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.


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Best Senior Communities in South Florida

In today’s upbeat and energetic society 55 is the new 25. That’s why the top senior communities in South Florida are created for the active ager.

In Southeast Florida, there are currently 92 communities to choose from.

At Papa, we looked at which communities out of these 92 had the best safety and resort style amenities.

Seniors who live in some of these communities were interviewed and they said they started feeling more like themselves again when they moved here and they also improved their relationships with their families.

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The communities that made our list all have age restriction, gated entry, clubhouses, fitness centers, golf courses, outdoor and indoor pools, restaurants on site, an aerobics and dance studio, an arts and craft studio, bocce ball courts, community transit, a ceramics studio, a sewing studio, a lapidary studio, educational classes, a stained glass studio, a ballroom, a performance and movie theatre, a woodworking shop, tennis and pickleball courts, a photography studio, and R.V/boat parking.

Now seniors have a place where they can live and play while feeling safe right outside the steps of their homes.

Here are the top senior communities in Southeast Florida

Century Village

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Century Village Communities are located in Deerfield, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach.

These locations are all top rated for their consistency, landscaping, high-end clubhouses, and golf courses.

Kings Point

With two locations in Delray Beach and Tamarac, this senior community has amenities aimed at keeping their homeowners socially and physically active.

Wynmoor Village

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Located in Coconut Creek, the Wynmoor has a 50,000+ square foot clubhouse with daily activities offered to its residents to keep you entertained.

One of their specialties here is they have an on-site restaurant and pharmacy.

Aberdeen Golf and Country Club

Just 8 miles from the ocean in West Boynton Beach, Aberdeen Golf and Country Club is recognized as a Gold Distinguished Club by Boardroom Magazine for its excellent member experience.

Whisper Walk

Only a 9-mile drive from Boca’s downtown Mizner, the Whisper Walk community is loved for its serene landscaping and peaceful neighbors.

Palm Isles Boynton Beach

Palm Isles

The amenities at Palm Isles are aimed to keep neighbors social and connected.

This community has a mix of activities to do to please any type of lifestyle.

Huntington Lakes

Located in Delray Beach 7 miles away from the ocean. This community is great for people who enjoy laying by the pool or swimming in the water.

The Huntington Lakes community has an indoor and outdoor Olympic sized swimming pools and 4 smaller pools scattered throughout the neighborhood.

It also has a great selection of books at their library, which makes it easy to lay out at the pool and read.

Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club Pembroke Pines

Holybrook Golf and Tennis Club

This community is known for its free golf membership. It offers an 18-hole PGA championship course and an 18-hole executive course.

Hollybrook Pembroke Pines is also pet-friendly and has a varied range of activities to expand your creative mind and exercise your body.

Indian Spring Country Club

Located in Boynton Beach, this senior community has a 52,000 square foot clubhouse and state-of-the-art spa and fitness center.

In Indian Spring Country Club, you can enjoy the outdoors on the golf course or on their 26 Har-Tru™ tennis courts.

Lakes of Delray

Lakes of Delray

Very close to the main attractions in downtown, Lakes of Delray has many activities for people who want to embrace their creative side.

You can take a ceramics class and then relax in the library, or enjoy the outdoors on the tennis or basketball courts.

Need Senior Services?

Go to joinpapa.com to find college students ready and able to keep you company while assisting with errands, or even a day trip to a local attraction.

It’s important to have a company like Papa that matches to your active lifestyle.


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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!