Summer Work Experience Program for Teens

Program Applications

Applications for the 2019 Summer Work Experience Program (WEP) will be available beginning 3/1/19. All applications are due by 5pm on 4/5/19. Click on the corresponding link below to view/download document.

Available 3/1/19:
Work Experience Flyer

Work Experience Application

About the Program

Teens age 13-17 can learn valuable on-the-job skills through our Work Experience Program. Teens can choose from various interests including working with the public, children, animals, swimming, coaching and more. Work Experience volunteer hours can satisfy community service graduation requirements for all of the local schools. All applicants must be 13 years of age by June 11th, no exceptions.

Program Placement

Teens are not guaranteed their 1st choice of programs. Placement is based on the needs of the participant, along with the needs of the program. All teens must attend orientation night and the training sessions in order to participate in the program.

Note: These are unpaid volunteer positions.

Application Submittal

Submit application with fee to either of the following locations:
  • Steele Lane Community Center
    415 Steele Lane
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Finley Community Center
    2060 W College Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401


  • Lake Ralphine Assistant at Howarth Park
  • Counselor-In-Training at Camp Wa-Tam, Doyle Camp, Camp Yu-Chi
  • Animal Barn Aide at Howarth Park
  • Neighborhood Services: RecSen (Leader-In-Training Program), Jr. Giants Bench Coach, Sports Camp Leader-In-Training
  • Amusement Ride Area Assistant at Howarth Park
  • Junior Lifeguard at Finley or Ridgway Swim Centers
  • Swim Aide at Finley or Ridgway Swim Centers
  • Concession Aides at Finley or Ridgway Swim Centers
  • Sports Clinic Counselor-In-Training


Work Experience Program