Handyperson: Help Local Seniors! (Car Required)

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $13/hour or donate your time




Garden City
New York
United States


Are you handy? Use your skills to give back to seniors in Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Umbrella helps seniors stay in their homes by matching them with community members (often recent retirees themselves) who can help with everyday tasks and chores. In addition to helping older adults with practical needs, Umbrella strengthens community connections by matching seniors with neighbors who are looking to give back.

We match you with seniors to do tasks like:

  • Replacing light fixtures
  • Fixing leaky faucets
  • Hanging pictures
  • Installing grab bars
  • Interior painting
  • Raking leaves
  • House cleaning

You can volunteer your time or earn $13/hour – either way you are helping a senior stay in their home.

A car is required to work through Umbrella.

We are looking for people with the following skills:

  • Light electric (changing lightbulbs and fixtures)
  • Simple plumbing (fixing a leaky faucet)
  • Carpentry
  • Window washing
  • Painting
  • General handy skills

Why Umbrella?

Give back to your community

Work on your schedule

Supplement your income

Use your handy skills

To learn more:

http://www.askumbrella.com/work or apply here:https://www.fountain.com/umbrella/apply/long-island-umbrella-neighbor?utm_source=idealist

Job Type: Part-time

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 Cohen, Umbrella Neighbor

"I see the value in Umbrella. You want to stay in your home but you need to maintain your home. Little things happen that could become a pain in the neck to take care of. 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, people who have free time and are fairly handy- they enjoy this kind of work. It's a win-win." - Sandy Murray, Umbrella Neighbor

Watch Umbrella on PIX11 News here and read about us in Money Magazine here.

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


APPLY DIRECTLY AT https://www.fountain.com/umbrella/apply/long-island-umbrella-neighbor?utm_source=idealist

Have questions? Call us at (516) 882-4498