Companionship and check-ins for the elderly.

Use onHand to book a security-checked volunteer to check in on your older relative. Our friendly and flexible service will reassure you about the wellbeing. 


How We Help


Gardening & Outdoors

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Cleaning & Housework


Checking in

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Shopping & Errands




Driving & Travel



How It Works 

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Say what you need

From replacing some lightbulbs or getting something from the shops, to helping with paperwork or just having a cup of tea and a chat.


Chat to volunteers

Verified volunteers near you will be in touch to say how they can help. Check out their profile and chat with them to see if you click.

About Verified Volunteers


Get it done

Once you've found someone you get on with, arrange a date and time and we'll give the volunteer your details.


Donate to charity

onHand is only possible because of our 6 charity partners. As a way of saying thanks, we're asking that you make a donation after each task is complete - 80% goes to charity, and we keep 20% to pay the bills.

About our charity partners


Meet Our Volunteers

I signed up to onHand because, as a student, I find I’ve got quite a lot of spare time and would love to get to know the older people in my local area
— Emma, 22
I signed up to onHand because I want to be giving something back to the community I live in
— Steven, 32
I’ve only just moved to London, so I know how it feels to feel a bit isolated. I signed up to onHand because I hate the thought of anyone feeling alone
— Rachel, 26

Help from Volunteers,
Donations from You


No listing or callout fees. 

Everyone responding to you with onHand is doing it because they want to help you or your older relatives - without charging you a penny for their time.


Get help, do good.

Instead of paying for the tasks you request, we're asking that you donate to charity instead. We keep 20% of each donation to keep ourselves running.

About our charity partners