4 Best Part-Time Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

Whether you’re looking for a regular gig or just a few hours a month, seek out employment options that you’ll find rewarding.

Work during the school year with these flexible jobs

For stay-at-home moms and stay-at-home dads, there are a lot of boxes to check when it comes to finding a part-time job. It’s even harder to find jobs that you can do while the kids are at school. 

Does your job hunt wish list look like this?

  • Skip the commute 
  • No long-term commitments
  • Make extra money
  • Gain work experience
  • Do something rewarding

The good news is that it's possible to find a role that matches your family’s schedule and your own needs. You can even find one that’s personally rewarding.

Here are four of the best part-time jobs for stay-at-home moms and stay-at-home dads.
Working as a Papa Pal caregiver is one of the best part-time jobs for stay-at home parents, offering flexibility, fun and fulfilment.

With more parents seeking flexible work, we put together this helpful list to kickstart the job hunt. Here are the 4 best part-time jobs for stay-at-home moms and stay-at-home dads.

1. Work for your local school district

You know the playground like the back of your hand. You can navigate drop-off/pick-up like a pro. You enjoy a bustling workplace. Why not work for your school district? Many schools have openings for part-time classroom aides, office managers, coaches, and cafeteria assistants, not to mention substitute teachers and bus drivers.

Bonus: You get school holidays off.

2. Work as a virtual assistant

Are you a wizard when it comes to planning and organization? Working a virtual assistant is a good option for anyone with office, project management or administration experience. It's also a 100% virtual option. You might support businesses or individuals–or a combination of both. Start your search by looking for opportunities at job sites such as FlexJobs and Upwork.

Bonus: You can work from anywhere.

3. Work in fitness

Do you excel at sports? Love working out? Find a great part-time role in the fitness industry. You don’t need to be an athlete, but it does help if you have a passion for fitness. Options include teaching classes, welcome desk support, maintenance, activities coordinator, and office support.

Bonus: You often get perks like free classes and gym memberships.

4. Work as a companion caregiver

You love people. You want to give back. You need flexibility. It’s time to explore working as a part-time caregiver and companion. You'll provide non-medical help, so you don’t need health care experience to start working.

As a companion caregiver for Papa, a Papa Pal, you’ll use the experience and wisdom you’ve gained as a parent to helping older adults and families around the house and in the community.

No two days are the same. For a Papa Pal, the day might include light gardening and meal prep, going on a walk around the neighborhood, or giving a drive to an appointment. You can also put your tech know-how to good use by teaching someone to use technology so they can stay connected with friends and family. But most importantly, you'll provide companionship and conversation.

Bonus: Caregiving is flexible, rewarding and fulfilling work. You'll set your own hours and can schedule short shifts while the kids are at school.

Whether you’re looking for a regular gig or just a few hours a month, be sure to seek out employment options that you'll find rewarding, both personally and financially.

This list of the best part-time jobs for stay-at-home moms and stay-at-home dads is just the beginning. More and more organizations are offering flexible scheduling and seasonal work, opening up new opportunities for parents. 

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