All youth younger than age 18 must obtain a Work Permit before beginning paid employment. CLICK HERE for Steps to Getting a Work Permit.
Youth need a birth certificate for a work permit!
If you can’t find your original birth certificate, the steps you need to take to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate vary, depending on the state in which you were born. If you were born outside of California, you will need to visit your state’s official website to find information on requesting a copy. If you were born in California, please see this website for more information.
Interested in Umpiring?
SF Little League is looking for both adult and youth umpires (must be 13 by April 30, 2014) for both baseball and softball. No prior umpire experience is required, just a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for the game and for the Little League Program. We offer free training and a great opportunity to be part of a wonderful community organization. Read more.
SF Recreation and Parks Lifeguard Training - Starts in January
Held at Hamilton pool the lifeguard training program is to provide entry-level lifeguard skills and knowledge. This program includes a lifeguard training course with aquatics-specific first aid and cardio resuscitation (CPR) training. Additional $67.00 materials fee required, includes textbook and pocket mask. Must know how to swim.
Places to Look
Here is a sample of some of the places teens can find jobs in San Francisco:
Youth Workforce Development Program that hires youth within the Boys and Girls Club of SF and also helps youth find
internships outside the Club in various industries across the City. (415) 445-5432
San Francisco LGBT Community Center Youth Program offers internships, drop-in groups, information and referrals, job training, resources, weekly meal nights, bi-weekly arts and crafts, activism opportunities and more to queer youth ages 14-24.
Matchbridge is a local, community-based organization created in partnership between United Way of the Bay Area and DCYF that connects qualified youth to entry level jobs and internships in business. (415) 861-JOBS (5627).
Juma Ventures is a great fit if you are a high school youth ages 16 to 18 and want to explore Juma's unique employment, asset building, college preparation, career exploration, and life-skills program and schedule an interview on the spot. Youth interested in learning how to run a small business are given training in business skills and on-the-job training at one of the businesses. Contact them at Juma Ventures, 131 Steuart Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, or (415) 247-6580.
MYEEP is the Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program and provides subsidized employment opportunities for approximately 1,200 low-income, high school-aged youth each year. Youth are engaged in meaningful employment, career, leadership, and community involvement opportunities.
Enterprise for high School Students increases student preparedness to explore and pursue career paths through training, counseling, and guidance. A school-to-work/youth development agency that guides youth to find and retain jobs, to be trained and engage in experiential learning, and to explore career interests.
YouthWorks is a year-round program. It is a career-oriented youth employment program in city government for youth who will be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. Contact San Francisco YouthWorks at (415) 202-7911.
YEOP is the State Employment Development Department (EDD) Youth Employment Opportunity Program that helps youth obtain a variety of services as well as job referrals in the private sector through case management. Visit 3120 Mission Street, San Francisco or call (415) 749-7503.