Become a member


Call or email Umbrella with any task

How it works


Become a member by joining with an annual or monthly membership, and gain a single, trusted place for help in and around your home.


Call or email Umbrella with any task and we’ll find a vetted Handy Neighbor to help for a flat $16/hour. We back every job booked via Umbrella and performed by a Handy Neighbor with our Happiness Pledge.


What our Members are saying...

I’m so relieved I found Umbrella… What would I have done otherwise? This service couldn’t have come at a better time. It is fabulous!
— Donna H., 72, Prospect Heights
I cannot recommend this service more highly. Five out of five stars!
It is a much needed service for me, although, initially, I was unsure how often I would use it. However, since the process is so simple, and the service very well delivered, I used them four times in one month and plan to use them in the spring to open up my garden, do some closet organizing, and teach me how to use eBay to sell unneeded items.
— Karen P., 83, Park Slope

Umbrella is powered by its Handy Neighbors

The stars of the show are our gifted Handy Neighbors who choose to give back. 

Umbrella Handy Neighbors are often recent retirees, or others who are interested in purposeful work. They’re former teachers, firefighters, artist, business people and other members of the community.

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Meet Tony
Tony is a retired facilities manager and weekend Shakespearean. He works on Umbrella in order to give back to his community and earn some extra income.

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Meet Sally
Sally raised three kids. Now that her kids are grown, she works on Umbrella as a meaningful way to fill her extra time.

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 G., Handy Neighbor, Park Slope

Tasks we do

Don’t see something? Just ask!

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Handy tasks like:

  • Carpentry
  • Changing light bulbs and light fixtures
  • Fixing leaky faucets
  • Assembling furniture
  • Cleaning gutters (first story only)
  • Hanging picture frames
  • Installing grab bars
  • Installing and removing air conditioners  
  • Unclogging drains

Seasonal tasks like:

  • Gardening
  • Raking leaves
  • Snowblowing 

Other chores like:

  • House cleaning
  • Home organization
  • Grocery shopping
  • Pet care
  • Window washing  

Become a member

Interested in learning more about becoming a member? Fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly about joining Umbrella.
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