YES- Youth Employment Services

All year, we serve as a liaison between employers and youth in Ojai Valley. Local proprietors and residents may contact us with requests for long and short employment opportunities, and we provide 15-18 year old students with an array of work experience opportunities. Once the connection is established between the employer and the youth, we are no longer involved. Wages are distributed between employer and employee directly, we recommend higher than minimum wage.

Typical examples of successful work placements include:

  • Special event helpers- food servers, set up and clean up assistance, parking attendants
  • Home organization assistance- garage and house clean-up projects
  • Babysitting services for private parties
  • Yard work and clean-up projects
  • Weed abatement (no equipment provided)
  • Computer assistance for small businesses- mailing lists, word documents, excel sheets and advertising

Contact us at: if you are seeking help, and would like to extend the opportunity to local youth.

  • Kenzie and Gus

    MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration 2020, Youth planning meetings are happening now!

    Ojai youth are excited to host the 20th annual MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration in Libbey Park, on Monday January 20, 2020. We are proud and honored to support students serving on the MLK Day Committee. If you’re interested in joining the exceptional crew of students, you can find them meeting weekly on Wednesdays from 3-4P on Nordhoff HS campus. (Email us for exact location) To learn more about our past event, visit HERE!

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    OVYF is planning another great RIPPLES program, starting this Fall! Last year’s participants went rock climbing with Trails By Potter, hit up a slam poetry night at Da Poetry Lounge in West Hollywood, and created art with local Ojai artists. Read more on the RIPPLES page…


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    BLINC is a beloved OVYF program, ran weekly throughout the school year, that brings high school students together with a diverse and open group where the individual can express oneself and truly be heard. More on the BLINC page…