Youth Crew Positions



Are you a teenager in the West Central Neighborhood of Spokane looking for a job that invests in you and gives back to your community? At River City Youth Ops, we are looking for a diverse group of youth to develop leadership and life skills during an intensive, hands-on summer work experience in our urban farm and lawn care program. 

All Season Crews

Accepting applications now until March 31st


Market Crew


Ages 14-16

Season: May 15th-October

Manage River City Youth Ops' Farmers' Market Stands and Veggie Subscription Program

Learn about marketing, customer service, handling money, leadership, teamwork, food safety, cooking and more!


Lawn Crew


Ages 16-18

Season: April 18th-October

Attend Spring Leadership Workshops

Lead River City Youth Ops' neighborhood lawn care service

Lawn Care Projects: landscape design customer service, marketing, operating and maintaining equipment

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Leadership Crew

Ages 16-18

Season: April 18th-October

Attend Spring Leadership Workshops

Lead Summer Farm Crews, and volunteer groups

Leadership Projects: landscape design, compost production, community liaisons, cooking, and more!

Summer only Crews 

Accepting applications now until May 31st

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Wash & Prep Crew

Ages 14-16

Season: June 18th - August 29th

Manage River City Youth Ops' wash and prep operations to ensure quality and fresh produce

Learn about food safety, cooking, farm ecology, inventory control. food justice and food systems, leadership, and teamwork.

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Farm Crew


Ages 12-14

Season: June 18th - August 29th

Participate in daily operations of River City Youth Ops' Urban Farm

Learn about planting, tending, harvesting, soil management, farm ecology and food safety, and participate in leadership and teamwork activities. 

How do I apply?

Youth Crew Application

Complete your application online – be sure to set aside about half an hour — or contact us to apply.

 Need help filling out your application? Call us at 509.703.7433, get a paper copy at the office (1428 W. Broadway) or visit Spark Central.

Deadlines: Apply for All-Season Crew (Lawn Crew, Leadership Crew and Market Crew) positions by March 31 and Summer only Crew positions (Farm Crew and Wash & Prep Crew) by May 31.