Milton Hershey School alumni play a significant role in the lives of current students and fellow graduates. Through various alumni volunteer opportunities, MHS graduates come together to look at the MHS of yesterday, today and tomorrow—and reflect on the common thread all alumni share.
If you’re interested in giving back to MHS, browse the following alumni volunteer opportunities. To get involved in any of these programs, please email us at MHSAlum@mhs-pa.org.
We appreciate your commitment to the MHS mission and your efforts to preserve the Hersheys’ vision!
Alumni Volunteer Opportunities
|Spartan Ambassadors||Attend admissions events both on and off campus.||4-5 times per year.||Yes|
|Spartan Ambassadors||Contact or meet with parents/sponsors who are considering withdrawing their children from MHS.||As needed. Volunteers must complete training program.||No|
|Go R.E.D. Family Reading Night||An annual reading program for elementary students.||Annual– usually one night in Feb.||No|
|Career Day Speaker||Speak to students about career options and share your experience.||Annual– usually the same day as Alumni-Senior Fellowship Dinner||No|
|Classroom Speakers||Speak to students about career options, hobbies, or other topics to support classroom learning.||At the request of teachers.||No|
|Mentoring||Serve as a mentor to a recent MHS graduate living in your community or a student who is interested in your career field.||Dependent on nature of relationship between mentor and mentee.||No|
|Panel Discussions with Students||Participate as a panelist to talk with senior high school students about preparing for life after MHS. These discussions are held in small groups on campus.||At the request of various departments.||No|
Sign up for a volunteer opportunity by emailing us.
Journey of Our Lives Program
During the annual “Journey of Our Lives” alumni event, MHS seniors, Transitional Living staff, and alumni enjoy two days of meaningful interactions, experiential activities, and helpful presentations. As alumni, you are able to build connections with seniors who are preparing to graduate and join the unique network of MHS alumni.
The goals of the program include:
- Developing relationships with current seniors and exploring opportunities to support young graduates.
- Learning about ways alumni can enhance admission efforts.
- Engaging with seniors, answering their questions about life after MHS, and offering advice on reaching success.
- Participating in experiential activities and presentations that speak directly to MHS seniors who are preparing to graduate.
- Reconnecting with MHS and renewing your commitment to enhancing the Hersheys’ mission.
Milton Hershey School alumni share bonds that last a lifetime. If you want to learn more about our inspiring alumni network or want to find ways to get involved, browse the following Alumni Relations resources.