What is a Papa Pal?

Papa Pals support our members with companionship, help around the house, shopping, transportation, and more.

Become a Papa Pal and use our mobile app to browse flexible work opportunities, book visits with members on-demand, and work as much as you want, whenever you want.

Doing good never felt better.
  1. Browse & book

    Browse nearby visits by distance, day, and time. Once you find a visit that works for you, tap to accept. Book visits the same day or up to 30 days in advance.

  2. Show up

    Call the member 24 hours in advance. Day-of, the Papa Pal app tracks your travel. All you need to do it show up on time, follow our Community Standards, and have a great visit.

  3. Get paid

    You’ll earn an hourly rate, daily AND weekly bonuses, based on the number of visits you’ve completed, and other factors. Papa Pals are usually paid within two business days.

    Work from anywhere, anytime, with no limit on earnings.

Pal Stories

Meet Julie and Lauren: Friends from Soul to Soil


Papa member Julie and her Papa Pal Lauren dug deep—both literally and figuratively—and found a soulful connection.

Meet Sunal: Fueled by a Desire to Connect with People

Portland, OR

Living in a new country, Sunal missed the connection he had at home in India. He found companionship as a Papa Pal.

Meet Heavenly: Impacting Her Community with Kindness

Portland, OR

Read about Heavenly, a Papa Pal who loves that she can impact her community while having the flexibility to be with her family when they need her.

What Papa Pals say

Being a Papa Pal has allowed me to have flexibility in my schedule and meet wonderful people who keep me motivated and inspired. The members rely on me, and the relationships we have formed mean so much.


I meet Medicaid members who lack the most basic needs—food, housing, transportation—and I help them access health care and community services. These members often have no family or loved ones to be there for them and only have me. The smiles when they see me make being a Papa Pal worth it.


So many seniors are lonely and I am here to help them feel heard and loved. When I build healthy relationships with Papa members, I help them overcome their feelings of loneliness, and they give me the joy of human connection.


The companionship we offer not only allows the members to feel good and appreciated, but I also feel good knowing I am making a difference in their lives. I do the things for them that they cannot—errands, organizing, cooking—while we talk, spend time, and strengthen our social bond.

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Ask us anything

Here are some of the most common questions we receive from our future Papa Pals.

Earn while doing good.

Let’s start with your phone number – we’ll text you a code to verify your phone.