Have Fun Working as an Activity Companion with the Elderly

Being a Mon Ami Companion is more than a part-time job – it is a meaningful experience. Mon Ami Companions enjoy fun activities with local seniors while earning great income.

Companion relationships

Build Relationships

Meet amazing people and bring joy to them

Companion flexibility

Job Flexibility

Work when your schedule allows it

Companion money

Great Compensation

Earn more than most gig economy jobs

Companion community

Support Your Community

Rewarding and meaningful work that contributes to your community

Companion work experience

Valuable Work Experience

Great experience for those entering healthcare and hospitality professions

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Your Fellow Companions

Tyler and Don

“Don and I had an amazing time talking about his past experiences with research on crayfish, the World Series, and his favorite things about Stanford! I look forward to the next visit”

Tyler, Stanford University

Tyler and Don

“Today Helen and I met for the first time! We started off the day by just talking and getting to know one another. Then we played Qwirkle with her daughter, Stacie… To end the day, we went for a nice stroll around the park.”

Chloe, University of San Francisco

Chloe and Helen
Syd and Misao

“Misao, Joy, and I had a lovely hour talking about Misao’s life! She told us all about her childhood in Hawaii, her time spent abroad, and her family and life. It was an absolute pleasure!”

Syd, Stanford University

Syd and Misao

What We Ask of Companions

Mon Ami Companions are amazing individuals that are committed and excited about helping seniors. Relationships are incredibly important to us which is why we look for companions who are willing to be available most every week and keep their schedules up to date.

Companions must be 18 and over with the ability to work legally in the United States

Application Process

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Companion application 1

Complete the Application

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Companion application 3

Short Phone or Video Interview

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Companion application 3

Pass Background Check

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some FAQs about being a companion
You can learn more about us here.

No! Professional caregivers provide ADL support (feeding, bathing, changing clothes) while companions focus exclusively on social and emotional support. As a companion, you will never be expected to help someone use the restroom or manage medications.

It’s the most meaningful part-time job you’ll ever have! Plus it pays really well, you’ll meet incredible people you wouldn’t otherwise get to know, and looks great on grad school applications.

Often companions share their hobbies and interests with the people they visit – a love of old films, football, or cars can lead to hours of conversation. That conversation can take place during a walk, driving to a doctor’s appointment, or sitting together outside. Some elders also request help with setting up an iPhone, watering plants, or organizing papers. No two Mon Ami visits are ever the same.

Yes, people who have cars with up to date insurance and registration can be qualified to drive during their visits. This will likely include escorting people to doct’s appointments, on errands, or out for coffee. It’s often more lucrative and reliable income to be a driving companion.

In the SF Bay Area, companions make $20/hr. We also pay for mileage if you drive someone around during one of your visits. Lastly, we offer bonuses for companions who achieve a certain number of hours of visits each week. Check with us to learn the bonus this week!

Mon Ami uses PayPal to compensate companions. Using our app, after every visit, you’ll submit a selfie and description of your visit, including any miles driven. When you submit that story, it triggers payment on the backend to your PayPal account.

No, you’re not an employee of Mon Ami! By registering with our app, you’re agreeing to 1099 contractor arrangement with every family you visit. This means you’ll need to keep track of your own income and pay taxes on it at the end of the financial year. Mon Ami will mail you relevant tax forms for this purpose.

In case of emergency, call 911. Companions are not trained or qualified for other emergency response.