Build a delivery business on your terms.

Use your truck, trailer, van, or just your muscle to work whenever you choose.

How Dolly works

1. Find Dollys nearby

Use the Helper app to browse Dollys and learn about job requirements.

2. Build your schedule

Request Dollys that suit your needs. Earn more on Bonus Dollys.

3. Do the Dolly & earn

Get paid twice a week and keep 100% of your customer tips.

Why Dolly?

High payouts, guaranteed

See how much you'll get paid before requesting a Dolly and receive 100% of customer tips! Top Helpers can routinely earn over $1,000 per week.

Build your delivery business

Be your own boss and quickly grow your business with consistent, well-paid work, and live notifications when new Dollys are requested in your area.

Control your work schedule

Work as much or as little as you'd like. You have full control over what Dollys you request. Go for only the ones that suit you.

Do Dollys with your friends

Get matched up with other Helpers and Hands or request your friends on the platform and get scheduled together.

“Dolly has opened up a new career for me. I'm building my delivery business while guaranteeing income for my family.”

- James A., Palo Alto, CA

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Helper stories

Frequently asked questions

Dolly's mission is to create freedom of time, freedom of choice, and freedom from worry for our customers. We do this by connecting people looking for help lifting, loading, and transporting their items to people with trucks and muscle.

Dolly Helpers and Hands are independent contractors that help people city-wide with their delivery and moving needs by using their truck, trailer, or simply muscle.

Dolly Helpers are paid $35+/hr.

Dolly Hands are paid $20+/hr.

Helpers & Hands keep 100% of the customer tips from each Dolly.

We use PayPal to make sure that you get paid twice a week. After you are approved on the platform you will receive an email with pointers on the best way to set up your PayPal account for Dolly.

Dollys completed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday payout on Friday.

Dollys completed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday payout on Tuesday.

All payments are done through PayPal.

Helper

Using a truck, cargo van, or box truck, Dolly Helpers lift, load, and transport items.

Hands

A Dolly Hands teams up with Helpers to assist with labor of lifting and loading items.

Assistant

Know someone who's already a Helper? You can become their Assistant (subcontractor) and work with them on Dollys. To become someone's Assistant, email our team and provide the name of the Helper you're interested in working with.

Helper (truck + muscle)
  • 18+ years of age
  • Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Have a pickup truck, cargo van, box truck, or vehicle w/ trailer model year 2000 or newer that is capable of safely and reliably moving items like a couch, bed, or desk
  • Have an Android or iOS smartphone with Android 5.0/iOS 11 or newer
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Willing and able to lift/carry large bulky items like couches and desks (at least 75 lbs)
  • Have a PayPal account or be able to set one up to get paid
Hands (no truck required)
  • 18+ years of age
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have a car, mini-van, SUV, or motorcycle/scooter to get you to and from Dolly locations
  • Have an Android or iOS smartphone with Android 5.0/iOS 11 or newer
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Willing and able to lift/carry large bulky items like couches and desks (at least 75 lbs)
  • Have a PayPal account or be able to set one up to get paid

  1. Get started by signing up as a Helper (if you have a pick-up truck, cargo van or box truck) or signing up as a Hands (no moving vehicle).
  2. Complete the sign-up process, including:
    • Vehicle & insurance verification (if you are signing up as a Helper)
    • ID Verification
    • Onboarding training
    • Signing a Helper agreement
    • Passing a background check

Then, download the Helper app and request your first Dolly!

If you have a vehicle with a trailer, yes. If you do not have a truck, cargo van, or box truck, you can sign up to be a Hands.

A lot of Dollys are furniture deliveries. You'll also perform apartment moves, loading and unloading of trailers, and transporting items to/from storage units.

Once you're approved on the platform, use the Helper app to view the Dollys that are available in your area. You're the boss! Request Dollys that align with your abilities and schedule, and work however much or little you'd like to.

Your Helper/Hands activation process will take around 5-10 days. This can vary due to background checks and is currently slowed down due to COVID-19 causing court closures. Once you've signed up, be sure to check your email throughout the process as the Dolly team will reach out with next steps along the way. Questions? Email us.

As of June 1, 2021, OAI coverage is available to Helpers & Hands who are approved on the Dolly platform and completing a job for Dolly. If you have additional questions please go to our Dolly Helpers Resource page.

Email us with any other questions.