Looking for a Flexible Side Hustle? Consider Companion Care with Papa

Flexible, rewarding, and fulfilling: Become a Papa Pal and make a real difference

By Macaroni KID May 15, 2023

Are you looking for a side hustle that lets you make a positive difference in your community? Consider becoming a Papa Pal!

Papa is a healthcare technology company that connects seniors and individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities with "Papa Pals" who provide companion care services and support for everyday needs. As a Papa Pal, you'll be able to provide personalized care and companionship to those who need it most, while earning extra income and building your skills and experience.

Several Macaroni KID publishers also work as Papa Pals and have gotten a lot out of the experience.

Macaroni KID Publisher Brigette Schroeder also works as a Papa Pal.

"People need people. There is no other way of saying it," says Brigette Schroeder, a Papa Pal and publisher of Macaroni KID Yorkville, Ill. "In a world of technology, online shopping, and even online health care, we are seeing so many of our older friends and family suffer from not having the connection and companionship they were once accustomed to and so very much thrive on."

Interested in becoming a Papa Pal? Applying is easy! 

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No health care experience required.

'The job is a joy'

Papa's companion care is all about providing seniors and individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities with the assistance and companionship they need to remain independent and engaged in their communities. As a Papa Pal, you'll be able to make a real difference in the lives of those you serve, by providing them with the help and support they need to live their best lives.

Papa Pals provide a range of services, including assistance with everyday tasks like grocery shopping and light housekeeping, transportation to medical appointments and social events, and companionship and emotional support. You'll work with your clients to develop personalized care plans that meet their unique needs and preferences, helping them to feel empowered and supported as they navigate the challenges of aging or living with chronic illness or disability.

"I've done my job as a Papa Pal by being someone that can help in the little ways like reminding them to make appointments, fold some laundry, run to the post office for stamps, or even just sit and drink a cup of tea and listen to them, Brigette says. "Just knowing I've been able to help someone with a task, get them to an appointment, or just give them a little extra attention by offering an ear to listen makes the job a joy."

Work your own hours

One of the best things about working as a Papa Pal is the flexibility it offers. You can work as little as three hours a week or as much as ten, depending on your personal goals and the demand for services in your community. You'll also be able to set your own schedule, allowing you to balance your work with your family responsibilities and other commitments.

Once hired, Brigette simply logs on to Papa's app to see what Papa Pals jobs are available in her area! She can choose to accept a job or not, depending on her schedule.

If you're looking for a flexible, rewarding job that lets you make a real difference in your community, becoming a Papa Pal may be the perfect opportunity for you. You'll be able to use your skills and experience to provide personalized care and companionship to those who need it most while earning extra income and building your network and experience.

"A parent working as Papa Pal can just take assignments during school hours," Brigette says. "It makes working part-time with school-aged kids very doable for parents that wouldn't normally be able to work because of their kids' schedules and other activities."

So why not consider becoming a Papa Pal today? You'll be able to join a community of caring, compassionate individuals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Apply now!