The Best Part-Time Jobs in Ft. Lauderdale For Students

When you're in college, it can be hard to manage a full-time job and succeed in school. Fort Lauderdale isn’t exactly the cheapest place to live either! The best solution is to find a healthy part-time position. At Papa, we've come up with a list of ideal jobs that offer a work-life balance, good pay, and enjoyability.

1. Papa Pal

Papa is a fantastic organization on a mission to create an extended family for the seniors in our cities that need them most. Fort Lauderdale and it’s surrounding cities of Lauderdale by the Sea and Pompano Beach are home to a very large senior population. Papa Pals help the elderly by driving them on errands, helping them around the house, or just simply being a companion when they need one.

Papa Pals provide love and compassion, and becoming one provides youwith a great part-time job and the gratification of making a positive difference in someone’s life.

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2. Service Industry

Jobs in the service industry can often seem intimidating for those who have no experience in restaurants. Loud, boisterous, and fast-paced; it’s easy to understand why some never considered themselves cut out for working in a restaurant.

Once you get the hang of it though, restaurant jobs, whether you’re a waiter, busboy, or bartender can be a lot of fun! Not to mention they typically pay cash and come with some perks like discounted food & drink when you visit off-hours. There are a ton of great restaurants and bars in Fort Lauderdale. Taking a few night or weekend shifts can pad your pockets in no-time.

3. Tutoring

Is there a class or subject you have down pat? That knowledge can be very valuable to a fellow college underclassman who may be struggling in that same subject matter. Tutoring can be a relatively painless, and quick way to make an extra $100 or so per week with just a few hours of work.

You might as well use what you already know, and you get the benefit of knowing that you’re helping a fellow student. Just look for the kid who’s sleeping next to you in class and sign up your first client! In some cases, you may even tutor without leaving your house via Skype sessions.

4. Boating Services

Fort Lauderdale is the yachting capital of the world. There are thousands of boats and boat owners in need of extra hands on deck. If you don’t mind the smell of salt in the air or the feeling of sun on your skin, a job in the open seas may be just what the doctor ordered.

Whether it’s maintenance, cleanup, or help around the office the boating industry is a huge source of employment and can be one for you too.

 

What are you waiting for?

We are looking for top talent at Papa! If you're currently enrolled in college and want to assist senior citizens, choose Papa.  It is time to earn some extra cash and choose your own hours.


The Best Part-Time Jobs in Miami for College Students

Miami is one of the pricier cities to live in if you're a college student, which is why you want to look out for the best ways to make some extra cash. Here are the best part-time jobs where you can live comfortably and have a balance while you're in school.

1. Papa Pal

Miami is a tough city to get around, and that puts Papa Pals in huge demand! Papa is a fantastic organization on a mission to create an extended family for the seniors in our cities that need them most. Papa Pals help the elderly by teaching them technology, running errands, or giving them companionship.

Believe it or not there is a massive elderly population in Miami! This job is great if you want to make some money and help others. Papa invests in their employees and gives you flexible hours. It is great for students who are in college full-time looking for something extra!

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2. Bartender

Jobs in the service industry can often seem intimidating for those who have no experience in bars or restaurants. Loud, boisterous, and fast-paced; it’s easy to understand why some never considered themselves cut out for working behind a bar.

Once you get the hang of it though, being a bartender can be a lot of fun! If you're a night owl and enjoy being around a crowd, this is a great job to consider.

3. Tutoring

Is there a class or subject you have down pat? That knowledge can be very valuable to a fellow college underclassman who may be struggling in that same subject matter. Tutoring can be a relatively painless, and quick way to make an extra $100 or so per week with just a few hours of work.

You might as well use what you already know, and you get the benefit of knowing that you’re helping a fellow student. Just look for the kid who’s sleeping next to you in class and sign up your first client! In some cases, you may even tutor without leaving your house via Skype sessions.

4. Valet Attendant

 

Can you drive stick shift? If so, you’re in higher demand than most! There are many hotels and restaurants in downtown Miami so you'll have multiple opportunities. Your shift is typically at night for one of these jobs, so it is a great way to earn extra cash as a full-time college student.

Miami is a flashy city, so be prepared for nice cars and big tips!

 

Are you motivated yet?

It's time to pick yourself up from your couch and go get that job you know you need! If you’re interested in learning more about Papa and how to become a Papa Pal visit our website and apply today.


7 Ideas For This Father's Day

Father’s Day is a wonderful time of the year. Husbands and Dads have a day to be celebrated, and we get to do something special to show them appreciation and create joy in their life. Papa wants to be a part of that!

Father’s Day is an opportunity to show gratitude to our dads, make the day theirs, and celebrate all that they’ve done for us.

Unfortunately, the reality for some is that we don’t live as close to our elderly loved ones as we’d like.

For those seniors, these holiday times can be lonely, but Papa can be the source of physical companionship and celebration that brightens their holiday.

Our passionate Papa Pals want to make sure your Papa gets the love they so very much deserve, even if you can’t be there yourself.

A Papa Pal can be the hug that you send to your dad to wish him a Happy Father’s Day, or the heartwarming smile that makes their holiday special.

Wish you could see the look on your dad’s face as he reads your Father’s Day Card? Even better, you can wish him one with the grandchildren by your side as you look into his eyes via a Facetime call that our Papa Pals would be more than happy to help coordinate.

When we celebrate Father’s Day it’s important to do more than just the standard phone call and card.

We at Papa think they deserve an entire day. Start with a homemade breakfast or brunch reservation, break out the cards, and get going on an adventurous day your father will remember all the way through next year.

Papa Pals can help with all the above, and if you need some recommendations on other activities you or your Papa Pal can enjoy with dad, see our favorites below:

Nature Trails 

Take a peaceful stroll with your dad and take a few hours to talk, observe nature, and enjoy each other’s company.

Matinee Movie 

It’s so rare we get to enjoy a movie with our elderly loved ones, Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity to make the trip.

Go out to eat

If you had breakfast at home, take your dad to lunch with a view. Maybe one of his favorite places he doesn’t get to go to so often anymore.

Look through photo albums

Seniors HIking

Nothing beats reminiscing about great family memories, and Father’s Day is a perfect excuse to do just that.

Sporting Event 

Depending on your location, odds are you can catch a baseball game this time of year, and they’ll probably be celebrating Father’s Day at the stadium too.

Walk around a local Farmer’s Market

Between the people, food, and rustle & bustle, a farmer’s market can be a great place for a fun-filled day with dad.

Museum

For dads who prefer a quieter, more artistic setting; a day at the museum will be time well spent.

How do you celebrate Father’s Day? Is there anything special we can help make happen in you or your loved one’s life?

Let us know by following us on social media, commenting, and staying involved with Papa. Call us today: 1-800-348-7951


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Top Reasons You Should Be A Papa Pal Caregiver

Giving back to others is good for you—mind, body and soul! And non-medical senior caregiving jobs are no exception. If you’re a nursing or healthcare student and you’re looking for a job you can feel good about, you should consider becoming a Papa Pal.

What is a Papa Pal?

With this unique job role, you’ll be providing an amazing experience to seniors in your community.

This includes assistance with daily tasks, as well as socialization. Your Papa Pal duties are specific non-medical tasks your elderly care companion needs help with, including laundry, transportation to medical appointments, cooking and light housework.

Papa Pals also “pal” around with their seniors, and often play games, go for walks or help them with arts and craft projects.

It’s a fun and engaging way to help another person while experiencing firsthand what senior assistance and care is all about!

How helping others helps you

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Rewarding work, like non-medical caregiving jobs, is beneficial to the seniors you’ll spend time with. But did you know they’re good for you, too? Here’s why:

Make new friends

As a Papa Pal, you’ll have a role in the life of your member and their family. To build social connections, it’s good to interact with all different people—both young and old.

You can make new friends while you experience the rewarding work of helping someone maintain a sense of well-being.

Stress less

Work that challenges you to give back to your community is good for your mental health—it can give you a sense of purpose, add to your happiness and even help combat depression. All of this can help you reduce stress and breathe a little easier.

Build your confidence

Maybe you’re heading towards graduation and feel you need to develop your “people skills” to be able to work with your future patients.

As a Papa Pal, you’ll have 1:1 interaction with your member, and as you gain experience, you’ll find your confidence increase!

Stay physically active

Helping out with daily activities will keep you on your toes. Senior caregiving jobs will help you keep moving and avoid being sedentary—a common problem for students who often find themselves behind a computer screen or buried in a book.

Learn something new

Though Papa Pals don’t fulfill any medical or home health tasks, you can still learn skills that will help you in your career.

Simply making time to be a good communicator through listening and sharing is an important skill for a professional in the healthcare field. What other skills will you gain?

Interested in joining us?

Papa offers senior caregiving opportunities in South Florida for nursing and healthcare students. If you’re interested in a rewarding, feel-good job, we’re looking for you! Register to be a Papa Pal today!


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Starting a Position as a Papa Pal?

Here’s How to Provide the Best Care Possible as a Papa Pal

Congratulations on your new position! As a Papa Pal, you’re taking a rewarding step in your career as you learn more about elderly care services.

Plus, you’re serving your community as a helper to a population that may find themselves lonely and in need of support.

As you embark on your new Papa Pal position, you may be wondering how to do your very best. Of course you’ll learn along the way, but you can hit the ground running with these top five tips.

Best-Ever Senior Care Assistance—Five Do’s

As you enter the life of your senior (also called member!), you’ll play a very special role as assistant and friend. Here’s how you can do your very best during your new role:

Get to know your member

As a Papa Pal, our members have hired you to provide a variety of help that may include meal prep, going with your senior on a walk, socialization such as playing a game of cards or even light housekeeping.

When you first meet your senior, open up the dialog with a conversation! What meals do they like, where do they prefer to go for a walk and what games do they love to play?

The more you learn about your elderly companion, the better equipped you’ll be to provide appropriate assistance and care.

Use GPS or Google Maps

Your responsibilities may include driving your senior to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store.

If you’re not familiar with the area, it always helps to use available technology such as GPS or a mapping app for your phone. Your member may be able to direct you; however, it never hurts to have back-up navigation ready, just in case.

Be patient

As people age, it may take them longer to express their thoughts or get their words out. Plus, your member may feel unsure and take a bit to warm up to you. That’s OK—be patient and kind, and always a good listener.

Be creative

Elderly people have well-developed likes and dislikes, but may be open to learning and trying new things.

As you get to know your member, don’t be afraid to make fun activity suggestions!

If you know your member likes a particular kind of food, you could search for new recipes together.

If you find a movie, game or craft you think your senior might like, why not bring it up during your next visit?

If they like conversation, ask them about their life and learn about the exciting adventures they may have taken.

Variety is the spice of life, and your contributions will make the difference in the quality of your new friend’s day!

Come prepared 

Your Papa Pal position will likely have you on your feet. Always dress appropriately with your Papa T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. And, remember to smile!

Your positive attitude will be contagious in the care you provide.

Looking for a Senior Caregiving Job?

Check out Papa, We’re a unique company that matches you with opportunities in your community.

If you’re a nursing or healthcare student interested in serving your community and earning extra money with a part-time job, we’re looking for you! Sign up to be a Papa Pal today!