July 19, 2023

It’s summertime! A great time for youth to visit places, spend time with friends and family, plan fun activities or earn some extra money. While many have plans to enjoy their vacation time, some may be looking for ways to use summer vacation to gain experience as a youth. Here are many ways you can gain new experiences as a youth during your summer break.  


Volunteer work allows you to interact with new people from diverse backgrounds, gain new skills and add work experience to your resume. There are many organizations offering volunteering opportunities that you can benefit from. Volunteering also builds your network and enhances your communication skills which can be helpful in the future.

Learning New Skills

One way to use summer vacation to gain experience as a youth is to learn new skills. You can find a short course or research online learning sites. Depending upon what you may be interested in, there are plenty of free courses available online. These courses can help enhance your knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest technology and trends.

Language Learning

Knowing multiple languages is always a huge asset. You can spend your summer learning a new language or improving your ability to communicate in a language you already know. Communication is always a valuable skill in a work environment. Spending your summer learning a new language can prove beneficial in the coming times.  


No matter what you’re studying, you can always gain professional experience through freelance work. Take advantage of any hobbies you have by pursuing paid or unpaid freelancing work. Suppose you’re interested in photography, graphic design or writing. Freelancing can help you develop these skills further while gaining experience within those industries.


Whether you are interested in a career in education or want to improve your subject matter skills, tutoring can provide a great experience to add to your resume.

Finding a Summer Job

Summer internships can help you gain some hands-on experience in the field of your choice. Many organizations offer summer jobs to gain professional experience and prepare you for employment.

Summertime is your time to learn new skills and gain work experience, which can be useful in your future career. Summertime work experience not only helps you gain self-confidence and makes you independent but also gives you the competitive edge you need to get more and better jobs in the future. Summer should be enjoyed, but it should also be valued for the opportunity it provides youth to explore new career paths.

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