Get rewarded for helping people.

Join Dolly and use your truck, trailer, van or just your hands to get paid working whenever you choose.

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Make $30/hr or more

I have a pickup truck, cargo van, or box truck and can lift over 75 lbs

Apply as a Helper
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Make $15/hr or more

I don't have a pickup truck but do own a car and can lift over 75 lbs to assist Helpers

Apply as a Hands

Have questions before applying? See our Helper FAQ here.

Application process typically takes 5-10 days, but please expect major slowdowns related to effects of COVID-19.

How it works:

Step 01

Get Notified & View Details

Open the Helper app to view details, items, general locations, and upfront pay.

App screen - Dolly Details
Step 02

Request & Get Scheduled

Request Dollys to build your schedule. Connect with your customer to provide a great experience. If the Dolly is a two person Dolly, meet the other Helper.

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Step 03

Do the Dolly & Get Paid

Swipe to start. Do the Dolly. Swipe to stop. Get paid. It’s that easy.

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Here's why people are joining 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

    Easily get notified of leads on people looking to connect with you for their delivery and moving needs.

  • Work on your own 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.

  • Meet and work with others

    Get matched up with other Helpers and Hands or request your friends on the platform. Easily notify others of Dollys to 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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Frequently asked questions:

What is Dolly?

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.

What will I be doing?

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.

What is the pay, and how am I paid?

Dolly Helpers are paid $30+/hr.
Dolly Hands are paid $15+/hr.

We use PayPal to make sure that you get paid every 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 done in any Sunday-Saturday period are paid out the following Friday.

All payments are done through PayPal.

What are the different positions available?

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

Dolly Hands: Teams up with Helpers to assist with labor of lifting and loading items.

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

What are the requirements to be a Dolly Helper/Hands?

Dolly Helper (truck + muscle):

  • 21+ 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

Dolly 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
What are the steps to becoming a Dolly Helper/Hands?

Apply above! Complete your application by submitting your personal information and required documents. After that you have to sign the Helper agreement, pass the onboarding information session, and clear a background check.

I don’t own a truck, can I still be a Helper?

If you have a vehicle with a trailer, yes. Unfortunately, if you do not have a truck, cargo van, or box truck you cannot be a Dolly Helper. Feel free to apply to be a Hands though!

What kind of work will I be doing?

A lot of Dollys are furniture deliveries. There are also a lot of apartment moves, loading/unloading trailers, and transporting items to/from storage units.

How do I get Dollys?

When you are approved on the platform, you will receive access to the Dolly Helper app. The app will show you open Dollys in your area. You have the ability to view the details of the Dolly and request it if it fits into your schedule and your abilities.

If I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please contact if you have any other questions.

How long will it take to get activated after I apply?

Your Helper application 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 submitted an application, be sure to check your email throughout the process as the Dolly team will reach out with next steps along the way. This ensures your application moves along as quickly as possible. Questions? Email us at