In order to earn your A&P license you are required to have 4000hrs of experience before you can take the test. The only way to earn those hours is either working under a licensed mechanic, or in a school.Do you know if there are any regulations for that? Otherwise I have an airport nearby where maybe I can get hired for this type of stuff.
Talk to your local A&P and see if they're willing to take you on. The mechanic at my nearest airport and three or four interns/helpers working with him. I don't know if they were all paid or partially volunteers, but I heard he recently let them go for financial reasons.
When they were working, he would check over their work at various points in the process and did the more critical tasks himself.