5 Saturday and Sunday jobs to earn extra income

Are you looking for Saturday and Sunday jobs? Whether you’d like to supplement your income from a traditional Monday to Friday job, or you’re busy throughout the week, Saturday and Sunday jobs can be a great opportunity to earn more.

In fact, over 20% of the UK’s labour force currently works on any given weekend day, while over 50% of the workforce have worked at some point on a Saturday or Sunday.1

If you’re looking for work on Saturday and Sunday, why not apply for a weekend job at Alina Homecare? You’ll earn up to £1,000 working three weekends a month and make a positive difference to people’s lives.

What type of Saturday and Sunday Jobs are there?

There are many types of Saturday and Sunday job roles, which vary in their responsibilities, hours, salaries, job satisfaction and requirements. As such, choosing the right weekend role depends on your personality, skill set and situation.

Here are five Saturday and Sunday jobs that you could apply to today:

1. Ride share driver

  • Skills: Driving skills, customer service skills
  • Requirements: A valid driving licence & your own vehicle
  • Hours: Entirely flexible, you can start & finish when you please
  • Advantages: Choose your own hours, be your own boss
  • Disadvantages: Lyft & Uber take commission on your earnings

If you own a car and valid car insurance, a ride share driver job could be right for you. These roles are extremely flexible, allowing workers to start and finish when it suits them. A typical shift could include driving students, families and friends to and from city centre venues such as bars, cinemas, stations and shopping centres.

Keep in mind this job may not be for everyone. Although ride share jobs pay well (up to £20 an hour in some instances), the best money earning hours tend to be at unsocial hours of 1am until 5am. It’s also worth noting that companies like Uber and Lyft take a cut of 25% of the driver’s fee as of October 2022.2

2. Hospitality worker

  • Skills: Customer service skills, adaptability, ability to work under pressure
  • Requirements: None (although having your own transportation helps)
  • Hours: Typically Saturday or Sunday lunch to evening
  • Advantages: Every day is different
  • Disadvantages: High pressure environments, constantly customer facing

As hotels, restaurants and pubs all receive higher customer footfall on Saturdays and Sundays, the need for workers increases on these days. Therefore, working for a hospitality company is a great way to earn extra money on weekends.

Hospitality companies will often send you to different locations depending on which venues are understaffed that weekend. Hospitality work tends to be very varied, as each week you could be working at a different location for a different establishment. Even if you’re based in the same place, you’ll meet new people every day.

Although the constant variability of the job may excite some people, it can also be challenging as workers have to be adaptable, learning the practices of each venue whilst simultaneously delivering excellent customer service.

Although locations may differ, the skill set required for the job is consistent. Hospitality workers are expected to have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work under pressure in intense working environments.

3. Tutor

  • Skills: Patience, teaching skills, leadership, verbal communications
  • Requirements: Excellent knowledge in the subject or discipline you plan to teach
  • Hours: Typically during Saturday or Sunday daytime
  • Advantages: No additional equipment is needed, be your own boss
  • Disadvantages: No guaranteed work during non-exam season, you need a quiet place to teach

Tutoring makes a great Saturday and Sunday job due to the fact potential pupils are often free on weekends. If you have sufficient knowledge, tutoring could be the right role for you.

There are no official qualifications to become a tutor, but it’s worth noting that you require the communication skills and patience to convey your knowledge to the person you’re tutoring.

Another potential disadvantage of tutoring is if you’re tutoring a school or A Level subject, it can be hard to find regular work on weekends during the non-exam season, such as school summer holidays.

4. Home Care Worker

  • Skills: Caring, respectful, integrity, responsible
  • Requirements: None (although some require a driving licence & access to your own vehicle)
  • Hours: Minimum of 10 hours for Saturday & Sunday jobs
  • Advantages: Rewarding job, additional weekend pay, local work, great career progression
  • Disadvantages: Some jobs require you to have access to your own vehicle

A Care Worker is someone who helps others with various aspects of their daily life like personal care, mobility, mealtimes and social and physical activities.

Home Care Work is a very rewarding job, helping and engaging with local community members. There’s no such thing as ‘an average day’ as you will be traveling from home to home within your community, helping a variety of people with a multitude of needs.

Above all, Care Workers should be a friendly faced companion to help people feel comfortable in their own home. No prior training is required for these roles, all you need is a positive and caring attitude.

Unlike other jobs on this list, Home Care Workers often have sociable yet flexible hours, as well as high job satisfaction. There are also great opportunities for career progression within Home Care Work, and flexible Saturday and Sunday jobs can easily transform into a flourishing career.

5. Disability Support Worker

  • Skills: Caring, sociable, communication skills, time management
  • Requirements: None (although some require a driving licence & access to your own vehicle)
  • Hours: Minimum of 10 hours for Saturday & Sunday jobs
  • Advantages: Rewarding, enhanced weekend pay, local work, great career progression opportunities
  • Disadvantages: Some jobs require you to have access to your own vehicle

Similar to Home Care Workers, a Support Worker is someone who looks after the wellbeing of others in their daily lives. The focus for Support Workers, however, tends to be the fact they work with people who are living with disabilities.

Support Worker jobs are highly rewarding as you help people living with different disabilities to achieve personal goals and live a fulfilling life.

No prior experience is necessary for these jobs, and responsibilities include attending social activities and appointments, preparing meals, day trips and personal care so it’s good to be organised. Therefore, it’s important to be flexible, friendly, caring, sociable and responsible.

How to apply for Alina Homecare Saturday and Sunday jobs

If a Saturday and Sunday Job as a Home Care Worker or Support Worker appeals to you, applying to work with Alina Homecare may be a great option.

At Alina Homecare, we offer competitive pay rates and truly care about our Teams. You’ll receive fantastic training with our Alina Homecare Academy, where you’ll gain invaluable experience in Disability Support work or Home Care work, which will allow you to deliver exceptional care to those you’ll be working with.

Applying is easy! Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be able to start training within two weeks.

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