Summer is fast approaching! Next month we will be celebrating the end of school, and two of my kids will be graduating! One from Grade 8 and the other Kindergarten. It’s going to be an emotional month next month. School ending means Summe is near. Which always brings up the Summer conversations at our house! My oldest and I have been chatting about what different things he can do this Summer, and we’ve had some real conversations about Summer jobs!
Are you a teen who’s looking for great summer employment opportunities? If so, this information is especially for you. My oldest and I have been talking lately about summer jobs he can consider. Although, this summer he is still a bit young as his Birthday doesn’t come until September when they are back in school, next year or the year after he will be able to think about jobs!
We’ve been chatting a lot about what is available to teens, and what he may like to do come the time to work. Here are a few popular possibilities to consider.
Lawn Care: Taking care of lawns around the neighborhood is an excellent way to earn money while spending time outside. Put up signs in your neighborhood offering to do basic lawn care and landscaping. One of the best things about this particular job is that grass grows quickly over the summer. This means if you do a good job, you’ll get paid to mow each lawn several times during the season.
Lifeguard: Working as a lifeguard is a great choice if you’d like to spend the summer hanging out around a pool or at the beach. It’s no secret that the job comes with a lot of responsibilities. So, since you’re responsible for other people’s safety, it’s a job that you need to take very seriously. In most cases, certification courses are required, and this position is usually limited to teens over the age of 15.
Tutor: If you don’t mind the thought of cracking open school books during the summer, consider taking on a job as a tutor. Ask your parents and other family members to recommend your services to their friends and coworkers. If you’re skilled with computers, you can even make extra money helping adults to brush up on their computer skills.
Babysitter/Nanny: Babysitting is an ideal job if you like spending time with children. Parents pay good money to make sure their children are well taken care of when they’re away. Make sure you’re comfortable caring for kids of all ages and (to help to ensure the job goes more smoothly) think about bringing along fun things for the kids to do, each time you babysit.
Elderly Home: Sometimes there are openings in nursing homes for people to clean, or often help with other areas such as morning workouts and outside care. This is something I did as a teen briefly so checking around at local area seniors homes is an excellent idea.
VA Work Online: If you are good with the online world finding a job as a good VA is a great opportunity. My son may be a great candidate for this one. There are many different types of VAs and people are always looking for well priced reliable VA to help them out.
This is just a small example of great summer jobs for teens. Start thinking about the things that interest you, before summer gets here. It’s never too early to start offering your services!