Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department


2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981-4970
Fax: (510) 981-4975

Employment Program for Berkeley Youth

YouthWorks operates on a year-round basis including 7-8 week Summer & Winter After-school Employment Programs for youth 14- 25 years old.  The goal of the YouthWorks program is to provide a variety of employment opportunities that allow participants the opportunity to build strong skills.

Program Objectives for YouthWorks:

Encourage school completion and enrollment in postsecondary education and/or training.

  • Expose youth to career options and opportunities.
  • Offer part-time-temporary jobs
  • Divert youth into positive activities
  • Assist youth with inter-personal relations at home and in the community.

To download the YouthWorks brochure, click here

Youth Employment Opportunities

Are you a Berkeley resident between 14 and 25 years old? Opportunities are available in the areas of office administration, information technology, customer service, recreation, gardening, maintenance, food service, graffiti clean-up and more.

  • For summer employment, pick up applications at the YouthWorks office during the month of March.
  • For winter employment, pick up applications at the YouthWorks office during the month of October.
  • Opportunities for youth ages 18-25 are year-round, visit the YouthWorks office any time throughout the year.

**Interested applicants must pick up their application in person**

For more information, please click to see our Frequently Asked Questions page.




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