10 Reasons to Work as a Companion Caregiver

If you’re searching for a meaningful and rewarding part-time job, consider becoming a companion caregiver with Papa.

Here are the top 10 reasons you’ll love going to work as a companion caregiver with Papa.

If you’re searching for a meaningful and rewarding part-time job, consider becoming a companion caregiver with Papa. It’s some of the most emotionally satisfying work you can do in your community. Here are the top 10 reasons that people love going to work as a companion caregiver, a Papa Pal.

Here are the top 10 reasons that people love going to work as a companion caregiver–a Papa Pal.
Do people often describe you as a people person? If so, you could be a wonderful companion caregiver.

10 reasons to work as a companion caregiver

Companion caregivers help people in their own communities. They offer companionship and support to older adults and families. 

Think of Papa Pals as friendly, kind and resourceful neighbors. They’re good company. They help in many ways. 

Papa Pals can be a walking partner on a walk through the neighborhood, help around the house with light housekeeping and gardening, offer transportation to and from doctor appointments, lend a hand with pet care, and more.

Here’s what Papa Pals love about their work

1. It’s fulfilling.

You get a true sense that your work matters when you help others. As a Papa Pal, you’ll see the positive impact you make in your neighborhood and the greater community. 

2. You enjoy a flexible schedule.

Companion caregivers set their own schedules. It’s flexible, part-time and hourly work. Being a Papa Pal is a great job for people who want to work a limited number of hours or on specific days. As a Papa Pal, you decide when and how often you work.

3. It’s rewarding.

The base rate ranges from $13 to $16 an hour, plus bonuses. You can earn up to $25 an hour when bonuses apply. Plus, Papa pays for your commute mileage to and from visits. If you offer transportation visits, Papa pays for that mileage as well.

4. You’re needed.

Companion caregivers are needed in communities across the country. You’ll find great opportunities to do work you enjoy wherever you live.

5. You give back to the community.

If you think giving back to the community means making a big donation, think again. Giving back is all about the small things–the small kindnesses that add up. By helping fellow community members on a one-to-one basis, you’re truly giving back. 

No two Papa visits are the same. Because you choose the type of visit, you can do something different every day. 
No two Papa Pal visits are the same. You can choose the type of visit you do, including helping out in the garden.

6. There’s a lot of variety.

No two Papa visits are the same. You can do something different every day because you set your own schedule and choose the type of visit. 

7. It's a mobile job.

Planning a move to a new neighborhood or across the country? There’s no need to re-apply in your new location when you move. Just update your address and start booking visits.

8. You use your life experience.

If you’re someone who has cared for family, volunteered with schools and nonprofits, run a household, taught someone a new skill, or offered support to neighbors, you have valuable life experience. You can put it to good use working as a companion caregiver.

9. It’s a great role for friendly people.

Do people sometimes describe you as a people person? If the answer is yes, you could be a wonderful companion caregiver. You’re good with people and are a good listener, too.

10. You make a positive impact.

Each and every day, Papa Pals pay it forward. By doing work that helps others, they make neighborhoods stronger. Think of Papa Pals as the kind and resourceful neighbors that everyone needs in their life.

Interested in going to work as a companion caregiver?

Being a part-time companion caregiver with Papa offers flexibility, friendship, fulfillment, and much more.

Click here to apply and learn more about the work of Papa Pals.