Welcome To

Backyard Gig!

We hope you can use this platform to get your tasks done, check things off of your to-do list, and overall better connect with your community!

What is Backyard Gig?

Backyard Gig is a two-sided platform where residents can post various gigs like building furniture or doing yard work that college students can complete for an agreed-upon wage. Small businesses can also post tasks such as needing someone to design a website or logo for them as well. Our mission is to bridge the gap between college students and the community residents so that they can help each other and achieve more together.

What Problem Do We Aim To Solve?

College Students

are in need of money but many cannot afford a part-time job with their busy school schedules

Local Residents

need tasks done but often times do not have the time, expertise, money, or ability to do them

Local Small Businesses

need technical work done but do not have the time or the budget to pay a professional rate

Why Post Tasks on Backyard Gig?

Save Time

Backyard Gig helps you with your daily tasks so you can spend more time relaxing!

Safety and Trust

Our taskforce consists of trusted and qualified college students who are all local to the area!

Help Local Students

By using our platform, you are automatically helping young college students earn money while also getting your tasks done!

How it Works

Post Your Task

Find a Skilled Student

Sit Back and Relax!

Ms. Jane Johnson, Local Resident

I love Backyard Gig! I was able to find someone to help me mulch my garden, move some furniture, and even tutor my middle school daughter!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Hire a Student on the Site?


Hiring a student is very simple! Just follow the steps listed below!:

  1. Log into your Backyard Gig account. If you don’t have one, you can create one by clicking “Sign Up.”
  2. Click on the “Find/Post a Gig” tab to go to the different task categories.
  3. Find your task category and click “Start a Discussion.”
  4. Type your task out! Make sure to include important details such as what the task is, how far you live from the University of Delaware campus and how much you are willing to pay for the task.
  5. Submit your post and soon a student will enquire about the task!




What Kind of Tasks Can I Get Done on Backyard Gig?


Backyard Gig was made so that anyone with any type of task can get theirs done! Currently we have the following categories: General Labor, Find Volunteers, Tutoring/School Help, Work Inside the House, Web/Info Design, Photography, Childcare, Petcare, Event Help and Misc. If you have questions about what category your task would fall under, please feel free to ask our admin using the chat feature on our website!




How Can I Trust the Student I Hire?


We go through a thorough review process which ensures that the students using the site are hardworking, reliable and trustworthy. This is so that you can live stress-free and allow them to do your tasks easily and safely! Also, all students are required to sign up with their UDEL emails, ensuring they are students of the University of Delaware.




What Method of Payment Do I Use to Pay the Student?


Currently our site does not have the functionality for online payment so currently you will have to pay the student directly when you meet him. That being said, we are currently in development of the necessary functionalities for online payment. Stay tuned!




Can I Hire More Than One Student?


That is correct! When creating the task’s description, you can certainly add that you would like more than one student to do the tasks such as saying that you require 2 or 3 students for the task. This way, students will know that they can ask their friend or someone they know to help them complete the task, as long as they are trustworthy and reliable.





Ready to Start Checking Things Off Of Your To-Do List?