As legally - you cannot work with an income until you are 16 yrs old.
Some options are helping in churches or your community organizations.
This should not be at the cost of your education. Ensure you keep your studying on and do not quit studying, as it will help you in the long run.
Washing automobiles or offering any services like cleaning is also a good option.
At 15 there are a few jobs you can do to help paying for things you want. Below is a small list.
- Dog walking of sitting.
- Chores around a private home such as leaf raking, pulling out weeds around the yard or taking the trash out for an elderly neighbor.
- Car washing with adult supervision
At 15 years of age most states have labor laws that would prevent you from performing other simple jobs you would otherwise be able to do once you reach 16.
As Shaye mentioned, Do Not enter neighbors house you or your family do not know well.
Best of luck and be safe.
I have a 15 yr old and she has the same idea. In SC she was able to find a part time job with limited hours at Chic Fila. You may want to check with your local fast food restaurants and be sure to check the labor laws there in MA.
Hope this helps.
A couple great options would be Starbucks and Chic-Fil-A. The reason these could be great options and simply because they offer tuition assistance for college. Since you're in high school now and likely looking to attend college afterwards having that work can help you pay for school once you start to go. It could also be a way to earn certifications in specific areas if you don't plan on college. From my experience Starbucks has a better assistance program and works well with a high school schedule.
Here are some basic ideas for jobs, some which you can do on your own, and other through an employer-
Babysitting: This is a great option if you enjoy being around children and have some experience in child care. You can advertise your services to families in your neighborhood.
Dog walking or pet sitting: If you are an animal lover, you can offer your services to take care of pets in your neighborhood.
Yard work: Offer to mow lawns, rake leaves, landscape or do other yard work.
Retail jobs: Many stores, such as supermarkets and clothing stores, hire teenagers for part-time work.
Food service jobs: Fast food restaurants and cafes often hire teenagers for part-time jobs such as cashiering or food preparation.
Online jobs: There are many online jobs that a 15-year-old can do, such as data entry, surveys, and virtual tutoring.
Tutoring: If you excel in a particular subject, consider offering your services as a tutor to other students.
I'd talk to your parents about what you want to do as well. Perhaps they can guide you or even connect you with friends and family who may be in need of help!