Working for extra income can help your kids to fill budget gaps and support their savings for college and other objectives. Perhaps, more importantly, it helps them learn responsibility, develop self-esteem, gain exposure to different fields of interest, and acquire new skills.

Volunteer positions can offer similar learning opportunities and support your family’s shared philanthropic goals, if giving is a core value.

Following are some common jobs you can consider together:

Jobs For Younger Kids

  • Closet cleaning & household organization
  • Gift wrapping
  • Lemonade or bake sale stand
  • Light housecleaning
  • Pet care
  • Plant watering
  • Yard sale helper

Jobs For Tweens

  • Garage cleaning
  • Lawn mowing
  • Mother’s Helper
  • Pet & plant sitting
  • Pulling weeds
  • Raking leaves
  • Snow shoveling
  • Window washing

Jobs For Teens

  • Babysitting
  • Camp counselor
  • Errand service
  • Golf caddy
  • Lifeguard
  • Non-medical assistant
  • Office intern
  • Painting
  • Paper delivery
  • Personal assistant
  • Restaurant jobs
  • Retail sales
  • Snow shoveling
  • Tutoring
  • Volunteer
  • Yard service