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.


We find volunteers

From our database of 100’s near you. We interview all volunteers and are very selective. They are lovely.

About Verified Volunteers


Get it done

Once we’ve found a great match, we arrange a date and time for them to complete your task. For the first session, we come along too to make sure all works well for you.


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,
Support for Charities


No listing or callout fees.

The volunteers on onHand give their time because they want to help you or your older relatives - they do not make any money from the help they give.


Get help, do good.

We charge £10 an hour for the tasks you request. We keep 20% of all payments to meet our costs with 80% going to UK charities.

About our charity partners


Ready to find out more?

Fill in the form below and we’ll get right back to you to discuss your needs: