Jobs for 14 year olds
You'll find lots of jobs for 14 year olds that pay listed on this page, including Saturday jobs, online jobs, paper rounds, babysitting, modelling, part time and summer jobs, dog walking, acting, plus many other paid positions.
You'll discover later on in this article how to find and apply for 14 year old jobs, plus learn what each job involves, so you can decide which of the jobs would be the most suitable for you, depending on your abilities and interests.
This action guide lists over 30 paying jobs, bookmark it now, because you'll want to come back for other ideas in the future. We also cover other age groups too:
Saturday jobs for 14 year olds
There are plenty of different Saturday jobs for 14 year olds, such as hospitality, retail, babysitting and modelling (all these are covered separately below), plus delivering flyers, washing cars, gardening and jobs for your own parents.
Delivering flyers is similar to a paper round job, all you have to do is put the flyers through people's letterboxes. It's easy to see who needs regular help with delivering flyers in your area - just see which flyers are posted through your own letter box.
You'll probably see flyers from takeaway and pizza delivery businesses, taxi companies and other businesses. Anyone that puts flyers through letter boxes may potentially need your help.
Another good Saturday job for 14 year olds is washing cars, which is a fairly easy job. You'll need some car shampoo, a bucket, sponge and shammy leather to dry the car properly afterwards - your parents may have all of these.
You may already wash your parents' cars in exchange for pocket money, but you could also do relations, family friends and neighbours cars - if you do a good job, they'll want you back again and they may be able to recommend your car washing services to other people they know.
If you're a 14 year old that likes to do some physical activity on a Saturday, then gardening could suit you. If you've already helped your parents in the garden and enjoyed it (or at least not hated it), then you can earn some money from gardening.
As well as helping your parents (and hopefully getting some pocket money for your troubles), you could help neighbours, your parents' friends and other relations that live locally. Always be careful with any garden tools, as they are potentially dangerous and you should be supervised by an adult.
Your own parents are also a good source of Saturday jobs, as well as gardening and car washing, you could help with cleaning and tidying in the house and any other little jobs or errands they need doing. If you're taking on new jobs, don't forget to negotiate an increase in your weekly pocket money.
Do your parents have a business or are they self-employed? Then there may be some jobs that you could do, such as the filing or some administration or perhaps they need help on the computer - as a 14 year old you probably have more computer skills than your parents.
There are also plenty of other jobs for a 14 year old that you can do on a Saturday that are listed below, such as retail and hospitality jobs, plus working with animals.
At 14 you don't need to submit a CV when applying for a job, so you don't need to know anything about CV writing (yet) or about CV writing companies and you certainly won't need to employ any CV services.
Online jobs for 14 year olds
You'll find lots of online jobs for 14 year olds now, everything from blogging to app development, video creation to online surveys.
If you like writing and can produce interesting content / articles, then you could create a blog around a subject area that interests you - this could be literally anything, but it really needs to be a popular subject if you want to make any money. You could monetise your blog by placing online adverts or affiliate links on it.
Instead of creating your own online blog, you could write content for somebody else's website or blog. All you need to do is search for other people's websites or blogs based on what interests you. You can then drop them an email to see if they could use any help, it might help to include some original articles you've written that relate well to the content on their site / blog.
Do you like creating online videos for your friends? Do people comment how good they are or how funny they are? Then you should upload them to YouTube as you can get paid when someone watches the advert prior to your video through YouTube's revenue sharing opportunities.
Are you always on social media and consider yourself an expert, then why not offer your services to an online business that either wants to set up or build on its social media presence. Identify companies who target people your own age with their products or services - preferably something you are knowledgeable about. If they already have social media media accounts then see what they are currently doing and interact with them. If not, then contact them by email - note, smaller companies may be easier to reach and are more likely to need your help.
If you like buying and selling, then you could set up an online store. For example, you could start by selling other people's goods and services through an affiliate scheme or you could sell jewellery that you've designed and made yourself.
If you excel at graphic design, how about designing logos, flyers, adverts or even websites for companies. If you're good people won't care how old you are. Start by putting together a portfolio of your best work online on a blog or preferably your own website.
You can then find online jobs at the various freelance / design websites. It's a good idea to lurk on these sites before starting, to see whether you match the standard and to find out what to charge. The sites generally only pay you when the job is completed and they take a percentage of your fee once the job is successful concluded.
Have you ever thought about creating your own app? If you like programming and you've got a lot of good ideas for either fun or useful apps, then why not have a go at creating an app yourself. You can make money from your app by charging a fee for it, or through advertising or in-app purchases.
Online survey jobs for 14 year olds enable you to earn money from completing online surveys that may take 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Typically these are surveys run by market research companies for clients that sell products or services to 14 year olds and therefore need to canvass your opinion. Never give any company money for providing a list of companies that do online surveys.
When you're after online jobs for 14 year olds always tell your parents what you are up to. Remember that the same laws apply online that apply in the real world and if you make money online it's still subject to taxes.
Part time jobs for 14 year olds
There are numerous part time jobs for 14 year olds, we've already listed some above, such as the online jobs and Saturday jobs (delivering flyers, washing cars, gardening, and helping your parents).
Other part time jobs a 14 year old can do are listed and described below, which include paper rounds, retail and hospitality jobs, dog walking and pet sitting, babysitting, modelling, hairdressing, acting and cleaning.
Paper round jobs for 14 year olds
You're likely to find lots of paper round jobs for 14 year olds in your local area, unless you live in a very rural area.
Most newsagent are looking for paperboys and papergirls to deliver the morning daily newspapers. You'll therefore need to be able to get up early if you want a paper round job, as you'll need to deliver the morning paper before people have their breakfast - they want to read the newspaper at breakfast time.
If your parents won't let you deliver the morning paper or you don't like getting up early, then you can also deliver the afternoon and evening newspapers after school and at the weekends and in school holidays. You could also deliver paid and free local papers that are normally distributed once a week, typically on a Thursday or Friday.
Paper round jobs require you to be outside whatever the weather, so you'll still need to go out when it's raining, snowy or icy. If you don't turn up the newsagent may fire you, so if you are unable to do your paper round give them as much notice as possible.
To get paper round jobs for 14 year olds, all you need to do is go to the various local newsagents in your area. They may advertise for paperboys and papergirls in their window, but if they don't just ask them. Even if they don't have any vacancies at the moment, they probably will soon - paper boys / paper girls often don't stay long.
The rates of pay for paper round jobs are determined by the newsagent, but will vary from newsagent to newsagent, so ask any of your friends who are doing a paper round how much they get paid.
Summer jobs for 14 year olds
There are plenty of options if you're looking at summer jobs for 14 year olds. If you need to make some money over the summer, then take a look at the jobs listed above in the Saturday jobs section (gardening, car washing, jobs for your parents, etc) and also the online jobs section.
Over the summer, you could work in an office, perhaps utilising your IT or graphic design skills, or assisting with admin or other tasks. Offices tend to empty a bit in the school summer holidays when most people take time off, which may mean some offices are a bit short staffed.
You may be able to find office work through your parents (if they work in an office) or through family friends, neighbours or your school. The work can be paid or unpaid work experience, whichever it is, it will be your opportunity to obtain some 'real' experience in the workplace.
You may fancy summer camp jobs for 14 year olds and there certainly may be opportunities to help out at a local school, youth group or community centre run summer camp. As you are only 14 you aren't likely to get paid, but volunteering could be good for you if you want to be a babysitter or you are thinking about a career in childcare or education. If a summer camp job appeals to you, then look out for schools, youth groups or community centres advertising their summer camps and approach them directly.
Other summer jobs for 14 year olds that are described in more detail (below), include babysitting, modelling, dog walking, restaurants / hotels, cleaning, acting, retail, pet sitting and other animal jobs.
Babysitting jobs for 14 year olds
You probably won't find many babysitting jobs for 14 year olds advertised, but this is an age that you can actually start babysitting. Some parents may think that you are too young to look after their children.
If you are serious about babysitting jobs, then you really need to go on a babysitting course, such as the course that the Red Cross produces for teachers and youth groups. There should be a course in your area, so ask your teachers and check out the local youth groups. The babysitting course will teach you about nappy changing, fire safety, first aid and managing challenging situations - you'll get a certificate when you complete the course.
Having a babysitting certificate gives you proof that you are a qualified babysitter that should help you reassure parents that even at 14 you can baby-sit their children and that you are trained to handle any emergencies or other situations that might occur.
As we said before it may be difficult to find babysitting jobs for 14 year olds, so begin by babysitting for relatives, family friends or neighbours. It would be a good idea to ask one of your parents to supervise you initially and the parents you are babysitting for would feel more comfortable.
You need to make sure that you will be safe, so let your parents know where you are babysitting and who for. See if they can take you to the house of the parents you are babysitting for. Keep your mobile / cell phone with you at all times in case of emergencies and make sure you have the mobile / cell phone number of the parents of the children you are babysitting, so you can call them if you need to.
Weekend jobs for 14 year olds
There are lots and lots of weekend jobs for 14 year olds, check out our listing of Saturday jobs above (delivering flyers, washing cars, gardening, and helping your parents) and online jobs (also listed above).
Other weekend jobs (described below on this page), include cleaning, hospitality, dog walking, acting, babysitting, modelling, hairdressing, retail, and pet sitting.
Modelling jobs for 14 year olds
There are 1000's of modelling jobs for 14 year olds. If you've got the 'right look', then you'll do extremely well.
A word of caution though, make sure that any modelling agencies you sign-up with are legitimate. There are plenty of shady operators in this industry who'll take your money and give you nothing back.
If you're really keen to get into modelling, then ask friends and family who they'd recommend. As you're only 14, you should get your parents involved - they're likely to have to drive you around if you get any modelling work, so get them on side now.
Once you've identified some modelling agencies, you need to find out what other people are saying about them (ask around and check out what people are saying about them online). The most crucial thing to find out is "Have they found modelling jobs for 14 year olds?"
You can expect to pay the modelling agency a fee, which is used to pay for a photographer to take photographs of you for your portfolio, which the modelling agency will send to their clients.
Always get your parents to accompany you to meetings with the agency and ensure that they fully approve of any contracts that are drawn up. It's also good for your parents to accompany you to any modelling jobs you get.
Modelling jobs for 14 year olds could include a wide variety of different assignments, from modelling clothing to featuring in advertising promotions for products and services aimed at your age group or to appeal to families.
Dog walking jobs for 14 year olds
You shouldn't have any trouble finding dog walking jobs for 14 year olds, as so many people have dogs!
Dog owners don't always have as much time as they would like to walk their own dogs, which means that some owners are happy to pay someone else to walk their dog to ensure their dog stays fit and healthy.
Some owners would also prefer to hire a dog walker when they are away or on holiday, rather than put their dog in kennels, which can be stressful for the dog and expensive for the owner.
Dog walking jobs for 14 year olds are unlikely to be advertised, so if you're interested in this type of job, ask your friends, family, family friends and neighbours that have a dog if they'd like to employ you as their dog walker. Build up a good rapport with each owner and once you know them well ask if they know anyone else who could use your services.
Another option would be to approach the owner's of any dog walking business that are operating in your local area. It's quite possible that they could use you if they have a lot of clients or when they want to take a holiday themselves.
There are a number of ways to locate who is operating a dog walking business in your locality: check out Yellow Pages, local / regional newspapers, online and you may even see their van in your area. You can then contact them directly by telephone.
Volunteer jobs for 14 year olds
There are any number of volunteer jobs for 14 year olds. You won't get paid, but you'll get a lot of valuable experience instead.
If you want to work with children you could volunteer at your local youth group / club, with after school clubs or sports clubs (e.g. if you like football you could help with a team for younger children).
If you are interested in conservation, then you may find that there are local conservation projects that require volunteers.
Local and national charities always need all sorts of volunteers, as well as volunteers to work in charity shops.
In the UK the Prince's Trust offers young people of all ages a chance to volunteer and make a difference.
Hairdressing jobs for 14 year olds
You probably won't find any hairdressing jobs for 14 year olds, because hairdressers will consider you too young, but there may still be things you can do in a salon.
As a 14 year old the type of jobs you'll be doing at a hairdressers are sweeping up, making mugs of coffee and tea, and possibly even washing the clients' hair.
You can start training to become a hairdresser from the age of 14 onwards. You'll be trained in shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp, colouring, cutting and drying hair, etc.
To locate hairdressing jobs for 14 year olds, just go to your local hairdressing salons (especially the bigger salons) to see if they need any help - perhaps on days when the salon is busy such as a Saturday.
Waiter / Waitress jobs for 14 year olds
You may struggle to find waiter / waitress jobs for 14 year olds, as most employers prefer 16 year olds, as the law makes it difficult to employ someone who is 14. Typically in the UK, you can't work after 7pm on school days, and only 5 hours on a Saturday and 2 hours on a Sunday.
Most employers would rather employ someone older who can work more hours, plus if the establishment sells alcohol you won't be able to serve it. Your options are therefore quite limited, a coffee shop or cafe that needs help after school up to 7pm, 5 hours on a Saturday or 2 hours on a Sunday.
You can work longer hours in the school holidays, but waiter / waitressing jobs in the holidays are likely to be filled by students returning from university.
Finding waiter / waitressing jobs for 14 year olds may therefore be difficult until you are at least 16.
Restaurant jobs for 14 year olds
There won't be many restaurant jobs for 14 year olds, because again you are quite limited in the hours that you can work, as we saw above under waiter / waitress jobs. Other jobs in a restaurant include working in the kitchen and front-of-house jobs.
Acting jobs for 14 year olds
There are definitely opportunities for acting jobs for 14 year olds, which may include working in theatres, television or film. If you're a gifted actor / actress or you may just have a particular image that a director / producer wants, then there may be roles for you.
The first thing you'll need to do is find yourself a good agent who can put you in front of both producers and directors. The agent will put together a portfolio for you, which they may charge you for if they need to pay a professional photographer to take your photos. You won't have to pay for anything else, other than the portfolio, as the agent will take a cut of each job you do.
Make sure that your parents are comfortable with everything, especially the contract you have with the agent and ask your parents to go with you on your visits to the agent, plus any jobs you do.
After school jobs for 14 year olds
There are lots of after school jobs for 14 year olds, we've already listed some suitable jobs, such as delivering flyers / evening / local newspapers, online jobs, babysitting and dog walking.
Below you'll find other after school jobs, including farming, animals, cleaning, pet sitting and retail jobs.
Farm jobs for 14 year olds
You really need to live in the countryside to look for farm jobs for 14 year olds. A lot of farm jobs involve looking after livestock, such as feeding and mucking out chickens and pigs, as well as cows and sheep.
To get farm jobs for 14 year olds, you'll need to approach local farmers to see if they have any work going. The farmer has to ensure that you will be safe at all times and you'll need to work to agreed health and safety practices, such as not operating heavy machinery or even working near it.
Animal jobs for 14 year olds
You can expect to find lots of animal jobs for 14 year olds, such as dog walking and farm jobs (both covered above) and pet sitting and horse jobs (both covered separately below).
Another job to consider if you like cats or dogs, is to offer a washing and grooming service, as a lot of owner's aren't keen on doing this themselves. Family, family friends and neighbours who have cats or dogs would be a good place to start. If you do a good job for them, you could ask them to recommend you to other people they know.
Dog and cat washing and grooming salons are now being opened, either within an existing pet shop or in separate premises - if they are local, why not go in and ask them if they need any help.
Other opportunities to work with animals include zoos or animal sanctuaries, should there be any near where you live. You can start as a volunteer, which could lead to a job in the future if you are interested in working with animals.
To find animal jobs for 14 year olds, you will need to be very active, as these sort of jobs only go to people who are persistent and seek them out.
Cleaning jobs for 14 year olds
You may not find too many cleaning jobs for 14 year olds, as most employers will prefer somebody older (typically 16).
But, there is always the possibility that you can do some cleaning for your parents, other family members, family friends or even neighbours if you are a responsible 14 year old that adults trust.
Cleaning jobs for 14 year olds won't be advertised, so you'll have to approach people directly. There may be sweeping up at a hairdressers or cleaning / domestic work at offices, shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels.
Pet sitting jobs for 14 year olds
It's possible to find pet sitting jobs for 14 year olds if you're a responsible teenager that people trust. Dog and cat owner's will want to employ a pet sitter when they are away, if they don't want to put their dog in kennels or their cat in a cattery. Other pets aren't really catered for by commercial operations, so could be an option for you too.
In this role, you have to feed the pet and clean any litter trays / cages (depending on the nature of the pet). Typically, you'd be looking after a cat or dog, but other pets may also need looking after too.
If it's a cat, then you may need to let the cat out and back in, if it's a dog you'll have to exercise it a few times a day. You should agree with the owner what duties they expect you to perform and how much food and water their pet requires.
You could start with pet sitting for your family, family friends and neighbours. As you would normally be pet sitting in the owner's home, they would probably want your parents to oversee things and make them responsible for their keys and house.
As long as you do a good job, you can then ask the owner to recommend your services to other pet owners they know.
When you're looking for pet sitting jobs for 14 year olds, you could also try contacting any businesses that offer pet sitting services, as they may need some help.
Store / retail jobs for 14 year olds
There aren't that many store / retail jobs for 14 year olds. The only sort of jobs would be cleaning and tidying the store, and perhaps filling / stacking shelves.
As a 14 year old, you'll be considered just a bit too young to manage the till or to promote the store's products / services - you typically have to be 16 or over for these types of job (unless your parents own a shop).
To find out if they're any retail jobs for 14 year olds in your local area, you'll need to pop into the stores that are close to where you live and ask them if they have any jobs you could do.
Office jobs for 14 year olds
You can only really do office jobs for 14 year olds during the school holidays or as work experience (during term-time or in the school holiday, depending on what you and the employer need).
A lot of schools organise work experience for their pupils and it can give you a good idea about what it is like to work in a specific environment. You don't get paid during work experience, but you'll learn things that you just can't learn at school, plus if it's in a job that you are interested in doing in the future, it may help you decide whether it's a career you want to pursue.
To get paid work is more difficult, as you're at school when most offices are open, typically Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, although hours do vary quite a bit. There's only a couple of hours after school or during the school holidays when you could work at an office.
To find office jobs for 14 year olds, you could try smaller employers, especially if you have a valuable skill. For example, you might be a great graphic designer or have good IT skills or you might be a social media guru. Smaller employers may not have employees with these skills and you could therefore offer your services to them.
You'll need to be able to promote your own skills well to get a paying office job, as you'll need to find an employer yourself - ask literally everyone you know and put together a portfolio of your work (or a website or blog).
Perhaps your parents work in an office, if so ask they may be able to find something for you at their current employer.
Riding / horse jobs for 14 year olds
If you like horses, then you may want to think about riding / horse jobs for 14 year olds. There are a variety of jobs that you can do depending on the level of experience you have with horses.
For 14 year olds with little experience, you will initially be limited to mucking out, feeding and grooming horses, cleaning tack and the yard.
Experienced horse riders have far more options, in addition to the duties above, you could exercise other people's horses, assist the instructor with lessons and lead other less experienced riders.
You may not get paid initially, but instead receive free lessons and rides, but when you become more experienced, you should expect some financial recompense. Another way to get paid is through getting experience in braiding horses tails and manes for major shows - this pays well once you become an expert.
To locate riding / horse jobs for 14 year olds contact local riding stables and ask if they have any jobs they need doing. You could also try local tack or saddlery shops.
Game testing jobs for 14 year olds
You may fancy the sound of game testing jobs for 14 year olds, especially if you love playing games yourself.
But, these jobs are not really as glamorous as they sound - when you're testing games you're not their to enjoy yourself! You are there to find bugs and to see what works and what doesn't.
Games makers are looking for people with experience in game testing, so just being able to play a game won't qualify you for this job.
If you don't have any experience, then why not have a go at designing and testing your own game or app. You could also volunteer to test someone else's game or app.
To get the attention of game makers, you could create a blog or website where you post your own reviews of games / apps. If your blog / website is popular, you may be asked to review games by the manufacturers.
You could even make money from your blog / website by adding adverts or affiliate links to enable people to buy the games you review.
Photography jobs for 14 year olds
You probably didn't think of photography jobs for 14 year olds when you first thought about getting a job. But, if you're great at taking photographs, then perhaps you might want to consider it.
There are many different types of camera available on the market, from the camera you get in a smartphone to a dedicated digital SLR. You don't necessarily need an expensive camera, just one that takes good quality photos - it depends on what type of photos you want to take.
An easy way to make some cash (assuming you can take some good pictures) is to upload your best photographs to the stock photo sites. When somebody downloads and pays for one of your photographs you will be paid a commission.
Starting your own business
We have already listed a number of ways of starting your own business above, such as those listed under online jobs, plus photography, dog walking and pet sitting could all be turned into a business too.
You may also have other ideas yourself about a potential business venture, which could be an online or a real world business. You could design the next app to take the world by storm or buy or sell things, the choice is yours.
If you are thinking of starting a business at 14, you should still do the same things that someone older would do. You must do some research to find out that there is a market for your product or service. Producing a proper business plan is also a good idea.
Tell your parents what you are planning to do, you'll probably need their support and advice, especially if you need to set up a bank account.
Even though you are only 14 years old, you still need to make sure anything you do is legal and you may have to pay taxes, depending on the amount of money you make.
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