Ideas for Teen Summer Jobs
First up, check what the legal rules are for teen work. Some jobs need you to be a minimum age and limit the hours you are allowed to work.
Many countries stipulate that you can’t employ children aged under 16 in regular full-time jobs, but that if you are over 14 you may do “light work during school holidays” or part-time hours as long as they don’t exceed a maximum.
Whatever work your teen opts for remind them:
- Always turn up when they say they will turn up.
- Always let their boss know if you can’t make it.
- If they don’t like the work, remember it’s about making money, just grit their teeth and think of what they’ll enjoy spending the cash on.
- Don’t count on it until it’s in their hand. You can be overly optimistic about the hours you’ll get and be banking on it when your boss may turn around and say don’t need you as much next week, so only count on it when you have it.
#1. Tutor or Give Lessons
Your teen could use one of their skills or knowledge areas to give lessons or tutor younger kids. Maybe they could teach them the basics of piano or guitar. Or help younger kids catch up over the summer with Maths or another school subject.
This was my stand by job when I was a teenager. I put the word out around the neighbourhood that I was available for babysitting. I even babysat 3-year old twins one summer as my whole summer job, all I had to do was think of fun games to amuse them then feed them and they’d usually have a nap at one point during the day too.
Parents who work are often stuck during summer months for childcare options so offering your services as a child care option means you can earn some money close to home and they don’t have to find another option.
Jooble offers lots of listings for babysitting and nanny positions.