Learn how to help the Sacramento community with unique jobs

On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities

On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Wenger-Johnson)

On Oct. 29 the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will host a Zoom event teaching students at ARC how they can help the community with job opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Wenger-Johnson)

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor

On Oct. 29, representatives from the city of Sacramento will host a Zoom conference called “How to Get a Job with the City of Sacramento Parks & Rec.” The event is hosted by Joyce Wenger-Johnson, the recreation general supervisor for the city of Sacramento, and Samantha Hoshida, the interim program supervisor. 

This event will give students at American River College the chance learn about different job opportunities within the city of Sacramento in both a virtual and an in-person environment. 

According to Wenger-Johnson, the city of Sacramento offers unique job chances to work in different fields such as working with youth, both kids and teens, and working in the field of aquatics.

“We offer in-person job programs like working with children at locations, like at a daycare, and jobs in aquatics such as being a lifeguard,” Wenger-Johnson said. “We’ll outline what jobs are available to the students at ARC who wish to attend our Zoom event.” 

In-person job sites aren’t the only field of work Wenger-Johnson and Hoshida will be talking about. According to Hoshida, one of the virtual job options are virtual camps, which bring the activities of summer camp but within a virtual environment. 

“Our virtual camps help keep kids and teens engaged with recreational activities,” Hoshida said. “Working for a virtual camp would include teaching the kids and teens different skills like gardening, art, and fitness just to name a few.”

According to Hoshida, these jobs serve a great importance to the community of Sacramento, as a lot of the younger generation look up to the people who have these types of jobs. Not only that, but attending this event would really showcase how someone can help their community in ways they probably didn’t know they could.

“It’s important because these jobs that we offer are seen as role models to kids and teens and it helps the kids develop both emotionally and physically,” Hoshida said. “We offer a lot of jobs that people don’t think about typically when it comes to helping our community— it really shows what Sacramento has to offer.”

For anyone interested working for the city of Sacramento or are looking for ways to help the community, attend this event via Zoom on Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. According to Wenger-Johnson, students might not just find a new job, but perhaps even a new career.

“If you’re interested in working in the recreational field, a liberal studies major or want to work with kids, we offer great jobs to help people figure out what they want to work with,” Wenger-Johnson said. “It’s a great chance to help establish what your career path will be.”