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These care jobs are the future of work!

#YouCanCare Week, between February 25th and March 3rd this year, is held annually to raise awareness of exactly how rewarding a role in care is. And this awareness is of great significance as we are living in an aging society and the demand for elderly-care jobs is constantly growing. There has been some discussion about how new technologies, robot companions, or smartphone applications instead of doctors can provide solutions for elderly care. But we all know nothing can replace the human connection, care and communication.

If you agree and are looking for ways to make money on a flexible or full-time basis, then you might want to consider a relevant job in the care job sector – you don’t necessarily have to be a professional, like a nurse for example. You can find various ways to offer your caring services to elderly people, parents, pet owners, and your community via AppJobs. Let’s explore them!

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Jobs in the Care sector via AppJobs.

1. Caregiver

You can choose to become a caregiver for the elderly via Care or ElderCare.

Both apps offer you opportunities to become a full-time or part-time caregiver. You can work in a flexible way and select the services you will give, which can vary between personal care, housekeeping, nursing care, administering medication, preparing meals or doing physical therapy, for example. The needs of different families vary a lot, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t hold a relevant degree or have specialised knowledge – doing light housekeeping, offering company and making sure an elderly takes their medication on time, for example, are things anyone can do.

Check out Care in the US: in Detroit, Tampa, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Denver, Pittsburgh.

Check out Care in Europe: in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam.

Check out Care in Canada: in Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal.

Check out Care in Australia: in Sydney, in Melbourne, in Perth, in Brisbane, in Gold Coast.

Check out ElderCare in the US: in Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Seattle, Memphis, Columbus.

Check out ElderCare in Canada: in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver.

But these two platforms are not the only ones you can sign up with to offer your caring services to the elderly.

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The best part-time care jobs: pet sitter, babysitter, house sitter, elderly care

2. Grocery shopping, pet sitting and cleaning services

Aged people have sometimes mobility problems or they get tired easily, so you could do grocery shopping for them via Instacart, Grubhub or Shipt, for example. You could also try Envoy, which is mostly for grocery shopping but also for running other small errands for seniors, like picking up medicine, clothes, or buying a birthday card.

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Check out Grubhub in San Bernardino, Indianapolis, El Paso, Tampa, Orlando and other cities in the US.

Check out Shipt in Portland, Phoenix, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago and other cities in the US.

Check out Envoy in San Diego, Phoenix, Miami, Houston, Seattle.

Check out Instacart in the US: in Seattle, Boston, New York City, Milwaukee.

Check out Instacart in Canada: in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver.

You could also take the elderly’s dogs out for walks. Especially on days that it is cold or icy, they will probably not be able to take their best friends out for their regular walks. You can help them by joining Rover, PetSitter or Wag!, for example.

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Check out pet sitting jobs in the US: in Seattle, Nashville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis.

Check out pet sitting jobs in Canada: in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montréal.

Check out pet sitting jobs in Europe: in Marseille, Paris, Bologna, Milan, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Madrid

Check out pet sitting jobs in Australia: in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast.

And then, you could also just clean their homes for them with TaskRabbit, TidyApp, ProntoPro or Merry Maids. Most of the elders get easily tired or cannot be physically active to perform simple chores like vacuuming the floor, dusting or taking down the curtains to wash, for example. They will very much appreciate your help!

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Check out all cleaning job opportunities in the USA: in Miami, Atlanta, New York City, Houston, Sacramento, Orlando and many other US cities.

Check out all cleaning job opportunities in Canada: in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal

Check out all cleaning job opportunities in Europe: in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast.

Offering caring services to the elderly can be very rewarding! Especially if you are a person with highly developed compassion and empathy, taking care of senior citizens will make you feel that you are doing something really important. And it is! Because apart from helping the elderly with tasks, home chores and errands, you will also and most importantly offer conversation and companionship, i.e. a valuable friendship!

Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.