Our volunteer opportunities benefit the community of Hershey, PA as well as those who offer their time.

Volunteer work can be an enriching experience. The Hershey Story relies heavily on the help of volunteers who are asked to assist with a variety of tasks working with the public or behind the scenes. Please consider lending us your special skill or simply sharing your knowledge and memories with others! It’s a great way to give back to Mr. Hershey’s community.

Docent

Description: Do you love history and children? This is an exciting opportunity to assist staff with school tours in the Museum Experience and Chocolate Lab. You may also take part in special school events such as Junior Achievement and Homeschool Days.

Duties:

  • General – greet schools, assist with group flow, monitor lunch sessions
  • Chocolate Lab – monitor and replenish supplies, assist students in activity, assist with curriculum lesson
  • Museum Experience – assist students with EduQuests by giving direction, instructing in use of interactives, involving students through question and answer opportunities

Days and Hours: 3 hours per day on weekdays
Frequency of Need: Once a week during the school year
Minimum Age: 18

Contact Information:
Debbie DiNunzio
DDiNunzio@hersheystory.org
(717) 508-5958

Chocolate Lab Volunteer

Description: A one-of-a-kind opportunity to to learn more about chocolate and share your knowledge with others! Assist with family and adult classes in the Chocolate Lab.

Duties:

  • Prepare supplies, monitor equipment, package class products for retrieval, and clean work stations Take tickets, hand out supplies and provide small group guidance during classes
  • Using a prepared script, provide class instruction for groups of 30 children, families, or adults
  • Interact with the public at the Chocolate Lab cart

Days and Hours: Weekday mornings and weekends during the school year; anytime between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. during the summer; 3 hours per shift
Minimum Age: 18

Contact Information:
Debbie DiNunzio
DDiNunzio@hersheystory.org
(717) 508-5958

Museum Experience Volunteer

Description: Share the unique history of Hershey with guests in the museum exhibit areas.

Duties:

  • Assist guests with exhibit interactives
  • Interact with guests participating in the “Apprentice Program “
  • Answer questions relating to The Hershey Story and exhibit content

Days and Hours: 2-4 hour shifts, any day of the week year round
Minimum Age: 16

Contact Information:
Debbie DiNunzio
DDiNunzio@hersheystory.org
(717) 508-5958

Visitor Experience Volunteer

Description: Provide a hearty welcome to visitors to The Hershey Story. Visitor Experience Volunteers are needed to man the museum’s admissions desk and other entrance areas.

Duties:

  • Accept tickets from guests before they enter the Museum Experience or the Special Exhibit Gallery
  • Assist guests in planning their visit to the Hershey Story or other Hershey attractions

Days and Hours: 2-4 hour shifts, any day of the week year round
Minimum Age: 16

Contact Information:
Debbie DiNunzio
DDiNunzio@hersheystory.org
(717) 508-5958

Past Master (youth volunteer)

Description: Spend your summer doing something worthwhile and gain valuable pre-job experience! Apply for The Hershey Story’s popular “Past Master” program. Past Masters are volunteers ages 12 to 15 who provide assistance and special activities for summer visitors.

Past Masters applications for summer 2015 are no longer being accepted.

Contact Information:
Lois Miklas (717.520.5587)
lmiklas@hersheystory.org
63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

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