About Us

Freecycle Forever is a non-profit association run exclusively by volunteers at near zero cost. It is dedicated to educating people about freecycling so that as many as possible can freecycle -- on their own or in concert with others.

The foundation of freecycling is about giving unneeded things away for free so our world can be a better place. It's good for us, good for our neighbors, and good for our world.

Freecycle Forever strives to be a model of freecycling by using a minimum of resources to get the job done and freely giving away as much as possible. Freecycle Forever educates people on how to freecycle, find a group, and set up new groups.

We are so low budget that we are not interested in being a funded charity. We practice what we preach, freecycling was meant to be free. We run exclusively on volunteer power. We are ad free and we do not accept monetary donations. If you are in a donating mood, please donate to Wikipedia or the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- two groups that supported us when we were in need.

If you want to become a volunteer Freecycle Forever custodian, please join and participate on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FreecycleNext/ so we can get to know you. We will reach out to volunteers on FreecycleNext as needed. Since we are very minimalist, we don't need very many volunteers, so please do not be disappointed if you are not selected. You can still help us by participating on FreecycleNext or simply helping to run your local freecycling group.


Custodians

 Duties  Qualifications
  1. Be a voice of reason.
  2. Keep an open mind.
  3. Lead and maintain freecycleforever.org so that it is concise, clear, accurate, and fair.
  4. Time commitment: < 2 minutes per month.
  1. Excellent writing skills.
  2. Demonstrated devotion to freecycling freedom.
  3. Technologically savvy.
  4. Cool under fire.
  5. Trustworthy, respected, and reasonable.
  6. Leadership.

Current custodians:
  • Nancy Castleman - the original "mother hen" of the freecyclemodsquad - the primary communication channel to moderators within The Freecycle Network.
  • Ken Hedden - one of the very first to recognize that The Freecyle Network was heading down the wrong path.
  • Karen Raine - author of many of the materials within The Freecycle Network, particularly the moderator's manual.
  • Tim Oey - moderator of FreecycleSunnyvale and original author of The Freecycle Network's trademark guidelines.

Need Help with a Freecycling Group?

Then please join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FreecycleNext/ and ask that group for what you need. Thanks!
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