You don’t need experience, just an eagerness to learn and work.

TeenForce works with current and former foster youth ages 14 to 26 in Santa Clara County, CA.
(Exception:  We support any youth ages 16 to 24 from Gilroy and Morgan Hill.)

Applying for a Job is Easy

If you are a foster youth looking for work in Santa Clara County, TeenForce can likely help. Our organization matches current and former foster youth (ages 14-26) with full-time, part-time, and temporary jobs and internships. There is no charge to you for this service.

Step 1:

Complete your candidate application
The first thing you need to do is complete a candidate application. On the application, tell us about your hobbies, skills, and work preferences. That way we can match you up with a job opening where you’ll excel.

Step 2:

Talk to a TeenForce youth employment specialist
After you submit your application, one of our youth employment specialists will call you. Feel free to call us, too. Our office number is 408.827.3078. We can explain how TeenForce works, get a better sense of your skills, and chat about your goals.

Step 3:

Meet with us in person
Remember to bring a resume along to your TeenForce interview. If you need help creating your resume, use our resume preparation guide in the job tools section of this website. During your interview, we’ll give you suggestions on how you can make your resume even better.


"Teenforce helped me find a job when I couldn't seem to find anything. It was a great position with great hours. I was able to do different assignments and enjoyed every one of them. TeenForce supports youth power and voice. I know I can always count on Teenforce if I ever am in need of employment."


"TeenForce was able to help me get my foot in the door when I wasn't sure how. They built up my confidence for interviews along with improving my resume. I have been hired at three different jobs thanks to TeenForce because not only do they help with acquiring a job, but they help make sure everything begins smoothly."


"TeenForce has provided me with a variety of choices on how I should push towards my future. They also helped me prepare for job interviews."