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 Coyote Hills Summer Camp, Youth Sports Camp, Senior Center, and other recreation programs.

Youth work under the direct supervision of the Camp Director and Recreation Leaders. 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.

This year, the program will run from June 20, 2023 through July 28, 2023. Program hours are generally Monday through Friday, between 8:30am-4:00pm at various sites throughout Antioch. There will be occasional field trips and off-site visits to local businesses. Junior Recreation Leaders are expected to be punctual and must be picked up at the end of the program day.

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 13-16. Space is limited. Failure to attend the mandatory training (June 13 – 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 La’Nae Jackson at (925) 776-3073 or email: ljackson@antiochca.gov

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

Once accepted into the program, the following paperwork must be submitted by June 2nd deadline to enact full enrollment into the program.

This paperwork can be submitted in-person to the Antioch Community Center or Antioch Senior Center or scanned and emailed to LaNae Jackson: ljackson@antiochca.gov.

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