Interview & Hiring


Interview & Hiring

Each year Grow Binghamton receives nearly 100 applications for its mere 20 youth positions. Applying to Grow Binghamton can be a competitive process so having a detailed application helps you get offered an interview. Applying for our program is a great learning experience from filling out the application to interviewing. You should be proud of the hard work you’ve put into your application that has led you to an interview, and possibly even a job with Grow Binghamton!

2019 Interview Dates

You will be called by the end of April to schedule a time to interview with VINES.

Crew Leaders will have one-on-one interviews with staff. Interviews will begin in late April.

Crew Members participate in a group interview which runs from 3:30-5pm at VINES Offices which are located in the United Presbyterian Church (42 Chenango Street, Binghamton). You must attend the interview date you signed up for with staff.

If you can no longer make your time slot please call or text Kaitlyn at 607-323-3171 or email kaitlyn@vinesgardens.org.

Hiring Process

Applicants that are offered a job will be notified in May. Additionally, a few applicants will be wait-listed and should attend and fill out all the paperwork as well.

Due to multiple funding sources to provide employment to Binghamton teens the following steps and paperwork are required to complete your hiring paperwork. You can download all the documents needed below, pick up a copy at VINES office or request a packet be mailed home to you. Be sure to fill out all documents in blue or black ink and write legibly.

To review the document sent home at the interview, you may download it here.

  1. You MUST attend the BOCES Employment Program seminar
    1. Bring with you the following:
      – Social Security Card
      – Second Form of Identification: A Drivers License, State ID, School ID or Report Card (OR) Passport
      – Working Papers, if under 18 years old (can be obtained from your school)
      – A Parent/Guardian, if under 18 years old
  2. Complete VINES GB Hiring Packet by Friday May 18th. Submit to VINES’ offices at 42 Chenango Street
    1. Requires Parent/Guardian Signature
    2. Bring with you when you drop off (VINES will make photocopies of the following):
      – Social Security Card
      – Second Form of Identification: A Drivers License, State ID, School ID or Report Card (OR) Passport
      -Working Papers, if under 18 years old (obtained from your school)
      -Verification of Residency: Phone/Cable/Utility Bill or Driver’s License
      Youth must be City of Binghamton residents
      -Documentation of Parent/Guardian Income: Unemployment Payment, Social Services Budget, Pay Stub, W-2, or Social Security Income Form
        This will not impact eligibility but is required to be documented per program funding

Open Office Hours to Drop off Hiring Packet

There will be open office hours at VINES on Friday May 11 from 1:30 -4pm and Monday May 14th from 4-6pm where you can drop off your paperwork and VINES can make photocopies of your supporting documents. If you are requesting a mailed copy of the hiring packet, please do so before May 7th so there is time for it to get to you via mail.