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Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni play an important role in helping to be good stewards of Mr. and Mrs. Hershey’s gift. By getting involved and assisting current students and recent graduates, your efforts will support the mission of our founders for years to come. MHS relies on volunteers for educational support, career support, and advocacy programs.

Career Support Opportunities

Career Panel - Military

Share your own career experiences to help current MHS students explore career paths. You can connect with students in many ways—in-person mentoring relationship, phone calls, online video chats, and more.

Current career-related volunteer opportunities include:

  • Alumni Panel Discussion Participants
  • Campus Champion (support to young alumni in college, and apprenticeships)
  • Classroom speakers
  • Career Exploration Expo participants
  • Internship providers
  • Job shadowing hosts
  • Mock interviewers
  • Regional Young Alumni Mentor
  • Resume critique volunteers

Frequency:

Various

Clearances:

Required

 

Educational Support Opportunities 

Community Day Volunteer

Community Day Service Project Civil War Museum 2017 Service project

Spend time doing a community service project with students and houseparents from a specific student home as they kick off the school year during MHS Community Day. The types of projects vary by division and home.

Frequency:

2 hours on a weekend in early August

Clearances:

Not required

Classroom Speaker

Classroom speaker_Kim Elenberg

Speak to students about career options, hobbies or other topics to support classroom learning.

Frequency:

One-hour commitment, any time during the school year

Clearances:

Not required

Girls Grace Program Volunteer

Volunteer to participate as a panelist with other alumnae, assist with a group activity or help with programing for this 12-hour overnight program just for high school girls.

Alumnae volunteers are responsible for their transportation or lodging expenses.

Frequency:

One night per year (2 hours or all night)

Clearances:

Depends on level of involvement.

Go R.E.D. Family Reading Night

To celebrate reading and build connections with young Spartans, volunteer to read to elementary students during the Go R.E.D. Family Reading Night. The campus-wide program ensures MHS students have access to quality books, so they can develop a consistent reading routine and a genuine love for books. Nearly 40 alumni participate in this event each year. 

Frequency:

One-hour commitment, any time during the school year

Clearances:

Not required

 

Transitional Living Program Volunteer

Transitional Living

Attend meeting with members of the senior class to talk about life skills or preparing for life after MHS in general. These programs will likely be held in small-group settings.

Frequency:

Evenings and Sundays throughout the year

Clearances:

Not required

Speaker for Home Life Staff

Houseparent Training

Attend a houseparent meeting or other staff training program to talk about your experience as a student and the impact houseparents and other staff have in supporting student success.

Frequency:

Throughout the year, 1-2 hours usually during business hours

Clearances:

Not required

Panel Discussion Participant

Panel Discussion MHS

Alumni share their experiences as panelists with groups of students pertaining to a specific topic, such as how to prepare for the military.

Frequency:

Throughout the year, 1-2 hours usually during business hours

Clearances:

Not required

Assembly Speaker

Assembly Speaker

Speak to students, staff and guests about a specific topic. Examples of these opportunities include Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Senior Pinning Ceremony and Chapel Service.

Frequency:

Early morning on a weekday, sometimes on weekends

Clearances:

Not required

Advocacy Volunteer Opportunities 

Horace Flynn Enrollment Day

Current career-related volunteer opportunities include:

  • Enrollment Day Volunteer
  • Liaison to Parent/Sponsors Struggling with Homesickness or Guilt
  • On-Campus Volunteer for Prospective Family Event
  • Prospective Family Event Speaker
  • Prospective Family Event Host
  • Congratulation Calls to Newly Accepted Students
  • Referral Source for MHS Job Candidates
  • Referral Source for Prospective Students

Attend prospective family events or a promotional event at a location near you. Some training may be required.

Frequency:

Various times throughout the year for about 3 hours

Clearances:

Not required

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