Meet our Volunteers

Our organization is operated almost entirely by our volunteer staff, and we are so appreciative and thankful! Their incredible dedication, time, and talents to preserve and promote the history of Derry Township and Hershey deserves our recognition. 

In this photo alone there are over 193 years of collective years of volunteer service to the History Center. 

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Pictured (from Left to Right are: 
1st row:
Jim Stough, Jan Hester, Aderia Giannotta, Susan Mittan Ann Reigle, Fred Travitz, Laura Passuello, Carole Hite-Welch (former Librarian), Tom Longenecker, Ray Cameron (Board president)

2nd row:
(seated) Marie Tennant, Shirley Morris, Dee Aurand, Janice Steily







Interested in volunteering at the History Center? 


Volunteers are a crucial and important part of HHC and we are always seeking individuals that are willing to work with the public, share their knowledge, their history, or put a skill to good use.



Social Media Volunteer: help publish our social media campaigns to help promote our events and programs.

Front Desk or Hospitality volunteer: work at the front desk assisting other volunteers in the gift shop operations and assist with administrative projects.  Reception volunteers are the first point of contact for museum visitors and instrumental to a positive visitor experience. Train Season is right around the corner and extra help allows us to stay open for extended hours!


Rental Coordinator

The Rental Coordinator volunteer is instrumental in helping us maximize the use of our newly renovated Barnyard venue for events and private rentals.  This extraordinary space promotes HHC in the community and brings in additional revenue to our nonprofit organization. Hours are flexible with the option to work from home. This position could be a job share.


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Paula Steere at or complete the Application Form below if you are interested in becoming part of our volunteer community.

Volunteer Application Form

Give us a hand & start making a difference