. Thanks!

  5. Greetings, Following up on a request to start group in Adams Basin/Spencerport NY.
    Thank you

  6. Hi Kejal,

    Thanks for offering to be an Admin for a local Buy Nothing group to cover your area. From what I understand the Development Admin for Australia has recently sent you an email, to get the processes started.

  7. Hi Juan,

    Thanks for offering to become an Admin for your area.

    Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    In the meantime it might interest you to read over this page, to learn more about our Admin role: https://buynothingproject.org/join-our-team/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  8. Hi Kim,

    Thanks for offering to become an Admin for your area.

    Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    In the meantime it might interest you to read over this page, to learn more about our Admin role: https://buynothingproject.org/join-our-team/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  9. Thanks very much…I appreciate the process and the volunteers’ kindness…thank you for the reply.

  10. Hello,

    I would like to start a BUY NOTHING in my community of New Buffalo, Michigan. I have already looked thru Michigan and we do not have a local site. I am willing to be the administrator for the site also.

    Thanks,
    Donna

  11. It doesn’t look like there is a group in my area in Morgantown Wv

  12. I would love to join a group but I’m in NE Oregon and there’s nothing, not even in walla walla WA.

  13. Hi Donna,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  14. Hi Kathryn,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  15. Hi Ginny,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

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  17. Hi! I am so sad that i tried in many ways to contact you and get some help to set up a new group in Europe and I have not had a response yet. Please let me know what do i have to do to get an answer from you. Thanks!

  18. Hi!

    Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project as an Admin for a local group.

    If you haven’t already, please fill in the form found on this page: https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    Thanks for your interest in our Social Experiment!

  19. Any groups in Saint Cloud, MN or nearby that can be joined. Used to be active in Renton Highlands in WA and was hoping one here.

  20. Hi Jennifer,

    Did you find the hyper-local Buy Nothing community group for your area? Below is the link for the groups in Minnesota: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#MN, just click the link for your neighborhood, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  21. What happened to the West Seattle – Gatewood / Fauntleroy group? It no longer loads? I posted a few things yesterday and tried logging in today on Facebook to contact the recipients.

  22. I joined the Norton, MA site. I posted a free crib. Someone came and got it. I was going back to the site to mark it as gone but it is showing as the page is “unavailable” like it has disappeared.

  23. This seems to be a Facebook glitch! Please see our message on our Facebook page, here:

    Our Global Admin team are doing what they can talking with Facebook, to resolve this problem as soon as possible!

    Thanks for your patience during this time!

  24. This seems to be a Facebook glitch! Please see our message on our Facebook page, here:

    Our Global Admin team are doing what they can talking with Facebook, to resolve this problem as soon as possible!

    Thanks for your patience during this time!

  25. Hi! I was a member of one the buy nothing groups in Perth. Today I found that I was banned from the group. I cannot understand why. Could you please send me the rules of the group so I’ll try to find out for myself what I’ve done wrong? Thank you.

  26. It is unlikely that you have been banned.

    This seems to be a Facebook glitch! Please see our message on our Facebook page, here:

    Our Global Admin team are doing what they can talking with Facebook, to resolve this problem as soon as possible!

    Thanks for your patience during this time!

  27. It’s a great pity this organisation is ony accessible through facebook and twitter.
    I will not use social media on principle alone.

  28. Hello, I don’t use facebook on principle. Is there any other way to participate, like local orgs, or meetup? I live in metro Boston, MA

  29. I live in Rochester NY near Charlotte off Lake Ave. I want to join a group but there is none in my area. How can i join?

    Sandi

  30. I’m a bit exited about this “project” and what it stands for.. let’s get started.

  31. Hi, i enquired a few days ago about becoming an administrator for Doncaster East in Vic, Melb and was wondering how long it may be before I expect a reply? I have checked my spam as suggested and have found nothing. I am very keen to get a group running in my area if you see fit. Please get back to me relatively soon.

    Yours
    Dru Bartlett

  32. Hi Edward,

    All of the Buy Nothing Project groups use Facebook, yes … and people often ask us why we chose Facebook as our platform for The Buy Nothing Project. 1) It’s free; 2) Most of our friends and neighbors are on Facebook; and 3) It’s transparent. Transparency is the key ingredient to keeping a gift economy sustainable over time.

    Though there are some limitations to Facebook, the BNP is a network of groups completely run by Volunteers, without a budget (or time) to put the effort required into developing and maintaining a stand-alone site at this time.

    Thanks for your interest in the Project!

  33. Hi Sharon,

    Facebook as our platform for The Buy Nothing Project. 1) It’s free; 2) Most of our friends and neighbors are on Facebook; and 3) It’s transparent. Transparency is the key ingredient to keeping a gift economy sustainable over time.

    Though there are some limitations to Facebook, the BNP is a network of groups completely run by Volunteers, without a budget (or time) to put the effort required into developing and maintaining a stand-alone site at this time.

    Thanks for your interest in the Project!

  34. Hi Sandi,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you.
    Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  35. Hi Dru,

    Thanks for offering your time as an Admin for the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we have revived your inquiry on January 1st. Your Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able. However it can often take several weeks.

    In the meantime I suggest you check out the various sections of this site to get a better feel for the Project, and what the role of Admin might be like. In addition to our Fine Print, and FAQs sections, this page you might find helpful as it gives a general overview of our Admin role: https://buynothingproject.org/join-our-team/

    Thanks again for your offer to join our Admin team!

  36. Hi

    It’s Dru Bartlett Doncaster East Victoria I am still waiting for a reply re starting a group in my area. I have sent many messages and did join the blog but have heard nothing. What other avenue can I explore to get a few answers???

    Dru

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  37. There is not a group in my area. I would like to start one.

  38. Hello. I’m in Bushnell, Florida and would like to start a group here. I’ll need to open a Facebook account and can do that. Please let me know what I need to do. My local area will include the surrounding tiny cities too…Lake Panasoffkee, Sumterville, Webster, Center Hill, Nobleton….

  39. Hello so I live in Villa Park IL & I requested to join the Lombard IL group but I would love to create a Villa Park IL group where I could be the admin. I am already a admin of 3 FB groups & a moderator for another one. I have about 3k FB friends, belong to hundreds of FB groups & I have over 8K connections on LinkedIn, almost 2k followers on Twitter along with 1500 on Instagram.

    I really think this could fit well with me as I hate seeing good things trashed or wasted that someone else can use. I am married with 6 kids & active in my church plus community. I also volunteer my time for church & community events. I am very social media savy & could really promote my local group, maybe even using other resources such as nextdoor, Craigslist, offer up, let go, Walla pop, 5miles, close5 plus FB market place. I would love to join the community!!

    All the best,
    Ron Schroeder.
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronwschroeder

  40. Interested in starting a group over in San Antonio Texas in 78250 area this is a large zip code and I feel it could be beneficial

  41. Hi Drucilla,

    I can see your inquiry for a group sent on January 1st. The Development Admin for your Region has sent you an email on February 2nd. If you haven’t found it yet, it may be in your spam folder. Please reply to that email to continue the process.

    I hope this finds you well.

    Take Care,
    Stacy

  42. Hi Donella,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  43. Hi Amy,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  44. Hi Ron,

    Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project! I can confirm we have received all 3 inquiries for a new group. Although we do value such great enthusiasm, I ask you to lease have patience. This process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, often several weeks or more. I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    We look forward to when you are able to join our network of Buy Nothing groups and Admins!

  45. Hi Carolina,

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list for all of Texas, there are a few covering San Antonio, https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#TX ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  46. Las Vegas. Or Henderson nv

  47. Hi Marie,

    Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in Nevada, and click the link for your neighborhood, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’ https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#NV

    If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

    If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  48. Hi! I was wondering approximately how long it takes to hear back about starting a group. I was already thinking of the same idea then I serendipitously heard a podcast talking about this exact group! I’m in Monrovia, California and have already filled out the form. Thank you in advance!

  49. Hi Mabel,

    Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we’ve received both submissions of an inquiry for a new group.

    Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time (often several weeks to a few months), but I assure you they will respond. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

    Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  50. i want to start a group in azusa ca

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