Desk Bee Exchange Program

A barter program where you trade your time in exchange for membership to our social impact community!

Naturally, at the HiVE we’re big believers in sharing and finding creative ways to provide greater access to our community and support for change-makers.

About the HiVE Desk Bee Program:

Since 2014, we’ve been running our Desk Bee Exchange Program; a barter program that gives an opportunity to trade membership to our social impact community (a HiVE Unlimited Hot Desk membership) in exchange for approximately 20 hours of HiVE front desk reception time per month.

Our desk bees are dedicated, collaborative-minded, organization wizards who share a common vision with us. All of them come out of the program (or continue in it!) with a deep sense of connection and community, and accelerated social impact.

Our engaged in areas that range from advocacy to youth empowerment, mental health solutions and photography. They’re working to create zero waste movements, communities of support, media and eco products – all in order to build a better world.

We ask all our desk bees to commit to one weekly shift (8:45am-1:15pm OR 12:45pm-5:15pm ) for a minimum of three months. Duties include answering emails and in person inquiries, giving tours of the space, assisting with Taco Tuesdays and other events, and some tidying and light cleaning.

Biggest things we’re looking for in a Desk Bee:

  1. Timely, the HiVE needs to meet our operating hours promise to our members.
  2. Interruptable, anything you’re doing needs to be able to be interrupted.
  3. Attentive, paying attention to who is coming and going, noticing what’s going on, and proactively fixing.

The HiVE is looking for people to join the Desk Bee Team for various morning and afternoon shifts. 

Waitlist is also available. Please email for more details.

Desk bee receptionist helping a member
Three HiVE staff standing at the front desk