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
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. 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 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  
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+ Seasonal Recreation Application
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!  
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+
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
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. PSA's are currently eligible for $1500.00 sign on bonus. Age 18+ Public Safety Hiring Bonuses
One Albuquerque Volunteers Make a difference! We believe in addressing our greatest challenges with a whole-of-community approach--together, we are One Albuquerque! All ages Volunteer
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 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
Volunteer Balloon Museum Welcome Greeters and Special Event Support to setup and breakdown, lead activities, demonstrate interactive exhibits, welcome guests, and more! Age 14+  
Volunteer Explora & Agra Nature Center Junior Camp Assistant

Calling all teens aged 13-19. The Junior Camp Assistant volunteer assists with students enrolled in Explora's fun, hands-on science and art camps and commit to at least 2 half-day, week-long summer camps for about 15 hours per week. We'll work out your schedule once you're in the program. As a volunteer, you'll enjoy training, feedback, and connections to other teen programs. You will also learn some of the inner workings of Explora and have the opportunity to connect with our Career Pathways internship programs. Build relationships with children, role models and mentors. Gain valuable experience that is transferable to other work/volunteer positions. Serve as a great role model. Have fun in a supportive, informal setting!


Volunteer Library Summer Reading Program Assistant

Public Library branches in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Age 12-18


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 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.

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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