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Hundreds of Summer Fun staff needed for 60 sites across O‘ahu!

New videos highlight the amazing benefits, experience of joining the Summer Fun ‘Ohana

O‘AHU -- Looking for an amazing job this summer working with kids while improving your community? The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is gearing up for its annual Summer Fun Program, and is looking for over 500 enthusiastic and responsible adults to help put the "fun" in Summer Fun!

As part of the effort to increase Summer Fun staff and accommodate more keiki, DPR is publishing new videos encouraging prospective employees to apply for these amazing jobs with testimonials from our current staff.The first video can be viewed on DPR's Social Media and YouTube Channel:

The videos also highlight the wide variety of positions available, all of which offer competitive pay rates ranging from $16 to $19.14 an hour, including:

College Student Aide

Pool Lifeguard

Recreation Aide

Therapeutic Aide

Becoming a member of the Summer Fun ‘Ohana includes planning and enjoying recreational opportunities with the keiki such as games, music, dance, arts & crafts, Hawaiian cultural activities, special events, and so much more.These employment opportunities not only enhance our keiki's summertime, they also provide the chance to develop essential job skills like: teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, childcare experience, and problem-solving all while connecting to your community.

It is now easier than ever to pursue these fun and dynamic jobs, with applications now being accepted online.

For adults currently enrolled in college, an improved and simplified online application for the Summer Student Aide positions can be accessed at:

An log-in is required to fill out this Student Aide application.

For adults not enrolled in college, a fillable PDF application is now available by following this link:

Once you've completed the non-college application, email it to the park district where you'd like to work:

District 1

East Honolulu (Ka Iwi to Waikīkī)

District 2

West Honolulu (Makiki to 'Aiea)

District 3

Leeward O‘ahu (Waipahū to Mākaha)

District 4

Windward O‘ahu (Mokulēʻia to Makapu'u)

District 5

Central O‘ahu (Pearl City to Whitmore)

With 60 Summer Fun sites planned for this year, there is sure to be a work location near you! An interactive map showing these sites is now available at:

For details on the various aide positions available for Summer Fun 2024, and all information regarding employment with this amazing program, visit:

The 2024 Summer Fun Program is scheduled to run weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, June 10 through Friday, July 26. Keiki registration will once again be conducted primarily online through the website beginning Monday, May 13. Additional details about this year's program will be announced at a later time. For more information about the program, visit the main Summer Fun website at:

Summer Fun is an affordable, city-operated, seasonal day camp where children are engaged inlearning experiences in a fun and safe environment. These opportunities help build on soft skills, which promote leadership and future educational and lifelong success. DPR aims to accommodate approximately 10,000 keiki and teens through this remarkable program each year, requiring more than 500 seasonal staff. Ultimately, the more staff we get, the more keiki we can accommodate, the more fun it is for everyone. So, apply today to join the Summer Fun ‘Ohana!

If you need an auxiliary aid/service, other accommodations due to a disability, or an interpreter for a language other than English in reference to this announcement, please contact the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email at least three business days before the scheduled event. Without sufficient advanced notice, it may not be possible to fulfill requests.


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