I Need a Summer Job

Hello, I am looking for ideas for a summer job. I am in the 8th grade and not old enough to get most jobs yet. Any ideas?

April

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

Hi April:

When I was you age I did baby sitting, house sitting, pet sitting for those on vacation, yard work, house cleaning, and elderly care.

I hope this helps :)

Martha

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

Ask your neighbors if they need help with yard work, dog walking, or cleaning projects. Maybe someone who normally mows their own yard is going on vacation and needs someone to do it while they're away. Check with family members as well.

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

A good website for teens http://www.meetmark.com This is Avon's new line for teens. Girls 16 and up can become Mark salesgirls, and start learning about entrepreneurship. They can even earn college credit---and better yet, earn their own money for all those "essential" extras. www.meetmark.com

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

If you like children, you could be a "parent's helper", someone who watches and amuses little kids while their parents are still around the house but busy doing other things. With the parents in the house, you don't have to worry if a true emergency arises, and you'd get some good experience for future on-your-own babysitting jobs.

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

Oh honey - you should NOT be looking for a summer job at your age! You are young and should be enjoying your life worry free! Get a job later! Enjoy being Young and Free!

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

The usual, babysitting while parents are home, teaching/tutoring young children, listening to children read, plant and pet care while neigbors vacation, errand running for busy or diabled folks if your georgaphy and situation permits, also grocery shopping (maybe you could do this while mom shops for your family), dog brushing/bathing, bird cage cleaning, poop scooping. can you cook or bake somethinbg neighbors would but like zucchini or banana bread or cookies, fruit picking if your neigbors have not-too-big trees...use your imagination and congrats for being resourceful and earning your own money!

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

Offer to help people (esp. disabled, elders) to "move" and organize things. I need regular help to unload and clean up the car, organize the pantry, move things from laundry to bedroom, organize my things for donation (I need to down-size), reach things I can't, we pay a neighbor $1 to put our trash out each week! (Find 10 people - not bad...) if you live in Kalamazoo, MI, CONTACT ME! and GOOD FOR YOU! While you shouldn't be working fulltime, I think it's GREAT that you want to work some.

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

I babysat when I was your age and I enjoyed it very much. Also offer to walk neighbor's dogs, water plants during vacations, feed the kitties, fish, bird, etc., help clean or do yard work. I'd love to know of a neighborhood young teen to help me at my home with any number of chores.

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May 4, 20040 found this helpful

Well sweetie, first of all I'm PROUD of you! What a great idea for you to find a job and help out with things that you need or want.. Part time though, school and family is #1.

There is already a lot of wonderful ideas here, but how do you find out about some of this. Well for help with elderly folks, at our house we call it "Adopt a grandparent", make a list of things you can help with from reading, housework, yard work, shopping- then go talk to the local churches, Senior Citizen group meeting spots (news papers will have those listed) even the grocery store bulletin board might be helpful, or flyers and pass them out. Something we found here for my 14yrs daughter and now 19yrs daughter was a small veggie garden. We bought them some seeds and helped them work up the ground, then they read the packages and search the internet to learn how to take care of the plants when growing. On days you wish to sell, put up signs on the street corners like people do for rummage sales and state FRESH VEGGIES, Home grown! If you don't have a yard, some plants will work in pots, Tomatoes both big and little ones will grow in pots, onions, peas, green beans...

Babysitting, signs in grocery stores, laundry mats. Don't forget to mention about weekends and evenings, some people have a hard time finding babysitters when they work in the evenings, make sure it's okay with your parents to do this stuff though. Tuturing, ask your librarian if you can post a note there in the library or one at your local elementary school, if you can help those your age, then in the JR High school too! If you have a crafting talent that you could share with others, if you attend a church, maybe they would let you have a "crafting class" there and post sign ups to teach others, charge a little bit for teaching. This goes true with a local craft store, they are looking for people with talents to teach others of ALL ages.

If you get something going, one thing to try hard to do is save some of what you earn, this way you have spending money once school starts up again in the fall. Or when you get old enough for a car, a little money to help buy one and of course college too. Good luck sweetie! Doris

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May 6, 20040 found this helpful

How about getting a paper route. Most newspapers pay you weekly and the routes really are not that big. Sometimes you can just get a Sunday paper route or morning papers, or the afternoon addition. Not only do you get a paycheck weekly for about 2 hours work tops you will also get tips when you have to collect as well. I have no idea where you live but that is usually a safe job for a young teen. Good Luck

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June 29, 20040 found this helpful

When I was your age, my sister and I were babysitting the neighbors kids together so we didn't have to worry about being overloaded. We have 4 boys in our neighorhood that tie a lawn mower to the back of their bicycle and get $20 per yard (which is better than the big lawn companies). And my husband was the real creative one he did things from bringing in peoples groceries for them, taking out the whole blocks trash for them since it was picked up at 4:30 in the morning and the dogs would get it if they put it out at night. But the best one I've heard from him was he did ice sells, he would bag ice out of his parent's freezer and sell it in the summer for $.75 a bag. Just get creative.

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July 22, 20050 found this helpful

i need a job so i can be able to get school suplies.

i can babysit on weekends anytime.

i charge 3 dollars an hour.also i babysit at my house

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May 19, 20080 found this helpful

I am in seek for any type of job, I live in Delano, California. I attend Bakersfield College and will transfer this august to Fresno State. Please contact me at msizeth AT yahoo.com

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