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 61st 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.

Are you a student between the ages of 14 and 17? Do you enjoy working with youth? Do you love assisting customers? How about working outdoors? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then apply to work for San Francisco Recreation and Parks’ Workreation Youth Employment Program. 

Now in our 63rd year, the Workreation program has offered local young people the opportunity to become a part of the workforce, tackle new challenges, learn responsibility and professionalism, and gain valuable job skills. There are many interesting and rewarding jobs that can benefit from your youthful energy, enthusiasm, special skills and expertise.

Assignments are in various neighborhood park and recreation center locations and include leading activities such as arts and crafts, sports, cooking, gardening, facility support and so much more. The basic work week schedule is Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday and up to 10 hours weekly. Schedules will vary depending on the assignment and may include evenings and weekends. 

Tentative Summer 2024 Workreation Application period: December 11, 2023 to January 8, 2024

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


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