Youth Employment

Recreation Worcester

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About Recreation Worcester
Recreation Worcester is a free, year-round, out-of-school time program for youth run by the City of Worcester. Youth participate in curriculum based learning while focusing on three main enrichment activities: athletics, arts, and academic programming.

Job Opportunities

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Worcester's Division of Youth Opportunities has internship opportunities for credit available year-round. Internships are focused primarily on promoting Recreation Worcester programming.

Volunteers are also welcome for both the summer and after-school Recreation Worcester programs. Opportunities include helping with homework assignments and recreational activities.

Please contact the Division of Youth Opportunities for more information.


youth on phone The Division of Youth Opportunities, working in tandem with Worcester Community Action Council, CMWIB, and YouthWorks, recruit and place youth in YouthCorps, the City Manager's summer youth municipal employment initiative. Please contact the Division of Youth Opportunities for more information on city jobs available for youth.

YouthWorks Summer Jobs

Worcester's "YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program," developed through Worcester Community Action Council, Inc., was established to create summer jobs for city youth. Each summer, eligible youth between the ages of 14 and 21 are provided with 18 hours of pre-employment training, 6-7 weeks of paid work experience along with daily supervision and support at nearly 75 participating local organizations and businesses. 

How to Apply to YouthWorks

Contact Information

Youth Opportunities
128 Providence Street, Room 322
Worcester, MA 01604

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Phone: 508-799-1328
Fax: 508-799-8572
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8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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