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Welcome to Umbrella! 

We are so excited to have you as part of the Umbrella family! You are joining a community of people 65+ looking to for an easy, trusted way to maintain their homes. You now have a single place to turn to take care of all of the little things in and around your house. From yardwork to fixing light fixtures to home organizing, Umbrella is here for you. If you’re not sure if we can do it, just ask! We can probably help.

You can find information about how Umbrella works here, and information briefly outlining the types of tasks Umbrella can help you with here. Tasks done by Umbrella Neighbors, vetted members of the community, are a flat, affordable rate. For jobs that require a professional, we will recommend and book vetted providers on your behalf. You will always know the rate before you choose to book a job.

Anything at all we can help with, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to helping you check all of your home tasks from your to-do list!

Again, welcome to Umbrella,

Julie, on behalf of the Umbrella Community

members@askumbrella.com

P.S. - Refer a friend and each get $25 in task credit when they sign up and mention your name! Learn more about how to do that here.


How Umbrella Works

1. Request a Job

Tell us what you’d like to get done by submitting a job request through our smartphone app, emailing members@askumbrella.com or texting (516) 882-4498. Provide a few dates and times that work for you.

2. The Umbrella Neighbor Schedules the Job and Confirms it With You

Umbrella will find the right Umbrella Neighbor for the job who will then contact you directly to confirm the date and time for the job.

3. Sign the Job Ticket Once the Job is Done

Umbrella Neighbors will have a job ticket on their phones for you to sign. We will automatically charge your credit card and email you a receipt. You should never pay the Umbrella Neighbor directly.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Billing: The clock starts when the Umbrella Neighbor rings your doorbell. There is a 1-hour minimum for jobs done by Umbrella Neighbors, except for house cleaning, where there is a 2-hour minimum.

  • Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule, please provide at least 24 hours notice. Jobs cancelled with fewer than 24 hours notice will incur a one hour charge out of respect for the Umbrella Neighbor’s time.

  • Payment: Do not pay the Umbrella Neighbor directly. Umbrella will charge your credit card for the service and then pay the Umbrella Neighbor, so you never have to worry about having cash on hand.

  • Booking jobs: Always let Umbrella know about a new task. We can only provide the Happiness Guarantee, if we know about tasks in advance. Email, text, or call us if you want an Umbrella Neighbor to do a job other than what you originally booked. We can make sure you’re both covered!


  • Other things to know:

    • Always feel free to direct the Umbrella Neighbor – this is your service and we want you to get things done the way you like them done.

    • Umbrella Neighbors are community members looking to give back – we ask that you treat them with kindness.

    • You can find our Terms of Service here.


What can I use Umbrella for?

Below are just some of the tasks most frequently requested by Umbrella Members. Don’t see your task on this list? Text or email us, and we will do our best to help.

To seasonal tasks like...

  • Gardening

  • Raking leaves

  • First-story window washing

  • Cleaning out the garage

  • First-story gutter cleaning  

To daily chores like…

  • Transportation

  • House cleaning

  • Home organization

  • Grocery shopping

  • Errands

To the unexpected like…

  • Technology tutoring

  • Pet care

From the small things like…

  • Changing light bulbs and light fixtures

  • Cleaning ceiling fans

  • Moving heavy boxes

  • Assembling furniture

  • Fixing leaky faucets

  • Installing and removing air conditioners  

  • Hanging picture frames

To the usual headaches like...

  • Light carpentry

  • Fixing leaky faucets

  • Painting

  • Installing grab bars

  • Unclogging drains