Handy? Help a Local Senior Stay in Their Home!
"I enjoy helping people, and being able to do that through Umbrella is satisfying. You get to make someone happy and help them stay in their home!"
-Faith, Umbrella Neighbor
“Umbrella changed my life. It helps me find trusted neighbors for tasks in my home. Now I know I can stay in my house.”
- Karen, 87, Member
Umbrella matches seniors who need help around the house with "Umbrella Neighbors"- people from the community who can help with home maintenance tasks and chores.
- Meaningful work to help a senior stay at home
- No set schedule, no boss, no time commitment: work only when you want and only doing jobs you want to do.
- Earn extra income while serving your community
Interested in working with local seniors? Fill out the form below and we will be in touch with more details. Have questions? Scroll for FAQ or call us at (516) 882-4498.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do I get paid?
Customers are charged $16 per hour. We use $3 to cover costs like our Happiness Pledge, vetting, payment processing, and scheduling.
Umbrella Handy Neighbors can get paid up to $13/hour. If you choose to make less than $13, we'll use the difference to fund discounted work for low-income seniors.
Who works on Umbrella?
Umbrella Handy Neighbors are often recent retirees. They’re former teachers, firefighters, business executives or artists. Others are community members who find that Umbrella fits into their lives as a way to earn extra income and give back.
How much will I work?
It's completely up to you! Our Handy Neighbors have busy lives. Some work with Umbrella a few times a month, and some work a few times a week. You can turn down any job, or go away for a few months without any issues.
How do I work with Umbrella?
Fill out the application found here to get started.
What kind of work can I do on Umbrella?
A lot! See a partial list on this page. When you fill out the application, you'll indicate which tasks you have experience doing and are interesting in doing on Umbrella.