The Hershey Story is open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guests may purchase Museum Experience tickets online or in person.

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.



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.


  • 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
(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.  Youth accepted into the program must attend training on June 18 and 19 and commit to volunteering a minimum of 7 times this summer.

We are currently unable to accept new students into the program.  Please continue to check our website for updates.  Contact Susan Hetrick  at or 717-520-5587 with any questions.

Public Program Volunteer

Description: Assist guests during a variety of public program events. Activities include crafts, scavenger hunts, museum tours and more!

Days and Hours: 2-4 hours, mainly weekends
Frequency of Need: Varies
Minimum Age: 18

Contact Information:
Debbie DiNunzio
(717) 508-5958

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