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Finding the right kind of care for your family, pets, and your home can be challenging. Cornell provides free unlimited membership to help you locate and arrange care - see eligibility and details below.

Disclaimer: is an open marketplace and care providers are not endorsed by Cornell. Members are expected to screen care providers, conduct background checks, and follow other safety best practices. Visit’s Hiring Recommendations and Safety Center to learn more. Email with questions or concerns.

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About is home to over 11 million caregiver profiles and offers customer reviews, scheduling tools, and add-on features such as payroll management and background checks. Find out more by downloading this membership brochure (pdf).

After creating an account, you can search or post a position for a variety of caregiving jobs such as:

  • Babysitters and nannies
  • Pet sitters and dog walkers
  • Elder and adult care assistants
  • House sitters and cleaners
  • Tutors

Use the App or the mobile friendly website to simplify your experience. Need help enrolling? Watch's video on how to enroll in family care benefits.

Visit the Client Resource Center for links to all of's webinars, podcasts, and demo videos, plus articles, information, and guides.

Eligibility and account access

Benefits-eligible faculty, staff, retirees, and postdoc associates, as well as graduate and professional students are eligible for a free membership.

Create a new account

Use the Cornell specific portal to enroll. Register with your Cornell ID number (this number is located on your student, employee, or retiree ID card) -- do not enter any zeros that may be at the beginning of your ID number. 

Cornell Portal

Transfer an existing account

If you already have an account, visit and click on “Let's Get Started.”  You’ll be asked whether you have an existing membership. Select “Yes” and proceed with log-in. Contact Member Care at 1-855-781-1303 ext. 1 regarding reimbursement of unused paid time on your previous membership. 

Cornell University prohibits the use of your NetID password on websites such as Create a password that is different from your NetID password.

Changes to eligibility

Cornell regularly provides a list of eligible members to Your free membership ends within a week of your Cornell affiliation ending. At log-in you will be informed that your free access has ended and you will be offered fee-based options for continuation with your existing account. 


The Membership service is a do-it-yourself hiring marketplace where families find individual in-home caregivers and individual caregivers find jobs. conducts a background check on all caregivers. This is called “CareCheck.” A CareCheck includes social security number trace, National sex offender public website search, multi-jurisdictional criminal database search, and federal and county criminal records search. recommends families run checks of their own to make the best hiring decisions (e.g. Motor Vehicle Records). Learn about these options and more in the Safety Center.    

The Membership service also includes a directory of care businesses, like childcare centers. It is important to note that these are simply directory listings that are not vetted by (as noted on the business profiles). We recommend that families confirm licensing and the appropriateness of a given center for their child. 

Disclaimer: Cornell does not screen, manage, or endorse individuals listed on Cornell is not responsible for and will be held harmless against, any liabilities, damages, expenses, causes of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever, including any claims of negligence arising from or related in any manner to the use of maintains its own Terms of Use which members are asked to review and agree to. 



Rate of pay is negotiated between the caregiver and the hiring individual. offers a Babysitter Calculator, however rate of pay may be influenced by duties, certifications, and other factors.

Becoming a provider

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1. Go to and select "Apply to Jobs."

2. Build your caregiver profile by selecting the service(s) you can offer, including: babysitting, tutoring, pet walking or sitting, errand running, and more.

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Creating a profile is easy. The minimum annual fee is $24.99, which gives caregivers a basic membership to set up their account, customize their public profile, search and apply for jobs, and respond to premium members searching for a caregiver. All Cornellians enrolled in the Care@Work benefit are considered premium members.

Caregivers can opt to pay additional fees to boost their profile to rank higher and get priority job alerts. Visit to get started. Members must be at least 18 years of age and permitted to work in the United States. 

You will be asked if you are affiliated with a university and if so, the name.  By including this information, you will appear in search results when those seeking care search by school. 

Resources webinars on the Care Resource Center Page

Cornell Parenting, Child Care, and Lactation Resources

Child Development Council of Tompkins County

Tompkins County Office for the Aging