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 deserve our recognition.
In this photo, there are over 193 years of collective volunteer service to the Hershey History Center.
(Left to Right.) Jim Stough, Jan Hester, Aderia Giannotta, Susan Mittan, Ann Reigle, Fred Travitz, Laura Passuello, Carole Hite-Welch (former Librarian), Tom Longenecker, Ray Cameron.
(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.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Paula Steere at Volunteers@hersheyhistory.org or complete the Application Form below if you are interested in learning more about volunteering with us.
Ways to Get Involved
Museum volunteers keep the museum open and running smoothly each week working on reception, in the office, providing computer support, cleaning exhibits, building and grounds maintenance and more. Admin Volunteers: As HHC grows, so do our administrative needs.
Admin Volunteers: We have a variety of admin projects and positions, from a couple of hours a month to a couple of days a week. Good organization and basic computer skills are all you need! Training provided.
Project volunteers work on specific short and long term projects, usually at the museum but some can be done remotely from home. Scanning photographs, inventorying archives materials, database entry, oral history interviews and historical research are some examples.
Event volunteers work seasonally on in-house and external events such as our annual train show or Hershey Artfest. Volunteers help set up and clean up, greet visitors, register participants, direct traffic, stuff goody bags, make signs, to name a few.
History, museum studies, education, business, marketing, digital communications, information technology, graphic design, photography, engineering and more. We are looking for motivated interns for mutually beneficial projects. Students will have opportunities to develop career readiness, apply their subject knowledge in a professional setting and make meaningful contributions to our nonprofit organization. Email the Volunteer Coordinator describing your subject area and what you hope to gain through an internship at the Hershey History Center.
Archives Assistant Interns (in-person)
Collections Inventory Interns (in-person)
Shippensburg intern, Alex Torchio, conducting a condition assessment prior to digitizing a scapbook that documents the creation of St. Joan of Arc Church.