Five Summer Job Opportunities for Your Teenager
Before your teenager starts looking for a summer job, talk with them about what activities they enjoy. Summer job opportunities won’t fall into their lap. They will have to do some research to see what type of services are in demand right now and what’s available where you live. With that in mind, here are five summer job opportunities for teenagers that go beyond working at the local fast food restaurant.
Lawn Care – Offering lawn care services to neighbors and even small businesses is a great way to make some extra money. If your teenager can use the homeowner’s equipment do the majority of the work (such as lawn mowing), it can often save them expenses out of their pocket. They can charge by the hour or by the task.
Day Camp Counselor – Many youth organizations, day care centers, gyms, and schools hold day camp for kids during the summer months. Having your teenager consider this summer job opportunity could lead them to a future of working with kids. These jobs will require your teenager to have a background check and possibly CPR training but well worth the experience.
Tutor – Does your teenager have a great grade point average or are they really good at a certain subject in school? Offering up tutoring services is a valuable and much needed summer job. Parents who work, summer school students, and even some homeschooling families may be on the lookout for someone who can help their child work through a difficult subject or even a musical instrument. Don’t rule out the future career opportunities gained by having your teen become a tutor.
Farm Hand – The summer months are busy for farmers and there always seems to be more work than there is help. Local farms or farming co-ops need the extra help to water, plant, and harvest crops. Other duties might include animal care, bailing hay, and cleaning. Teenagers can expect to put in a full day of work and often an above minimum wage pay.
Cleaning Services – There are tons of dirty jobs to be done; from housecleaning to cleaning out garages and attics, many people are willing to pay for the jobs that they themselves do not like to do. Teenagers taking advantage of this summer job opportunity must enjoy keeping things clean and organizing things. Small businesses and neighbors alike benefit from hiring out cleaning and upkeep duties.
The next time your teenager complains that there are no jobs available for them, pass them this list and discuss the summer job opportunities that they haven’t considered.
What ideas can you suggest to help teenagers in their search for a summer job?