This program provides an opportunity for middle and high school students, in grades 7 through 12, to assist older adults in completing routine light-duty household chores and yard work such as mowing lawns and shoveling snow. The goal of the Rent-A-Kid program is not only to get an important job done, but also to foster friendships between older adults and youth.
Adults age 60 and older in need of assistance with chores can call the Rent-A-Kid coordinator who will provide names and phone numbers for youth in their area. It is the responsibility of the older adult to contact the youth and discuss the job to be done, when it is to be done, the rate of pay for the job, and any other arrangements that need to be made.
Recommended pay rate is at least minimum wage. However, depending on the type of work and the ability of the older adult to pay, the youth may negotiate a more satisfactory rate of pay.
Youth interested in the Rent-A-Kid program should contact their school guidance counselor or call the Coordinator at York County Agency on Aging for an application at 717-771-9103.