Summer Teen Volunteer Program

If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to your community, gain valuable leadership experience, prepare for a future job AND have lots of fun...then look no further!

The Summer Teen Volunteer Program offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for incoming 7th to 12th Grades as of Fall 2019.  (Operation Green Sweep is open to incoming 6th to 12th Grades.)  Teen volunteer applicants may choose the program where they would like to volunteer depending on their interest and availability (see below for choices).  Volunteer hours may be used to fulfill school community service requirements.

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How Do I Register?

PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OPERATION GREEN SWEEP.  ALL OTHER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AREAS (I.E., WOW, AQUATICS & BASEBALL) ARE CLOSED

Submit your completed application with $50 payment to
Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 no later than WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM

PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

Your tween/teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Summer Teen Volunteer Programs; beginning with the application process and continuing throughout their volunteer service.

This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job.  The more responsibility that your tween/teen volunteer has in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared they will be to apply for jobs and enter the workplace.  Please ask your teen/tween to call, email, organize and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Questions?  Please direct your teen/tween to contact Shawn Smith, Recreation Supervisor I, at sdsmith@alamedaca.gov or (510) 747-7555.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING OPERATION GREEN SWEEP APPLICATIONS; ALL OTHER PROGRAM AREAS ARE NOW CLOSED.

All applicants must complete an Application Form and participate in a Group Interview (with the exception of Operation Green Sweep applicants).  See below for available interview dates.

Interviews do not guarantee acceptance in the Summer Teen Volunteer Program.  You must include your $50 fee with your completed application form.  This fee covers the cost of your uniform and training materials.  Applicants are charged upon acceptance into the program.

Application are due by WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 - LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!


All teens must sign up for one interview date to attend.  Interviews are not confirmed after application is submitted.  If teen does not attend the interview that they sign up for, he/she must attend one of the other scheduled interview dates.

IF TEEN DOES NOT ATTEND ONE OF THE THREE SCHEDULED INTERVIEW DATES, HIS/HER APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Interview is for candidates only, no parents please.  It is the teen's responsibility to show up on time.

OPERATION GREEN SWEEP APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND GROUP INTERVIEWS

All Group Interviews will take place at the:

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, 3rd Floor
Alameda, CA 94501

**Please note new location**

 
 Thursday, May 2 - 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
 
 Tuesday, May 7 - 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
 
 Thursday, May 16 - 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OPERATION GREEN SWEEP ONLY - ALL OTHER PROGRAM AREAS ARE CLOSED

 

The following programs are available for 2019 Summer Volunteers.  Please be sure to indicate which program(s) you are interested in volunteering for on your application form.

OPERATION GREEN SWEEP

Help to maintain and beautify our city parks and community centers!  Duties include (but not limited to) park clean up, light trash removal, weeding, planting, etc.  Equipment provided.

Transportation is provided to and from park sites from the Underground Teen Center at the Veteran's Memorial Building.  Registrations taken until program is full.  Program will be held weather-permitting.  See application form for dates and times.

NO INTERVIEW OR TRAINING REQUIRED FOR OPERATION GREEN SWEEP VOLUNTEERS


WORLD OF WONDER (WOW)

Volunteer to assist ARPD Program Leaders lead activities with WOW campers ages 5 to 11 years.  WOW volunteers get hands-on experience working with youth.

Activities include (but are not limited to) cooking, crafts, games, drama, nature, swimming, walking excursions, and much more!  Volunteers report to ARPD Staff and act as a positive role models for youth participants.

Volunteers sign up for 1 week-long session minimum, and 3 week-long sessions maximum.  Volunteer may choose one shift per week-long session; morning OR afternoon.  Limit of 4 volunteers per shift, assigned on first-come, first-served basis.  See shift times, session dates and locations on application form.

 

AQUATICS AT ENCINAL SWIM CENTER

Are you a swimmer and an aspiring Lifeguard?  If so, volunteering with the ARPD Aquatics program may be for you!

Volunteers in the Aquatics programs will spend their time in the pool assisting ARPD Staff and youth swim lessons at Encinal Swim Center.  Volunteers may choose which session they would like to volunteer.  See times and session dates on application form.

 

SUMMER PARK BASEBALL

Calling all baseball players and baseball enthusiasts!  Help boys and girls who have completed grades K to 5th learn the game of baseball while focusing on leadership, integrity, confidence and team work.

Volunteers are asked to volunteer at as many practices and games as possible.  Volunteers may choose which Park that they would like to volunteer.  See application form for further details.

Mandatory Training For Selected Volunteers

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 (No Make-Up Training Offered)
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location To Be Determined - Volunteers will be notified
  • OPERATION GREEN SWEEP VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND TRAINING