Summer jobs for teenagers are sometimes hard to come by. As there are few openings for many too many workers, the trick is to look for the jobs where the other kids are not thinking to look. This brief article tells you how to find those elusive jobs, which the other kids do not think about.
As a single parent, I had to really use my brain to help my children find summer jobs when they were teenagers. I share that information with you.
If you want easy work with good pay, apply at a local agency that provides home-based care for senior citizens or those people with disabilities. Most of the time these people just need basic non-medical help, such as sweeping floors, doing dishes, assistance with dressing or meal preparation.
Sometimes these jobs require you to be a companion for people; this means going with them to shop or sitting playing a game or simply talking to them.
If you are thinking of going into the health care field, this type of work would look excellent on college applications as work experience. This work will also give you a bit of firsthand experience to see if you really are suited for that type of work.
The pay is usually above minimum wage and you would be doing something that really makes a difference in someone’s life.
You will not be digging graves, or handling dead bodies, so relax. Most summer or seasonal cemetery workers as they are called perform lawn mowing or debris removal.
Most of the work at cemeteries occurs during the summer months, so you may be able to secure a job quickly if you apply here. This is perfect for teenagers who wish to work outside while getting a tan and who are not afraid of manual labor.
If working at the local cemetery is not your style, hang up signs in your community that you are willing to mow laws or do outside chores on a weekly basis.
If you enjoy working with animals, you could hang signs that you are willing to care of animals. Become a dog walker, groom cats or otherwise care for animals around your community.
Many communities have animal shelters who will hire teenagers to walk dogs and groom cats during warmer weather. While this job is nothing fancy it will put cash in your pocket and will be enjoyable if you get pleasure from animals.
Yes, it’s more or less a babysitting job, but it is typically done for shorter time periods. Parents need away time to do errands, such as shopping or taking the other children to appointments. You could only work a few hours a day for a parent, but you will be providing a valuable service.