Baltimore is hiring teens to shovel snow in the winter

Posted at 6:37 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 08:22:45-04

It might still be summer, but Baltimore is making sure it has help this winter.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) started accepting applications Wednesday for its Youth Snow Program.

The program matches senior citizens and people with disabilities with teen workers who will clear snow during the winter months at their homes.

"Regardless of how much snow there is, They [teens] get $500 for the season," said BCDOT director Michelle Pourciau.

Students between the ages of 14 and 21 with can apply. Teens also need to maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, have a work permit, permission from a parent and regularly attend school.

Registration begins Sept. 5 for seniors and others who want the service.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 20.

To apply for the job or to request help, call 311 or (443) 263-2220. Applications can also be submitted by email to