Best Part-Time Jobs in South Florida

Part-time work can make a lifelong difference in your neighborhood More than 25 million Americans are working part-time jobs, and that’s not just a reflection of people looking for additional income. In fact, the majority of part-time workers seek reduced hours with the hope of gaining more time for personal passions like earning degrees, starting families, and […]

Part-time work can make a lifelong difference in your neighborhood

More than 25 million Americans are working part-time jobs, and that’s not just a reflection of people looking for additional income. In fact, the majority of part-time workers seek reduced hours with the hope of gaining more time for personal passions like earning degrees, starting families, and even forming new businesses. What most don’t expect, though, is how part-time jobs allow you to contribute to your community.

Papa is the perfect example of how you can use part-time work to make a lifelong difference in your neighborhood. With flexible hours, you can provide support for South Florida’s ever-growing senior community without sacrificing time spent pursuing your life goals. Like Papa’s focus on the sizable elder demographic, there are plenty of part-time opportunities that cater to unique needs in the region. Here’s a look at some of the most popular flex jobs across South Florida.

Young woman working part-time in the supermarket.

The largest employer in South Florida is Publix Supermarkets. Publix has three distribution facilities, one manufacturing facility, and hundreds of stores in the South Florida region. The grocery chain employs people in jobs ranging from truckers to cashiers, with many part-time job opportunities available at all hours of the day and night, including weekends. This range makes Publix an excellent company for employees who are taking care of children or attending school.

Young woman working as a hotel staff.

Tourism is a considerable business in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other South Florida cities. There are resorts, restaurants, tourist attractions and so many other places that cater to South Florida visitors. Part-time jobs are plentiful, including hotel staff, tour guides, port workers, and drivers for gig companies like Uber and Lift. As a Papa Pal, you can take advantage of the beauty of South Florida with the members by taking a stroll on the beach, getting a coffee and danish at an outdoor restaurant, or just soaking in the sunshine in their yard or terrace.

Student working part-time at the university bookstore.

For students attending one of the community colleges or universities in South Florida, part-time jobs are available on campus. The University of Miami’s human resources department lists jobs available for students and those not currently enrolled. There are jobs in food preparation, campus maintenance, and at the bookstore. There are also jobs as instructional assistants and department administrators.

Young man working as a cashier in a school bookstore.

A great option for those looking to spend time with their children is to work for a school district. You can be out of the house at the same time as your kids and work part-time hours as a classroom aide, cafeteria worker, crossing guard, and other positions. The Broward County Unified School District employs thousands of people. Like being a Papa Pal, working with children can be a very satisfying and enriching experience.

A part-time job with personal benefits

An elderly man looking so happy to see his Papa Pal.

A job can be rewarding personally and financially when it involves helping others. Becoming a Papa Pal offers the opportunity to make senior citizens feel less isolated and more connected to the world beyond their homes in South Florida. Joining Papa as a Papa Pal has the potential to be a fulfilling and satisfying job. Checking in with seniors, helping with everyday tasks like car rides, food shopping, laundry or just providing companionship and chatting can rewarding for everyone involved. If being a Papa Pal sounds interesting, get started by filling out the application. Being a friend to an older adult is not only a job; it’s a kindness and a gift to them — and yourself.