Ted Catino is the co-founder of GigSmart and the former co-CEO of a specialty auto finance company in Mason, OH. When not devoting time to his business, Ted Catino coaches people through professional transitions and helps retirees find meaningful volunteer and work opportunities. Below are three unique part-time or temporary positions that offer flexible hours and meaningful work, making them excellent options for retirees who miss working.
1. Translator/Interpreter. Speaking another language provides opportunities to assist with language translation in several types of institutions such as social service agencies, the courts, and customer service centers, among others. This position is ideal for retirees interested in learning about different cultures and meeting new people.
2. Tax-return preparer. For retirees who enjoy working with computers and numbers, consider working as a tax preparer for firms such as Jackson and Hewitt or H&R Block from January to April. You can gain knowledge and experience through companies that offer training classes in tax preparation or Tax-Aide and AARP Foundation, both of which are companies that train volunteers to assist the elderly with tax preparation.
3. Direct Salesperson. If you enjoy working from home, consider a direct-sales position with a company such as Cutco, Avon, or Mary Kay. These positions typically require you to be comfortable making cold calls and to have access to the Internet and a computer.
The GigSmart app can help retirees find meaningful paid or volunteer work around their schedules. GigSmart is available on the App and Google Play stores.