job and volunteer opportunities


Part time jobs and volunteer work are great ways for high school students to gain "real world" experience and develop important college and career readiness skills. The Career Center offers individual counseling and group workshops to help students who are seeking employment or volunteer work. (click here to see volunteer opportunities) Students will learn basic phone and e-mail etiquette, tips on finding a job and help with employment and volunteer applications.

NEW Volunteer Opportunity

The Farmington Public Library needs volunteers (grades 9-12) for the Teen Tech Mentor Program to help seniors with social media, smart phones and more... Visit the Library Information Desk for more information and to apply or e-mail

Resume Writing - Students can get help with their resumes in the School-to-Career office. Resumes are often required for students applying for internships and some part-time jobs.

Resume Template

Practice Interviews - Nervous about an upcoming job (or college) interview?

There is more to an interview than the questions, and to do well you have to be prepared. Did you know that you make a first impression the minute you meet?

  • What kind of impression do you give?
  • How will you dress? When will you arrive?
  • What will you do while you are waiting?
  • Do you have a good handshake?
  • What kinds of questions could you be asked, and how would you answer them?

The Career Center staff can give you sample interview questions and even conduct a mock interview to help you prepare.

Local Job Opportunities:

Local employment and volunteer opportunities are posted on the Career Center bulletin board outside room 161.

We encourage students to visit local businesses to inquire, in person, about job opportunities rather than submit online applications whenever possible.

Here is a partial listing of area employers who have hired FHS students within the last year:

  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Best Cleaners
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Francesca's
  • Highland Park Market
  • Lake Compounce
  • Marshalls
  • Mathnasium
  • Miss Porters School (pool)
  • Mt. Southington
  • Old Navy
  • PacSun
  • Shoprite
  • Ski Sundown - Job Fair - Oct. 10 (1PM -8PM) and Oct. 11 (4PM - 8PM)
  • Stop & Shop
  • Subway
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • YMCA
  • Yume

Working Papers - students under the age of 18 who obtain employment can get working papers from Mrs. Fraley or Mrs. Ohanesian in the Career Center. In order to receive working papers, students must show a promise of employment stating the name of the employer, job title, hours and a brief description of the job they have been hired for. This promise of employment must be on company letterhead and signed by an employer representative.