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Summer Youth Work Experience

Join us for a summer program full of hands-on experiences. This 5-week program will allow you to build on your work readiness skills and will also give you the opportunity to make some money this summer.

 

We have a variety of different works sites in Sandusky, Lorain, and Erie County. Most work times are Monday through Wednesday, times vary depending on the site. Locations TBA.

Session 1

June 7th - July 8th

Session 2

July 12th - August 13th

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Erie County

Back to the Wild

At this indoor/outdoor wildlife rehabilitation center, you will assist in the regular care and cleaning tasks needed to help recovering wildlife make their way back to the wild. Work tasks include cleaning duck and geese habitats, bathing turtles, assisting with feedings, and general facilities cleaning.

Boots to Grasses

Expand your knowledge on the care of horses and other small animals at Boots to Grasses Therapeutic Horsemanship farm. Duties include cleaning out horse stalls and animal cages, feeding and grooming horses and small animals, light gardening, and other general cleaning tasks

Erie County Dog Kennel

The Erie County Dog Kennel needs you to assist with their day-to-day operations necessary to help dogs find their fur-ever home. Duties include cleaning out kennels, assisting with grooming and feeding, walking and socializing dogs, filing dog-tag applications, and general facilities cleaning.

Sandusky County

Miller's Market

Gain retail and customer service experience at Miller's Market in Clyde! Duties include stocking and facing shelves, cleaning and organizing displays, washing and bagging produce, retrieving carts, and general cleaning

Sandusky Co. Dog Kennel

The Sandusky County Dog Kennel needs dog lovers eager to work with four-legged friends! Duties include cleaning out kennels, assisting with grooming and feeding, walking and socializing dogs, and general facilities cleaning.

Share and Care

Share and Care of Fremont has something for everyone amongst their thousands of treasures. At Share and Care, you take items through the donation process- from boxes, to shelves, and on to their new homes! Duties include sorting and cleaning donations, hanging clothing, and general store cleaning

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Huron County

Miller's Market

Gain retail and customer service experience at Miller's Market in Norwalk! Duties include stocking and facing shelves, cleaning and organizing displays, washing and bagging produce, retrieving carts, and general cleaning

Salvation Army

Help the Salvation Army with their summer lunch service and other programs! Duties include sorting, prepping, boxing meals, assisting with meal delivery to satellite locations, and general facilities cleaning

Lorain County

Second Harvest Food Bank (session 2 only)

Come out to Second Harvest and help one of the largest food banks in Ohio feed those in need! Duties include loading and unloading donation trucks, sorting and organizing food products, packaging donations, checking expiration dates general facilities cleaning

The Friendship Animal Protective League

Come out to the Friendship APL to assist with their many cats, dogs, and other small animals! Duties include cleaning out dog kennels, cat cages, and litter boxes, cleaning and filling food and water bowls, laundry, walking and playing with dogs, socializing cats, and general facilities cleaning.

Lakeview Park

The beautiful Lakewood Park needs nature lovers to help keep the park clean and ready for visitors this summer! Duties include trash and litter pick up, garden weeding, assisting with general maintenance, and equipment and facilities cleaning.

YMCA French Creek

It's fun to stay at the YMCA! At the YMCA French Creek, you will help to keep facilities safe, clean, and fun for everyone. Duties include general facilities cleaning, gardening, and event set-up and clean-up.

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For more information about the summer program, or to work as a summer job coach please contact program coordinator Morgan Sibley at msibley@ability-works.com or by phone at 419-366-8989

Ability Works Inc. understands the importance of providing hands-on work training. We take pride in what we do and strive to hire qualified staff members that are compassionate and caring.

 

All of our staff upon job offer complete:

 

  • A criminal records background check related to OAC 5123:2-2-02

  • Drug Test

  • Required State of Ohio DODD training

  • First Aid/CPR/AED training through the American Red Cross

 

At all of the worksites offered, our dedicated staff will assist in teaching work skills such as:

 

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Customer Service

  • Teamwork & Socialization

  • Employer/Employee Expectations