Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

WA L&I Parent School Authorization

if you need a parent/school authorization for work

  • Make sure that you use the current FORM.  Please share this form with your employer if they are using an older version.
  • All three pages should be completed.
  • All signatures must be obtained prior to submitting.
    • At this time Special Variances will not be approved.
  • Scan and email all 3 pages to: Karen.Richardson@rsd.edu  
  • Please allow 2 business day for forms to be returned to the email provided.
  • If your employer needs an original copy, call the Career Center at 967-6524 to verify when someone will be available to sign for you.

if you need a food workers card

All "food workers" must obtain a valid Washington State Food Worker Card from the Benton-Franklin Health District, or any other local health jurisdiction in Washington.  The Benton-Franklin Health District offers the food worker class both in-person and online. Click HERE to book an appointment for the live-taught class, or to access the training online.

Employment Opportunities

West richland chamber landscapingLandscaping every Wednesday for 4 hours - $60 per week plus possible weekend work.  Click Here for more information. 

94.9 wolf radio group interviewAre you looking for part time summer work? Have you ever thought about working in Radio?? The Wolf 94.9 will be holding a group interview on June 16th at 3:30pm. Must be over 16 years old. Bring your ID and Social Security Card with you to 4304 W 24th Ave., Suite 200 in Kennewick.  For more information, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Little@smgnation.com.

richland parks and rec seasonal jobs

Richland Parks and Rec has posted some employment opportunities for our upcoming summer season.  We are looking forward to this spring and summer with an abundance of hope to host recreational programming for our community.  To prepare for that possibility, we’ll need to hire seasonal staff!   Please keep an eye on our website: https://www.ci.richland.wa.us/departments/administrative-services/human-resources/job-opportunities for positions that might interest students.

  • Aquatics Lifeguard/Swim instructor
  • Aquatics Cashier
  • Recreation Flag Football Officials

For any questions, please contact City of Richland Human Resources at 509-942-7392

Volunteer Opportunities

The Arc of Tri-Cities is hosting our summer day camp for kids with disabilities and we are in need of youth volunteers! Camp starts Wednesday, June 23rd and runs for 9 weeks up until August 20th. We need help supervising and entertaining these kids. They thrive off of this peer interaction and it means the world for these families, knowing that their son or daughter has a friend at camp. We operate Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Many of the kids we serve have been isolated and sitting at home due to Covid. We are looking for volunteers who can help support our cause and we offer a small paid stipend to say thank you. This is also a great opportunity to gain some volunteer hours for educational requirements and this looks great on job applications and resumes.


  • 4 weeks= $425.00
  • 5 weeks= $525.00
  • 6 weeks= $625.00

We ask that our youth volunteers commit at least 4 weeks of their summer in order to get the stipend as well submitting a short essay on their experience at camp. Of course we encourage them also to stay as many weeks as they possibly can.

Online applications available by clicking HERE.

There is also more information on our website www.arcoftricities.com.