Need a Holiday Gig? 8 Perfect Part-Time Jobs for Students

The winter holidays are the perfect time for students to search for a part-time gig. Check out some of these fun part-time job opportunities!

Students: it's not too late to get a holiday gig!

The winter holidays are the perfect time for students to search for a part-time gig. From retailers and pop-up boutiques to restaurants and sharing economy jobs, there are plenty of opportunities to earn some extra money.  

Pick up a seasonal gig

Check sites like to find seasonal opportunities with retailers in your area.

Penguin working


Love animals? 

Dog sit or walk in your spare time. You could earn up to $1,000 a month by spending quality time with a furry friend through services like


Dog sitting


Tutor in your free time

You can find online tutoring opportunities at Their service is available 24/7, and you can create a schedule that works best for you, working as few as five hours a week to nearly full time.

Simpsons tutoring


Promote a favorite brand

Major companies hire students to promote their brand on college campuses. Check to earn rewards as a brand ambassador.



Become a rideshare driver 

Shuttle other students for Uber or Lyft, run deliveries for takeout services like UberEats, or deliver groceries via Shipt. You can even deliver dry cleaning through



Pick up a waitressing or hosting job

Restaurants often beef up their staff during the busy holiday shopping rush. Look near busy shopping centers and malls for opportunities.



Enjoy some baby time

Parents are usually in need of extra babysitting services during the busy holiday party season. You can find jobs through or, making around $15 per hour on average.



Dress up like Santa Claus

Sites like can help you find Santa impersonator opportunities in your area, paying anywhere from $12–$50 per hour.

Simpsons Santa


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About Andrea Woroch

Andrea is a nationally recognized consumer and money-saving expert. She has appeared on dozens of television shows and channels, including Today20/20, Marie, Home & Family, Dateline NBC, Fox News, and many more. She's also been published in everything from The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, and others. 


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