An interesting volunteer opportunity, in line with this blog’s commitment with actually doing the most good and not just feeling like you’re doing the most good:
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts [and other Hershey complexes] offers [sic] a wide selection of job tasks [sic] that need to be completed during times of the season when our staffing is not up to its full potential. Typically those times of the year are mid-April weekends through Memorial Day, and mid-August through the end of September. Select groups will be asked to work needed shifts for our shoulder season events… After a group’s shift is completed, a check will be made out to the non-profit organization within one month of the completed shift.
Each volunteer will receive $5.85 per hour – and a voucher for free admission – and training will be given. I’m guessing there’s some mistake here:
We only have two requirements:
- All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
- All volunteers must represent a non-profit organization
- All volunteers must reside in the state of Pennsylvania
But certainly if you have to be a resident of Pennsylvania that’s a bit of a damper.
Presumably Hershey is getting some major tax benefits as well as dealing with some gaps in their employment and you have to wonder if a lot of other corporations with similar low-skilled needs couldn’t take advantage of these tax advantages at the same time.