Pet sitting or dog walking: Offer your services to pet owners in your community. You can advertise your services through social media, flyers, or word of mouth.
After-school program assistant: Many schools and community centers offer after-school programs for children. You could assist the program leaders with supervising and entertaining the children.
Retail or food service: Many retailers and restaurants hire high school students for part-time positions such as cashier or server. Lawn care or landscaping - Offer your services to homeowners in your community for lawn care or basic landscaping tasks. Remember to check with your state's labor laws to ensure you are legally able to work and comply with any restrictions on hours worked. Additionally, make sure the job is a good fit for your schedule and your interests. Good luck on your job search!
Beat of luck to you and your future endeavors and I'm glad to see your interest in working while in school. It's a lost cause on many these days.
That being said - I agree with the previous answers in volunteering at local animal shelters or community/youth programs in your area. It may help network opportunities for you in the future and help guide your interests for later (ie veterinary work over social services).
Check with your local vet clinics and become a youth counselor at all the youth camps that will be popping off over the summer. They are always looking for help. If you can get on with a city program that can aid in your success and options later.
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I also suggest search your city online and check what jobs they have you are qualified for as a high school students. Your community is a good place to check for resources as well. Check out your library as well because they may have employment flyers. Your local newspaper is a good source of some job opportunities. And like what others says above, you can apply to food chains, clothing chains, theaters, pet sitting, and etc.
Best of luck!
Retail stores in malls are ALWAYS hiring. My bit of advice here is 1) be on time for the interview and 2) Dress how the rest of the store employees dress. (My wife runs a retail store and I cannot tell you how many applicants she turns away for being late to interviews or showing up looking like a disheveled mess. ) Find a store or chain that appeals to you and apply.
Work ethic, not entitlement, is what makes a person successful. Go out there, find a job, and no matter WHAT it is, be PROUD of yourself. Good luck!!
Fast food = customer service and process
Administrative = technical skills and organization
Errand runner or delivery service = time management and customer service
Your own service such as babysitting = entrepreneurship and initiative
Think about what you're good at and be prepared to sell and market yourself. This will help differentiate you from other peers who are applying for jobs and competing for jobs. Think of 3 things that set you apart in your personal or school life, and be prepared to concisely and confidently explain. Be creative and think of ways to market yourself - Next Door app, your family's contacts, etc.