Did you know that the city of Wilmington has a summer youth employment program and a Green Jobs program for teens and young adults? Applications are down so far in 2017… so tell your local teen to fill theirs out today!
If you know a teen aged 14 through 21 (ok, 20 isn’t technically a teen anymore, but stay with me here) who lives in New Castle County, encourage them to apply for these jobs!
Green Jobs Program
This is a 6-week employment opp for those with an interest in the environment, with hands-on outdoor environmental work, career exploration, exposure to environmental issues, and a mentoring component. Duties may include things like planting or weeding, looking for mussels or macroinvertebrates in waterways, fishing and canoeing. (I am super sad this wasn’t around when I was a Wilmington teen!)
- applicants must be city residents between 14 and 21 years old
- program runs from July 5th through August 11th
- 25 hours per week at minimum wage
- applications accepted via email until April 28th
City of Wilmington Summer Youth Employment Program
- applicants must be aged 14-21 and live in New Castle County
- 450 jobs available in two eight-week sessions from June 19th through August 25th
- all job sites are within the city of Wilmington
- pay is $8.25 an hour
- applicants under the age of 18 will need to secure a work permit
- mandatory drug test
Apparently, the number of submitted applications is down this year; in theory because this is the first year paper applications weren’t initially made available. They are now available for pickup at multiple locations.
It’s curious, there doesn’t seem to be any information at all on exactly what sorts of positions are available. I think it’s probably safe to assume these are pretty basic jobs like simple office tasks, park maintenance, etc. They do say that for more information about the Summer Youth Employment Program, you can call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (302) 576-3810.
It’s worth noting that copies— not originals— of several documents are required to be turned in with your application, that drop-off locations do not have copiers, and incomplete applications will not be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS. So make sure you’ve got everything you need ahead of time.
Paper applications can be picked up at one of these locations:
- Parks and Recreation Turner Building on Wilmington Avenue
- Williams “Hicks” Anderson Community Center on Madison Street
- West End Neighborhood House at 8th & Lincoln
- Kingswood Community Center on Bowers Street
- PAL on Market
COMPLETE, SIGNED applications can be taken to these locations on these dates:
Monday April 24th and Wednesday April 26th 4-7pm, Saturday April 29th 9am-noon
Department of Parks and Recreation
City of Wilmington Municipal Services Complex
500 Wilmington Ave (Off I-495)
Tuesday April 25th 4-7pm
West End Neighborhood House
1627 W. 8th
Thursday April 27th 4-7pm
Kingswood Community Center
2300 Bowers Street
Saturday April 29th 1pm to 4pm
Police Athletic League of Wilmington
3707 N. Market Street