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Work with Umbrella

  • Meaningful work helping others: home repair, home help, errands, and other tasks to help seniors live at home affordably. Only do the types of jobs you'd like to do.
  • No set schedule, no boss, no time commitment: work only when you want.
  • Earn extra income while serving your community, or donate it back. Either way, you're helping a senior stay at 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 G., Umbrella Neighbor

How much do I get paid?

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Customers are charged $16 per hour. We use $3 to cover costs like our Happiness Pledge, vetting, payment processing, and scheduling.

Umbrella 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.


Here is what current Neighbors say about working with Umbrella: 

I’ve been very happy to meet with everybody. I really like doing this. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of people - essentially my neighbors, people in my community. I like the idea of helping people that otherwise might not be able to do things on their own.
— Brad C., Umbrella Neighbor
As you get older, friends who help you - they’re no longer there. Your husband - he’s no longer there. And simple things become big things. On the other end, you have people who have free time and are fairly handy- they enjoy this kind of work. It’s a win-win.
— Sandy M., Umbrella Neighbor
I think Umbrella is great. I think they’re doing a great thing— no one’s really doing it for the money. It’s really just people who want to help out.
— Zack R., Umbrella Neighbor

Watch Umbrella on PIX11 News with Mr. G! Featuring Umbrella Neighbor Sandy M.

 

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 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 you and the IRS. Otherwise, it is up to you to self-report.