Do you want to earn extra money helping seniors in your community?

With Custodia, approved Custodia Helpers can add time, skills, and tools to the platform and get matched with local seniors who need a little help around the house. If you want to help seniors, have a kind and personable demeanor, you may be a great Custodia Helper.

Help local seniors with these and other tasks, on-demand.

Shovelling Snow
Fixing Things
Clean The Yard
Running Errands
Cleaning House
Washing Windows
Mowing The Lawn
Help With Tech
Organizing Things
Home Safety

Purpose Driven Work

When you work with Custodia, you work with purpose and feel great about the help you are offering local seniors. On top of that, there are some great benefits.


With Custodia you get the type of work you want.


Feel great about your work and how you earn your income.


No set hours or days, you can work as much or as little as you want.


Get paid fast when you finish each project. It’s simple.


Custodia is growing and we want you to grow with us.

Which type of role is right for me?

Skilled Helper

Skilled helper is a contract role

– Home and property maintenance
– Requires a vehicle
– Use your own tools and equipment
– Fill open spots in your schedule
– Work whenever you want
– Gass and tool maintenance credits
– Get paid fast!

General Helper

Home helpers are generalists

– Snow, leaves, grass, odd jobs, errands
– Requires a vehicle
– Use your own tools and equipment
– Add extra work to your schedule
– Work whenever you want
– Gas and tool maintenance credits
– Get paid fast!

Specialized Helper

Specialized helpers are…

– Licensed professionals
– Provide specialized services
– Insured operating businesses
– Fill open spots in the schedule
– Provide free quotes on projects
– Reputable in the community
– Get paid fast! 

We’re committed to the health and safety of all seniors and helpers

Our teams are working closely with health officials to make sure we’re taking the appropriate precautionary measures to keep helpers safe, including providing helpers with safety kits.

Covid-19 Policy

Frequently Asked Questions about working with Custodia

How do I become an Custodia  helper in my area?

To become a Custodia Helper you must meet the basic requirements and sign-up using the form above. Once you’ve signed-up, if approved, you’ll get an email with next steps.

What are the job requirements for Custodia helpers?

In order to work with Custodia, you must:
– Be at least 18 years old
– Be eligible to work in Canada
– Have a valid driver’s license and regular access to a registered vehicle 
– Have a smartphone that’s compatible with the Custodia app
– Be able to lift 30+ lbs with or without accommodation
– Help with home and property maintenance
– Pass a background check

How are Custodia helper earnings calculated?

Custodia Helper earnings are based on:
– Size of the job
– Time of day when the order is placed
– Time spent shopping
– Batch incentives, quality bonuses, retention boosts, and customer tips

How do Custodia helpers get paid?

Custodia helpers are paid weekly via direct deposit and these payments correspond to services provided between Monday and Sunday of the previous week. If you don’t have direct deposit set up, Custodia will help you get set up with your bank. Custodia also offers an Quick Pay option for Helpers who may need the cash right away.

Do Custodia helpers get tips?

Yes! You keep 100% of customer tips as an Custodia Helper. Custodia does not take any portion of tip money.

What is the difference between a Skilled Helper and a General Helper?

As a Custodia Helper, you can choose from a variety of day to day tasks for seniors: home and property maintenance, handyman work, cleaning, errands, painting and more. Each service may need different skills and tools:

Skilled Helper: A contract role with Custodia and requires a vehicle, insurance, tools, and equipment in order to deliver Custodia services directly to seniors. As a skilled helper, you have control over where, when, what jobs you take.

General Helper: A casual labour employee who helps seniors with general home and properly mantenance and odd jobs. This role requires access to transportation and simple home and property maintenance tools. Custodia covers insurance and taxes.

Specialized Service Provider: A reputable operating business withy employees that provides a specialized product or service for seniors.

Will I still earn money as a Custodia helper if I don’t get any orders?

Yes, you can earn money by advancing your skills and taking online courses with Custodia that help you get more work. We pay you to learn more skills.

Not all helpers qualify for skills training. Please inquire with the local manager.

Custodia Helper’s do not get paid otherwise if they do not successfully complete any requests.

Do you have to have a car to work as a Custodia Helper?

To be a Custodia helper you must have access to a vehicle and basic tools to perform the work you request. 

You do not need to own the car/van/truck. You do need to proof of insurance.

Does Custodia pay for gas, mileage, or car maintenance

Custodia automatically builds in a maintenance and gasoline credit on jobs that require gas engines to do work. We also add a gasoline credit for Helpers who execute multiple (3 or more) visits a day for seniors.

As a Custodia Skilled Helper you are an independent contractor. Therefore, you use your own vehicle to handle requests and you pay for your own maintenance and fuel. 

However, as an independent contractor, you may be able to write off some of these expenses as business-related expenses when filing your taxes. Please consult a tax advisor if you have any questions.

How do taxes work as a Custodia Helper?

Your taxes will not be withheld from your pay. If you make more than $500 per tax year as a Custodia Helper, we will send you a T4A tax form. This is a standard tax form for contract workers