One Albuquerque: 2023 Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

Youth ages 14 to 25 are invited to discover employment and volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque.

The Youth Job & Volunteer Fair is Back!

Where: Berna Facio Professional Development Center (3315 Louisiana NE, 87110)
When: Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Who: Youth ages 14-25 looking for work or to volunteer

The fair is free and registration is required to attend.

Register for the Job Fair

At the Job Fair

  • Learn about hundreds of job and volunteer positions
  • Apply on site and also schedule interviews with many employers
  • Attend learning session on professionalism, drug testing, and interviewing
  • Register to vote
  • Visit the parent lounge
  • Even get some swag!

Before the Job Fair

Explore Jobs & Apply

Learn about City of Albuquerque positions below.

Position Description Apply
Community Center Recreation Leader and Site Supervisor Provide planned inclusive activities for children at one of 22 Community Centers that will host a summer program throughout the city. Age 16+ Seasonal Recreation Application
MultiGen Center Recreation Leader Provide planned inclusive activities for children at one of two Multigenerational Centers. Age 16+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Therapeutic Recreation Program Recreation Leader, Activities Programmer, Assistant Site Supervisor, Site Supervisor. Working in programs that provide fully inclusive activities for kids and teens with and without disabilities. Age 16+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Head Teacher, Teacher, Teaching Asst., Program Mgrs & Education Specialist

Teaching Assistants-CDA/NMCDC within 6 months of hire.
Head Teacher/Teacher/Ed. Specialist- BA/BS in early childhood education at hire.
Program Managers-BA degree in Early Childhood or Business Administration upon hire. View teaching flyer

Teacher Applications

Program Applications

Aquatics Aide & Pool Supervisors 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. Age 15+
Lifeguard & Headguards 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! Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Casa Esperanza 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! Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Adventure Leader Instruct and supervise youth in outdoor activities such as climbing walls, bicycle safety education programs, caving, rappelling, rocket building, archery, and more. 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Recreation Instruction Teach tennis, pickleball, or disc golf to children and adults in the community. Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Golf Courses Sports Facility Prep, Golf Course Attendant, Events Associate, Front Desk Staff, E-Gaming. Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Summer Youth Program Get a head start on your career and learn valuable lessons while working closely with Solid Waste’s Clean City Division. Youth workers will partner with crews on graffiti cleanup, litter cleanup, weed and median maintenance and assist in the department’s wildflower project. Spend your summer with us and leave the program with a sense of pride in beautifying our City. 16+ Application link coming soon!
Balloon Fiesta Park Cashier Cashiering, supporting golfers, and various other duties. Seasonal Recreation Application
Balloon Fiesta Park Event Staff Monitor Balloon Fiesta Park indoor and outdoor events. Seasonal Recreation Application
Mayor's Creative Youth Corps First-hand experience for young people interested in pursuing a career in the arts or culture. Learn from experts in their fields about everything from creating and touring your art internationally to curating museum exhibits! MCYC Application
Explora Career Pathway Intern The primary goal of Explora's Career Pathways Program is to open a gateway for low-income youth to move beyond economic limitations and into intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding employment which serves the community, contributes to Explora's educational mission, and leads to expanded educational and career opportunities. Age 17+ X Studio membership is open to youth ages 13-20 Explora X Studio
Albuquerque Fire Rescue The upcoming 99th Cadet Class application process is now open from December 6th, 2021 and closes February 25, 2022. Thank you for your interest in the 99th Cadet Class! To apply go to Become A Firefighter and scroll down to the button that says “Apply during Open Enrollment”. Age 18+ Become A Firefighter
Security Officer

Provide twenty four hour security services for assigned City facilities and property, including vehicles and equipment; protect facilities from unlawful intrusion and criminal acts and ensure public safety. High School Diploma or GED: and Two (2) years of security or customer service experience. Possession of a valid Driver's License. 18 +

Apply online to become a security officer or call Ramona Peltier Seibel at 505-768-5389 after 4:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and leave a message or email [email protected]
Albuquerque Police Department Police Service Aide Provide police service that otherwise would be lost or delayed because of workload saturation on sworn officers, relieve sworn officer of non-related or low priority police service so that they may pursue anti-crime activities more effectively. Collect and preserve physical evidence in the field; ensure the preservation of all items taken into evidence and testify in court regarding the chain of custody and integrity of evidence. Must have Drivers License High school Diploma or GED (Citizenship not required for PSA - only valid work permit). 18+ Age 18+ Email [email protected]gov or visit or call 505-343-5040 or text 505-591-1082
One Albuquerque Volunteers Make a difference! We believe in addressing our greatest challenges with a whole-of-community approach--together, we are One Albuquerque! We welcome people of all ages, interests, and ability levels to step up in service to Albuquerque. Paid and unpaid volunteer/service opportunities are a wonderful resume-builder and networking tool for young professionals. We have hundreds of volunteer opportunities, 9 paid Summer Associate VISTA positions for summer service, and up to 7 standard VISTA placements available. All ages for volunteering, 18+ for VISTA placements. Volunteer
BioPark Cashier, Food Service, Cooks & Retail

Cashiers/Food Service Workers
Retail Workers View BioPark Summer Staff flyer

Keep Albuquerque Beautiful internship

Coordinate and assist with special events involving community and business partners; coordinate fundraising activities for the program; recruit volunteers; and present to schools, community groups, government, and environmental groups on recycling, litter, graffiti, and beautification efforts. Age 18-25

Email resume and cover letter to Emily Moore [email protected]
Dept. Senior Affairs Volunteers

Senior Affairs Volunteers are younger residents interested in lending a hand, groups that want to give back, or seniors hoping to get more involved in the community. We provide resources with care and compassion that help our community thrive while embracing aging. Volunteer screening varies per assignment. Engaging vulnerable populations may require a background check.

[email protected]
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. Age 14-18  
Volunteer at the Aquarium ,Botanic Gardan, and Zoo! Volunteer at the Aquarium ,Botanic Gardan, and Zoo! Use BioFacts to help visitors connect with the natural world. At least 14 years of age by May 30, 2023 Deborah Cook [email protected]
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. Age 14-18 Volunteer
Event Coordinator Intern, Marketing & Communications Intern

View National Indian Youth Council, Inc. flyer

Dawn Begay [email protected]

Volunteer Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council works to provide the Mayor’s office with the youth perspective on city issues and to foster a sense of community in order to aid in the development and betterment of Albuquerque. Apply for MYAC

A PNG of Employee Icon. Additional Jobs

Youth Connect has compiled the following positions from organizations in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. These listings are not affiliated with the City of Albuquerque. Please contact the organization directly for more information.

Company Description Contact Information
Teenior Tech Coach

Age 15+

Teeniors® are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors and older adults learn technology through one-on-one, personal coaching. Whether it's a smartphone, computer, website or app - our goal is to empower older adults to connect with their loved ones, engage with their community - and the world - through technology, while providing paid, meaningful jobs for youth in New Mexico.

Applicants must have transportation to and from ABQ senior centers in town 1-2 times per week. Applicants must be able to work at least one weekday after school from 3:00-5:00pm; and occasional weekends. Applicants must have great patience and a genuine interest in tutoring older adults.

Apply at Teeniors
Dion's Team Members for our stores, Bakery, and Prep in our Commissary. Age 15+ Visit
SSA Group - Aquarium, Botanic Gardens & Zoo Restaurants

Food Service Associates, Food Service Cooks, Retail Associates, and Maintenance Associates. Age 15+ Workers permit needed under 16.

We are hiring for Food Service and Gift Shops at the ABQ Biopark- Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanic Gardens. Flexible hours, fun environment, with different learning opportunities!

Email Bryanne Guillen

Southwest Carpenters Training Fund

Applicants to our apprenticeship program must be available for full time employment and be 18 years of age or older. Ages 18+

We looking forward to talking with you about career opportunities in our trade!

Kathy Swartz 505-268-4396

Mandy's Farm

Direct Support Professionals and Americorps members. Applicants must be able to pass a background check, some lifting required. 18+

Iris Mondragon [email protected]

Goodwill Industries of NM

Retail, Warehouse, Social Work. 18+

Apply online at

Albuquerque Isotopes

Promotional Crew, Concessions, mascot, ushers, ticket takers. 16+

Michelle Montoya [email protected]

No Minor Sale | Rescue Agency

No Minor Sale is looking for adult volunteers - any New Mexican 18 or older - to help with events and partner presentations that educate about the dangers of flavored nicotine products and advocate for nicotine flavor restriction. All opportunities provide great public speaking practice, resume skills, and points for rewards through our MyDot store! All applicants must be New Mexico residents. 18+

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

Overnight camp staff must live on property (lodging provided). Day Camp staff positions are available in Albuquerque and Angel Fire (lodging provided for Angel Fire). Summer or seasons positions only. Albuquerque, Angel Fire, Jemez Mountains outside of Cuba. 16+

Charli Murphy [email protected]

Smart LU#49 JATC

Apprentices Sheet Metal Workers. 18+

Smart LU#49 JATC Office 505-242-4262

Nevaeh Hospice

This is a great opportunity to see if you want to work in healthcare or hospice and get one on one patient interaction. 18-25 or 505-293-5858

Air Force Research Lab, Air Force Research Lab




Special Agent, IT Specialist, Electronic Technician, Honors Internship Program. For professional staff positions, applicants must have a bachelor's degree and be 18 years or older. For Special Agent positions, applicants must have a bachelor's degree, be 23 years or older, and have 2+ years of professional experience. The Honors Internship Program is for Juniors and Seniors in college maintaining a 3.0+ GPA. Apply online for any position at View Flyer 18+

Matt Wright, Admin Specialist/Recruiter
[email protected]

Bernalillo County Internship

Age 16-18 Summer Internship positions.

Email [email protected]

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center

Corrections Officer Age 18+

Alex Griseto 505-839-8912 & Dominique Anaya 505-839-8708

Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Summer Recreation Aides, Lifeguard, High School Intern, Crossing Guard, Park Maintenance Worker, Recreation Assistant, Custodians throughout Bernalillo County at our 7 community centers.Lifeguards must take classes and receive certification. 16+


A PNG of Tools and Innovation icon. Learning Sessions

Attend these learning sessions to gain knowledge and confidence from current and former City of Albuquerque managers. Be sure to bring your questions!


10:30 - 10:50 a.m. in Room A
11:30 - 11:50 a.m. in Room B
12:30 - 12:50 p.m. in Room A
1:30 - 1:50 p.m. in Room B

In this presentation, learn tips from City of Albuquerque managers on all things related to professionalism including language, digital footprint, communication, and dressing for success.

View a video presentation on Workplace Professionalism
View a video presentation on Career Exploration

Drug Testing 101

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. in Room B
11:00 - 11:20 a.m. in Room B
12:30 - 12:50 p.m. in Room B
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. in Room B

Did you know most City of Albuquerque positions are “safety sensitive?” Attend this session to find out what that means, including what you need to know about drug testing prior to applying for a City of Albuquerque job.

View a video presentation on Drug Testing 101

Public Speaking & Interview Skills

11:00 - 11:20 a.m. in Room A
11:30 - 11:50 a.m. in Room A
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. in Room A
1:30 - 1:50 p.m. in Room A

Learn tips on how to make your first (or second or third) interview a breeze! Get information on how to prep for your interview, how to shine during your interview, and how to follow up.

Download our Job Interview and Public Speaking Checklist.

A PNG of Tools and Innovation icon. Prepare for the Job Fair

The key to having a successful job fair experience is to develop a game plan for success. Get tips on how to prepare for a job fair, build a resume, and more.

City of Albuquerque Summer Job Application Walk Through

City of Albuquerque Summer Job Application Walk Through (Full Version)

Tutorial de solicitud de empleo de la ciudad de ABQ en español

Resume Tips from UNM Career Services

Mafunzo ya maombi ya kazi ya msimu wa vijana kwa Jiji la Albuquerque

An illustration of an open book with a globe hovering above it with a divider line to the right. Parent Lounge

This year’s Job and Volunteer Fair will feature the return of the Parent Lounge! Parents are welcome to come and grab a cup of coffee and discover resources on how to support their job seekers. This is a great place to gather while participants explore the fair on their own. There will be mini-presentations, representatives from partner organizations, as well as City of ABQ hiring managers on hand to answer questions.

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 send us an email.

Email Youth Connect

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For any questions, please send us an email.

Email Youth Connect

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