West County Community Services, in partnership with Sonoma County Human Services, offers educational and employment assistance to youth, aged 16 to 24, in West Sonoma County. Our programs have helped many at-risk youth find a path to selfsufficiency and self-esteem. Check out our youth events calendar, which includes a series of employment workshops in January and February.
West County Community Services, through the Youth Education and Employment Service (YEES) program, assists disadvantaged youth, ages 16 – 24, to make a successful transition to adulthood and to further education and employment opportunities. WCCS offers help with such issues as: career choices, job search, submitting applications, resume writing, developing reference lists, managing interviews, and work related skills. If more education or training is necessary, WCCS offers aid in applying to training schools and colleges. Opportunities for temporary work experience and volunteer service are provided to help prepare youth for full time employment. Check out our YEES Instagram feed.
Summer Jobs for Youth
West County Community Services and the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps provides youth and young adults with meaningful paid work experience:
- Working with and learning about the environment
- Getting an edge on your job search with valuable work experience
- Earning money while making your community a better place
- Working with motivated peers. West County Community Services can place you in a crew of your peers, pay you a fair wage, and even, thanks to a generous donor, provide you with your work-day lunches
Helping Young Adults to Independence
West County Community Services can assist youth and young adults in finding work and becoming independent:
- Helping you plan for the future and set goals
- Assisting you in your job search
- Helping you with your job applications, resumes, and interviews
- Helping you make career explorations
- Referring you, if you choose, to alternative education, GED, and vocational training
- Assisting you in applying to trade schools or colleges, obtaining financial aid, and housing
- Helping you learn independent living skills
- Linking you to supportive services
WCCS Director of Operations 707–823-1640 x 403
He Gives Back for the Help He Has Gotten.
Xochi informs the staff
“I want to work with people for people.”
For Sonoma County residents displaced by the fires and re-locating to West County, West County Community Services stands ready to provide the following support to our neighbors in need:
When Jonathan Galicia went to high school in Santa Rosa, he joined a group of classmates helping undocumented immigrant youth make their way in a potentially hostile environment. The friendships he made there inspired him to become a social worker.
Youth contribute to their community while completing environmental and conservation-related projects.
“Kids have a tuning fork inside them, and they are needing and wanting someone to strike the right note.” Christy
“We really want to help locally.” Safeway’s Joy Hayenga
She helps her clients see and experience what is possible.
Join our summer crew! Work outside, learn about the environment, contribute to your community,
and have fun while you earn money.