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Help older adults in your community. Get paid to make a difference.



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Change Lives

Being a Pal directly impacts the wellbeing of those who need it most. Join us in the fight against loneliness.

Grow Your Earnings

Access our network of members and fill your schedule providing transportation and non-medical support to older adults in your area. 

Work on Your Time

Using our on-demand app, browse & book visits based on your schedule, with no minimum time commitments.

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$100 BONUS after your third in-person visit

As a Roundtrip partner, you're eligible to receive this one-time bonus in addition to any other eligible visit bonuses.

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About Papa

Papa's mission is to support older adults and families by providing on-demand in-home support and companionship. 

Andrew Parker, our CEO, founded Papa to support his own grandfather ("Papa") when his family was not always able to be there. Today, Papa supports over 2 million members nationwide through our network of Pals.

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What are Pals?

Papa pairs older adults and families with "Pals'' for assistance. Our Pals provide a variety of non-medical support, such as companionship, light house help, car rides, grocery shopping, tech help and more. Papa Pals make a real difference in the lives of older adults in their community, while managing their own schedule through the convenience of our app.

Using the the Papa Pal app, you'll be able to browse and book the visits that work best for you. Select your own visits and earn on your own schedule. There are no set hours; work as much or as little as you'd like.


Becoming a Papa Pal

Submit your Application

Once you submit your application, we'll run a brief background check (paid by Papa). We'll let you know once yours clears, usually in about a day (learn more).

Join a Pal Welcome Call

During the call you'll get a walk-through of the Papa Pal app. You'll also get the chance to ask any questions you have. After this call you're officially a Papa Pal!

Log in and Book a Visit

In the Papa Pal app, you can browse and book visits near you. You will learn more about booking and confirming visits during your Pal Welcome call.

Stories from our Pals and Members

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What are the requirements to become a Papa Pal?

Our Pals do not need any specific trainings or certifications. Pals need to be 18+, have a valid driver's license (if transporting members), and pass a background check. Most importantly, Pals need to be caring, reliable, and have a desire to have fun! Read more about our requirements here.

Where can I work?

We have over 2 million Papa Pals and members across the US! As a Pal, you're eligible to book visits anywhere they are offered. Using the Pal app, you'll be able to see all available visits near you.

What will my schedule look like?

You may already have a busy schedule. As a Papa Pal, you have full control of your time. Simply browse and book the visits that work best for you. You can schedule visits up to 14 days in advance. Work as little or as much as you'd like.

What are the pay rates?

Our Pals are paid hourly rates for in-person visits and virtual visits. The average in-person visit is 2 hours, but some are longer.

In addition to the hourly rate, Pals receive points bonuses, and other special bonuses (learn about our bonus programs). Pals also receive mileage reimbursement.

When do I get paid?

Our visit payments and daily bonuses are processed one business day after the visit. It takes 1 to 2 business days for payments to be reflected in your bank account.

Weekly bonuses, special bonuses, and rewards are processed on Tuesdays and it usually take 1 to 2 business days to be reflected in your bank account.

Review pay rates for in-Person visits and bonus programs for more details.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ’s here

Getting Started is Simple

Make a difference in your community, and take advantage of our Roundtrip Special bonus.

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Submit the application in just a few minutes

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We will run a brief background check

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Join our welcome session for new Pals

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Get the Papa App and book your first visit