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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Summer Work Experience Program for Teens

Youth lined up on Howarth Park Boat Dock holding oars

Applications for the 2019 Summer Work Experience Program (WEP) are now available! All applications are due by 5pm on 4/5.

To download an application, click here.

About the Program
Teens age 13-17 can learn valuable on-the-job skills through our Work Experience Program. Teens can choose from various interests including working with the public, children, animals, swimming, coaching and more! Work experience volunteer hours can satisfy community service graduation requirements for all of the local schools. All applicants must be 13 years of age by 6/10, no exceptions!

Program Placement
Teens are not guaranteed their first choice of programs. Placement is based on the needs of the participant, along with the needs of the program. All teens must attend orientation night and the training sessions in order to participate in the program.

Please note: these are unpaid volunteer positions.

Application Submittal
Submit application with fee to either of the following locations:

Steele Lane Community Center
415 Steele Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Positions
- Animal Barn Aide at Howarth Park
- Amusement Ride Aide at Howarth Park
- Boathouse Aide at Howarth Park
- Counselor-In-Training at Camp Wa-Tam, Doyle Camp, Camp Yu-Chi
- Swim Lessons Aide at Finley or Ridgway Swim Centers
- Concessions Aide at Finley or Ridgway Swim Centers
- Junior Lifeguard at Finley or Ridgway Swim Centers
- Neighborhood Services: Recreation Sensation (Leader-In-Training)*
*Financial assistance is available for this program thanks to Measure O funding. Proof of eligibility is required at time of registration. Call Finley Community Center at (707) 543-3737 for more information.
- Sports Coach-In-Training at Steele Lane Community Center or Rincon Valley Community Park

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