Workreation is a student job training and employment program that is an integral part of the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department’s mentorship program. The program is designed for teens age 14‐17. 2014 marks the 55th year of the program. Participants work for minimum wage in a variety of recreational, athletic, aquatic, horticultural, and administrative positions throughout the Recreation and Park Department.
Teens are provided the opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn problem solving skills, and practice team work and community awareness. They develop job-related skills such as safety awareness, job retention, program planning and implementation, communication skills and first aid. Teens work approximately 10 hours per week during the school year and 30 hours per week during summer programming.
Applicants must live or go to school in San Francisco, or have at least one parent/guardian employed in San Francisco during the academic year and must be between 14 and under 18 years of age .
Applications for school year employment are usually open for a couple of weeks in mid-August. Applications for summer employment open in mid-December and close in mid-January. Applications can be found at http://jobaps.com/sf under Class 9910 Public Service Trainee.
Important Upcoming Dates for Summer 2014 Employment
Applications Open: Wednesday December 18th, 2013
Applications Close: Friday January 17th, 2014 at 11:59pm
Interviews: Week of Saturday February 22nd-Saturday March 1st, 2014
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Gee, Recreation Resources Coordinator, at (415) 831-2785, Tuesday-Saturday or Jennifer.Gee@sfgov.org.
SF Rec and Park is looking for a few good GreenAgers
What is a greenager?
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's GreenAgers Program is part of our Youth Stewardship Program, which offers teens like you the chance to play an important role in helping our communities and improving our city's green spaces. GreenAgers take field trips to different parks and open spaces around the city, meet with Rec and Park staff, research issues they are interested in, and use parks and open spaces to create projects based on what they find. Participants will meet and work with teens their own age and gain crucial skills in leading workshops, networking, public speaking, teamwork, environmental education and community engagement.
Who can be a greenager?
The GreenAgers Program is looking for a diverse group of FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES who live or attend high schools in the following San Francisco neighborhoods: Bayview, Bayview Heights, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, Hunters Point, Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, Portola, Silver Terrace, and Visitacion Valley; and are willing to:
- meet every 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) for nine months
- advance skills in leadership, networking, teamwork and work experience
- interact with the community, park staff and other students to research and voice issues in the southeast community
- work in parks, outdoor open spaces, and recreation centers, earn $100 a month, and have fun!
- Applications must be received no later than March 16, 2012 @ 4PM
- Final Decisions will be made by March 23, 2012
- Orientation Overnight (tentative): April 14-April 15, 2012
- Program End Date: December 8, 2012
Please print in ink or type. Send completed applications to David Chang no later than 4 p.m. on March 16, 2012, using one of the following methods:
- fax: (415) 831-2096
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- in person/post: Attn. Kimberly Kiefer, 501 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117
After you have completed the application and have sent it to one of the above locations by no later than MARCH 16, 2012, at 4 p.m., we will call you for an interview based on your eligibility into the program.
This apprenticeship program is a public / private partnership between the City and County of San Francisco, the Northern California District Council of Laborers, the Department of Apprenticeship Standards of the State of California, San Francisco City College, the Mayors' Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and Laborers', Local 261. It is a State of California certified program through the Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
Successful participants will complete no less than 4000 hours of supervised on-the-job training in the field in addition to successful completion of 5 horticulture courses: including OH 50 Introduction to Horticulture, OH 76/77 Plant Identification Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. All courses and instruction are provided by the City College of San Francisco's Department of Horticulture and Floristry. All classroom instruction is in addition to work hours and unpaid.
Candidates for this apprenticeship must possess a superior work ethic, the desire to work with and for the public at large, the ability to follow directives and complete assigned tasks, a professional appearance, attention to detail and the ability to work alone and in groups. Their focus should be towards stewardship of the land and its resources, preservation and improvement of the City and County parks and green spaces, sustainability and leaving a lasting legacy.
The inaugural class of 10 apprentices was launched December 13th 2010 at the Recreation and Park Department. This Apprenticeship Program is based out of Golden Gate Park and works Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 3:30PM. The apprentices work a 40 hour week with a starting wage of $16.39 per hour. Raises are given at 5% increments per 500 hours worked, with a maximum rate of $23.83 per hour. Apprentices agree to be available to work all days and hours based on department need and assignment. Availability and attendance of night classes at the City College of San Francisco is also required.
Further information and photos can be found on the blog.
Please send all inquiries to: email@example.com
John R. Raulli
Director of Apprenticeship
LiUNA!, Local 261/SFRPD