Work with Umbrella
"I’m a musician and I stained a deck for a member who is also a musician. She opened the windows and played the piano for me the whole time I was working- it made the time fly by."
"I set up a Gmail account for a member as she wanted to be able to receive digital photos from family members."
"I have members that I do recurring cleaning for who invite me to sit, drink coffee and chat with them - it’s lovely."
How much do I get paid?
Customers are charged $20 per hour. We use $4 to cover costs when things go wrong, vetting, payment processing, and scheduling.
Umbrella Neighbors can get paid up to $16/hour. If you choose to make less than $16, we'll use the difference to fund discounted work for low-income seniors.
Who works on Umbrella?
Umbrella 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. Meet a few neighbors here.
How much will I work?
It's completely up to you! Our Umbrella 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.
Do I have to pay taxes on income earned through Umbrella?
Yes. As an independent contractor, we do not withhold any of your income for taxes. We provide a summary of earnings for you to use in preparing your taxes. If you earn more than $20,000 and do more than 200 jobs, we will prepare a 1099-K form for you and the IRS. Otherwise, it is up to you to self-report.