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Student Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Working Papers:

Students between the ages of 14 and 18 years are eligible for working papers. The paperwork is available from the receptionist in the Main Office at GHS. 

  • In order to receive working papers for jobs in CT, students must present a birth certificate, current passport or driver’s license and the employer’s signature confirming a promise of employment. 
  • The Main Office of GHS is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm each week day during the school year.
  • For jobs in NY State, please see the Getting your Working Papers information posted by the NY State Department of Labor.  


Having a part-time job while in school or over the summer is a wonderful way to earn extra money, build a professional network and gain valuable job experience. Some common part-time jobs include childcare, tutoring, garden/yard work, pet care, sports instruction, lifeguards, computer support, retail services, sales associates, camp counselors, music instruction, and much more.
The GHS PTA sponsors student access to QuadJobs, an online job platform that connects students to flexible, part-time jobs.  Please visit the PTA Student Employment page for more information.  
All students must have a signed Parental Consent Form prior to accessing QuadJobs.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

Students are encouraged to volunteer their time to support favorite non-profits! Besides the chance to learn new skills and strengthen our community, junior year Civics course requires 5 hours of community service completed the semester the class is taken. The GHS chapter of the National Honor Society also requires service hours. (See National Honor Society for specifics.)

Local community service and volunteer opportunities list compiled by the Social Studies department.

One time volunteer opportunities

Documenting Service Hours for the National Honor Society

Documenting Service Hours that are not for National Honor Society 
It is up to each student to keep track of their hours.  A letter from the organization should include:

Name of Organization
Hours served (with dates)
Type of service performed
Supervisor name and an email address at which to contact them for verification
Supervisor signature

If the organization does not provide certificates or letters documenting service hours, students can use the Non National Honor Society Service Hours form.