Our community is steeped in the values of integrity, transparency, commitment, & care. Our Companions are not here for the quick cash, instead they pride themselves on making meaningful & fulfilling connections in an older adult's life.
Walk with Pop services are tailored specifically to older adults (70+), but we do not limit based on age and ability. We believe that everyone needs support and welcome all levels and abilities in the aging community. We encourage individuals with walkers, canes, and wheelchairs to participate with us!
While we will not require a medical clearance, we encourage that you consult with your medical provider beforehand to ensure you are in good health to participate. We are confident that most providers will support our service for you! You can read more about our liability policies in our terms of service.
At this time, we are working diligently to bring our services to you through your health plan. Check back in with us once we have launched to see which of our providers we have partnered with.
Right now, we are only in the SF Bay Area region with plans to expand throughout California over the next year. We encourage you to add your city to the wait list so we know where to go to next!
Companions support our members with social interaction and engagement through light physical activity outdoors. They provide companionship through walking and talking in the member’s neighborhoods. The visits are only 60 minutes, designed to keep both parties active and looking forward to the next.
The basic requirements to be a Companion are
You do not need to be certified at the time of application, but we will require proof of certification before pairing you with members and getting paid.
You can find training courses here.
Not a problem! No previous health care training is required as we provide regular training to our Companions. Your visits will NOT involve anything such as administering medication, assisting with toileting, or having hands-on contact with a member.
All Companions will need a valid form of ID (such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport). Companions also need a bank account to set up direct deposit.
Absolutely! We value authentic connection and consistency. If you and your member had a great experience, the member can request you again.
Companions are paid an hourly rate for each walk. Based on how many visits are completed, bonuses can be earned. Payments are processed weekly, being paid directly to your bank account!
We’re actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are adapting based on ongoing guidelines. Before a visit, we ask Companions to verify they don’t have any COVID symptoms or recent exposure. We also ask that Companions don’t accept a visit if feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Companions and members should adhere to the current CDC guidelines on precautions.