Youth Employment Programs

San Francisco Recreation and Parks is the perfect introduction to the work force for city youth. We partner with other city agencies and organizations to place nearly 500 teens in our parks, programs, recreation centers and offices each year, providing a unique, fun experience for youth workers.

Our Workreation Program, now in its 60th year, has provided generations of city teens with their first work experience, and our Greenager Program focuses on leadership, park stewardship and community service projects for teens in the southeast and northeast neighborhoods in the city.

  1. Workreation
  2. Greenagers

Workreation: Where job experience and recreation meet.

Over the past 60 years, the Workreation program has provided young people with early work experience in our parks. Teens, ages 14-17, who either live or go to school in San Francisco, are eligible to apply for a Workreation job. Teens can apply for summer positions in day camps, rec centers or parks. We hire approximately 150 teens for the summer. The pay rate is minimum wage (currently $17.16/hr) and teens can work up to 20-25 hours per week during the summer.

Types of Jobs

  • Camp Assistant
  • Recreation Center/Facility Assistant
  • Gardening Assistant

The application period for summer 2021 is now closed. Please continue to check this page for future job opportunities.

9910 information packet

Other Youth Employment Opportunities

Please contact the following organizations for additional youth employment opportunities in San Francisco:

If you have any questions please email or call 415-831-6812.


Find out what it's like working for Rec and Park in a recent edition of our podcast.