BOSTON – As the summer fast approaches, State Senator Nick Collins and State Representative David Biele would like to remind their constituents that summer jobs are in season.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is accepting applications for seasonal jobs. The Department recruits for positions such as lifeguards, rangers, park interpreters, supervisors, forestry assistants, buildings and ground maintenance workers, and office assistants, and more.

Short-term seasonal employment opportunities are available at various locations throughout Massachusetts. For a list of available positions and information on how to apply visit the MassCareers website at:

For over 45 years, Action for Boston Development (ABCD) has offered summer jobs with financial support from the State through their SummerWorks program, which provides over 5,000 Boston youth jobs at more than 500 partner worksites throughout Boston.

Youth ages 14 to 21 are eligible for the SummerWorks program. Applications and additional information can be found at:

“We are heading into the summer season and that means summer jobs opportunities are available,” said Senator Nick Collins. “It is important that the Boston youth get out outside and take advantage of these great opportunities. That is why each year I prioritize summer jobs in state budget through organizations like the DCR and SummerWorks.”

“In addition to providing employment opportunities, these summer job programs are important in youth development and growth, teaching the importance of teamwork and discipline, while allowing youth to explore different areas of interest,” said Rep. Biele. “I’m proud to support these programs which invest in our youth and encourage anyone interested to seek out more information and apply.”