One Albuquerque: 2022 Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

Youth ages 14 to 25 are invited to discover employment and volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque.
Save the Date! The 2022 Youth Job & Volunteer Fair will be in person and online on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The job fair will take place right here on this website and in-person at Berna Facio Development Center. You will be able to schedule interviews, ask fquestions, and learn all about how to get your foot in the door at amazing jobs! We'll provide registration information soon!
Until then, you can still learn about and prepare for positions with the information below.

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The City of Albuquerque typically hires for the following positions:

Position Description
Adventure Leader Instruct and supervise youth in outdoor activities such as climbing walls, bicycle safety education programs, caving, rappelling, rocket building, archery, and more.
Aquatics Aide An Aquatics Aide does a grip of fun stuff for the City swimming pools. If you want to teach lessons, respond to emergencies, and interact with swimmers, the Aquatics Aide job is right for you! You don’t even need to know how to swim - you just have to enjoy the water and have an outgoing attitude! If you don’t want to teach lessons, that’s cool too - we need plenty of cashiers.
Assistant Bicycle Mechanic Make a lasting impact with bicycle riders by helping people learn to repair their bicycles. Mechanical training is provided, and no experience is necessary. If you are a person that loves bicycles and wants to help other people, this is the job for you!
Volunteer BioPark Camp Counselor Teen volunteers assist camp teachers at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach with classroom management and activities working with children from K-9th grade to discover nature.
Volunteer BioPark Nature Guide Teen volunteers teach visitors about the fascinating world of animals and plants while inspiring a sense of stewardship towards the earth and its inhabitants at the at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden.
Open Space Youth Corps Bosque restoration and maintenance work including trail maintenance, removal of invasive plant species, fence building, and other projects. The job is outdoor work and working in the sun.
Balloon Fiesta Park Cashier Cashiering, supporting golfers, and various other duties.
Balloon Fiesta Park Event Staff Monitor Balloon Fiesta Park indoor and outdoor events.
Inclusive Recreation Leader Support participants with disabilities in a recreation program.
Lifeguard Lifeguards are highly trained first responders who are prepared to respond to any type of emergency in and around a pool. Not only to respond to emergencies but more importantly prevent injuries from occurring by enforcing facility rules. We also get to teach children of all ages how to swim!
Recreation Leader Provide planned inclusive activities for children.
Tennis Instruction Teach tennis, pickleball, or disc golf to children and adults in the community.
Youth Program Education Assistant - Outdoor Education This job is for individuals 18 and older. You get to work with a Youth Program Educator to team-teach outdoor education programs for youth at the Open Space Visitor Center, Open Space public lands, and City Community Center parks. Assist with general education projects - preparing, organizing, and cleaning materials, activity development, and general administrative tasks.
Albuquerque Fire Rescue Firefighter 3rd class.


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Visit One Albuquerque Volunteers today to create a volunteer profile and find safe opportunities near you!

  • Keep up to date with the largest and most up to date list of volunteer opportunities in the city.
  • Track your volunteer hours and download/print your volunteer resume for your next interview.
  • Make meaningful professional connections to City of Albuquerque departments and community partners.
  • Make a difference! We believe in addressing our greatest challenges with a whole-of-community approach--together, we are One Albuquerque!

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), volunteering is associated with 27% higher odds of finding employment.

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Drug Testing 101 - Recording

This presentation will cover any questions you may have regarding drug testing requirements. Presented by the City of Albuquerque

Drug Testing 101

Professionalism 101 - Recording

Learn the first steps to take in being a true professional, from dress to language to social media. Presented by the City of Albuquerque

Professionalism 101

Career Exploration - Recording

Learn to use workforce solutions career exploration tools to guide you on your career path. Presented by the NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions

Career Exploration

Financial Literacy - Recording

Information on how to setup a bank account and what to do with your first paycheck. Presented by First Financial Credit Union

Financial Literacy

A PNG of Book Icon. ADA & EEO

The City of Albuquerque is an equal employment opportunity employer. The City of Albuquerque complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offers reasonable accommodations in the employment and application process to qualified individuals with disabilities. To RSVP for an ASL Interpreter or request a reasonable accommodation at the Job Fair, please contact the City of Albuquerque Human Resources Department by calling (505) 768-3749 or sending an email to [email protected].

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For any questions, please send us an email.

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WiFi Access

For options to connect to free WiFi throughout the City of Albuquerque, click below. You can also watch videos on how to connect to the free WiFi hotspots in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, & Vietnamese.

Free Outdoor WiFi How-to Connect in Multiple Languages

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