Companion caregivers lift up their communities by helping others
Making a positive difference at work begins with showing kindness. For companion caregivers, it’s the foundation of everything they do.
Companion caregivers help people in the heart of their communities. Each and every day, their work makes a meaningful impact.
If you’re interested in a meaningful role, now is the time to become companion caregiver. It’s a flexible part-time job where making a positive difference is all in a day's work. Read on to learn more about this great job opportunity.
Making a positive difference at work as a companion caregiver
At Papa, companion caregivers are Papa Pals. They work part-time in communities supporting Papa members, including older adults, seniors and families.
Papa Pals help people in their neighborhoods with things like companionship, help around the house, shopping, and transportation.
From the big things to the little things, Papa Pals care for others in ways that really matter. Most certainly, Papa Pals fill each of their visits with small kindnesses.
To learn more, we asked Papa members to share how their Papa Pals make a difference.
Here's what Papa members said about their Papa Pals
“It has been wonderful having Jose coming to our home and helping out with little projects or just talking about life’s problems. He is a very kind hearted person” — Papa member Lisa writing in celebration of Papa Pal Jose
“Our family has been so impressed with Marrie. Our mom has been enjoying her visits with Marrie. Marrie is good to my mom.“ — Papa member Buenaventurada writing in praise of Papa Pal Marrie
“James had me zen today with lots of positive vibes . Always very pleasant. I have the best Papa Pal!“ — Papa member Mea writing in recognition of Papa Pal James
“Lucero was here a full two and one half hours! She is amazing! What a precious gift! Thank you, thank you!“ — Papa member Joan writing in praise of Papa Pal Lucero
Taking care of the little things
Papa Pals like Marrie and James help with a variety of household tasks, including light housekeeping, gardening, meal prep, car rides, grocery shopping and pet care.
Papa Pals take care of the little things that mean a lot. Whether Papa Pals are cooking a hot meal, changing batteries in smoke alarms, or watering plants, they make a house feel more like home. Most importantly, they help people feel cared for.
Qualities of great companion caregivers
It might surprise you to learn that you don't need certifications to work as a companion caregiver. The job doesn’t require medical or health care classes.
In essence, it's difficult to learn the most important qualities of great companion caregivers in a classroom.
For example, things like empathy, reliability and kindness are all qualities you gain through life experiences. Companion caregivers often have experience caring for others, including family and community members, plus a range of paid work and volunteer experience.
Above all, Papa Pals are kind-hearted people who make a difference.
Start working as a companion caregiver
Interested in becoming a Papa Pal and making a positive difference at work? Take the first step and apply today. The hourly pay ranges from $13 to $16, plus mileage and bonuses. For example, when bonuses apply you can earn between $20 and $25 an hour.
It’s easy to complete your Papa Pal application online and make your own schedule.
Are you ready to apply? Click here to become a Papa Pal!