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Volunteer Program

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The Hershey Entertainment Complex uses volunteer groups to assist with special staffing needs at various times throughout the year in the following departments.

Food & Beverage: Assist catering staff with special group meals; assist in restaurants with prep work, basic cooking, serving customers, processing transactions using a cashless point of sale system, and maintaining general cleanliness. Year-round shifts are available.

Ride Operations: Assist operators at major rides, operate easy-to-run rides, enforce height restrictions and other safety guidelines, and sweep and maintain general cleanliness of ride area. Must be able to lift approximately 25-30 lbs. several times a day.

Games: Assist in operating games and cashless gaming system. Most games must be accessed by climbing in and out of two to three feet counters.

Retail: Stocking and maintaining cleanliness of shops and selling items to guests.

Utility: Pick up trash in the Hersheypark midways and landscapes. Wash down asphalt concrete walkways with fire hose, empty trash cans, wash sponsorship cars, and assist in cleaning the Hersheypark and adjacent parking fields. Must be able to lift up to 30-40 lbs.

Parking Attendant: Assist in collecting parking fees and identifying parking passes as guests enter the Hershey Entertainment Complex. Organization Volunteers must be able to handle money and be comfortable processing cash transactions without the use of a calculator or cash register.

Guest Experience (Hersheypark and ZooAmerica Admissions): Greeting and welcoming guests to Hersheypark/ZooAmerica. Scanning various ticket types and season passes to ensure validity. Provide hand stamps to guests exiting and wishing to re-enter Hersheypark/ZooAmerica on the same day. Ensure that guests have proper hand stamp when returning. Volunteers must be able to work in outdoor locations at Hersheypark/ZooAmerica and stand for the majority of their shift.

ZooAmerica: Animal exhibit interpretation, hands-on learning tables, animal encounters, and assisting with special events such as Creatures Of The Night and Scout Days. Organization Volunteers will need to be comfortable speaking with guests.

Usher (Giant Center and Hersheypark Stadium): Checking guests tickets, showing guests to their ticketed seats and overseeing a section during an event. Organization Volunteers may also operate an elevator and maintain access control at various locations to ensure only those guests with proper tickets/credentials enter and exit. Organization Volunteers may also assist with guest surveys and distributing promotional material.

Special Events (Treatville during Hersheypark In The Dark): Set up, prepare and give out candy to guests as they walk through Treatville during our Halloween events. Organization Volunteers will also control the entry to the area and ensure that guests only come through one time per day.

**Standard Working Conditions for all Departments: Organization Volunteers must be able to stand for entire Volunteer Shift and Organization Volunteers must be able to bend, stoop, and walk. Must be able to volunteer in a variety of weather conditions; including, heat, cold, and inclement weather.