Junior Recreation Leader Program

The Junior Recreation Leader Program provides youth ages 13 through 15  with the opportunity to develop leadership skills through volunteer work experience for the summer. Participants gain experience through the application and interview process, receive training in a variety of leadership skills and work at our Preschool Academy, Coyote Hills Summer Camps, Senior Center and other recreation programs.

Youth work under the direct supervision of the Camp Director and Recreation Leaders. Junior Recreation Leaders are expected to treat this position as a job. It is essential for participants to be committed, punctual, and responsible. Junior Recreation Leaders (JRL’s) are volunteers who help various programs for the City of Antioch Recreation Department. They shadow part-time staff, assist when needed, and gain valuable experience throughout their time as a Junior Recreation Leader.

The work hours are generally Monday through Friday, between 7:30am-4:00pm at various sites throughout Antioch. However, there may be some weekend and evening work shifts as well. Junior Recreation Leaders are expected to be punctual and must be picked up at the end of their shift.

Applicants need to indicate their availability for the summer. We understand that families schedule vacations and other activities over the summer, so a short period when the applicant is not available does not disqualify the student. However, there is mandatory training during June 12-16. Space is limited. Failure to attend the mandatory training (June 12 – 16) will result in dismissal from the program.

Application must be fully completed; incomplete applications will not be considered. The application deadline is May 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Hilda Pacheco at (925) 779-7076 or email: hpacheco@antiochca.gov.

Required Paperwork: please submit the following paperwork by May 19th deadline to be considered for the program:

This paperwork can be submitted in-person to the Antioch Community Center, Antioch Senior Center or scanned and emailed to Hilda Pacheco: hpacheco@antiochca.gov

Leader Information

Junior Recreation Leader Program Application

Please complete the following application. Incomplete applications may be denied. All statements are subject to verification.

Application Information:

only fill out if different from youth’s address
only fill out if different from youth’s address
By signing this, I certify that all the information in this application is accurate and true. I understand that if any of the information in the application is found to be false, that I will be disqualified from participation in the program.
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