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Old 11-11-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Jobs for 14 year olds

I am 14 years old (will be 15 in December) and I have my work permit, but can't find any jobs. I could volunteer or just clean up afterwards. I would like to go into something that is involved in animals but I'm not picky. I have mild experience and just need some extra cash. Does anyone know of any jobs for 14 year olds in the colorado springs area?

 
Old 11-11-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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What about the library?
You might be able to work as a page.

You might want to look into taking a babysitter's course and you can be a babysitter or work in a day care.

Best of luck.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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I don't live in Colorado Springs - I'm in Longmont, but I have a 15 year old son who wants to work as well. He just turned 15.
You might want to check you local grocery stores. I know the King Soopers here is one of the very few places that will hire 15 year olds - it's usually bagging groceries.

During the summer the youth job core in your area (if there is one, I would assume so) will be looking to hire young people. Up here in this area there is quite a bit of competition to get the jobs, but they pay well and there are bonuses. I think once you're in, you're in. Check with your county to see if there are those opportunities there.

My son just got hired by Eldora Mountain to be a Junior Ski Assistant - helping assist the instructors with the young ones in ski school. But he did have a lot of recommendations to be able to get that job - he used to be a racer. But they do start hiring up there at age 14. Obviously too far for you - my point is there might be something similar nearby. He never would have thought to apply thinking he was too young, so if you really want a job, call around - you might be surprised who will give you a chance.

Have you checked with any local vet places to see if they need a helper? If all else fails - volunteer at the local humane society. My son did that a few years back and loved it. Doing that will help you get a job later on.

Good luck! Hope you find something
 
Old 11-11-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: SC
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Babysitting is the only thing I know of.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Sorry, this is not a "job wanted" forum. You can however post a free ad in the "Classifieds" forum, which you can find here...
http://www.city-data.com/forum/classified-ads/
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