Making a Positive Difference at Work

Making a positive difference at work begins with showing kindness. For Papa Pals, it’s the foundation of everything they do.

Papa Pals 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.

Papa Pal companion caregivers help people in the heart of their communities. Each and every day, their work makes an impact. 

If you’re interested in meaningful work, now is the time to become a Papa Pal. Read on to learn more about this flexible, part-time job opportunity.

Making a positive difference at work and in the community begins with showing kindness.

Making a positive difference at work as a companion caregiver

At Papa, companion caregivers are Papa Pals. They work in their own 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. 

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 tasks, including light housekeeping and gardening, meal prep, car rides, grocery shopping, and pet care.

From the big things to the little things, Papa Pals help in ways that really matter.

Most importantly, Papa Pals fill each of their visits with small kindnesses. Papa Pals help people feel cared for.

Making a positive difference at work begins with showing kindness. From the big things to the little things, Papa Pals care for others in ways that really matter.
From the big things to the little things, Papa Pals care for others in ways that really matter, like watering the garden.

Qualities of great companion caregivers

It might surprise you to learn that you don't need specific qualifications to work as a companion caregiver. The job doesn’t require medical licensing. 

Companion caregivers often have experience caring for others, plus a range of paid work and volunteer experience. While no two companion caregivers are the same, all share valuable qualities such as empathy and patience

Making a positive difference at work as a Papa Pal

Interested in becoming a Papa Pal and making a positive difference at work? Take the first step and apply today. The hourly base rate ranges from $13 to $16, plus commute mileage and bonuses. With bonuses, you can earn between $20 and $25 an hour.

It’s easy to complete your Papa Pal application online and make your own schedule.

Click here to become a Papa Pal!