Part-time companion caregiving jobs offer flexibility, friendship and fulfillment
The desire to give back motivates many people to work part-time in semi-retirement.
Depending on the type of work, you may have the opportunity to share your life experience and wisdom with others. And, you might also find a sense of fulfillment that was missing from pre-retirement life.
Work part-time in semi-retirement or retirement
Fulfillment: There’s nothing better than making someone’s day. That’s exactly what you’ll do when you walk through the door. Companion caregiving is a personally gratifying experience.
Flexibility: When you work part-time for Papa, as a Papa Pal, you have 100% flexibility about where and when you work. Papa Pals are located across the country, from big cities to small towns and rural counties. It’s a great option for anyone who wants to balance working with other responsibilities. Plus, you can choose the type of visits you make.
Friendship: You’re not just providing support, you’re fighting loneliness in your community. Like an old friend, Papa Pals make a difference simply by being there. For someone who is home-bound, your visit might be the high point in their day or week. That fact alone makes caregiving some of the most emotionally satisfying work you can do.
Last but not least, Papa Pals also enjoy the variety each day brings.
What can you do during a Papa Pal visit?
- Light housekeeping or light gardening: Wipe down the counters, water plants, change a lightbulb and hang a painting–you’ll make a house or apartment feel more like home
- Technology support: Have fun on YouTube, give a FaceTime tutorial, explore news sites–you’ll help someone stay connected with others by teaching basic tech
- Care access: Provide a drive to the doctor’s, offer support getting to the dentist’s, pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy–you’ll help someone access the important care they need
- Activities and exercise: Discover great walks in the neighborhood, visit a local park, cook a meal, help with a crafting project–you’ll motivate someone to engage in activities
The work of Papa Pals makes a real difference. When you become a Papa Pal, you’ll positively impact the lives of others, and possibly bring new fulfillment to your own.