Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Holliston High School students for many years have participated in career and volunteer programs as a way to develop leadership skills while learning about various career areas. Involvement in these programs allows students to build knowledge and skills while learning about and giving back to the community in which they live.

Medical Explorer’s Post                                                                                                       Metrowest Medical Center                                                                                                           115 Lincoln St.                                                                                                                  Framingham, MA.

Held every other Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Open House, Kickoff: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7pm-8pm

Want to watch a surgery or use advanced medical imaging equipment? What about health care management? These are the kinds of things that you could be doing in the Healthcare Careers Explorers Post each month.

This youth led Explorers Post, sponsored by the Metrowest Medical Center, provides an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills, while making decisions about what you want to do with the Post. Each meeting students will engage in fun hands-on activities with  trained professionals.  The group will meet twice a month and develop the activities for the meetings around hands-on health care programs. See Mrs. Stone in Guidance for details.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to pre-register?  No, you are welcome to just show up at the meeting time.

Do my parents need to attend?  Parents are encouraged to attend, but do not have to attend.

Will this cost me any money?  Although Metrowest Medical Center is sponsoring the program, there is a $25 dues fee for the year. If there is a problem with the fee and you are truly interested, please discuss that with us.

What if I can’t handle the sight of blood?  There are many health care careers that do not include blood. You are encouraged to participate in those things with which you feel comfortable.

Foundation for Metrowest                                                                                               Youth Action Council                                                                                                                   3 Elliot Street                                                                                                                      Natick, MA 01760

Are you interested in learning how to effectively make a difference? 

The Youth Action Council (YAC), organized by Foundation for Metrowest, will teach you about the needs of the Metrowest community and how nonprofit organizations help our community.  As a member of YAC, you would be trusted with awarding $10,000 in grants to Metrowest nonprofit organizations serving children and youth.

 Here is how it works:

Training: Learn about:

  • The needs of our community;
  • What a nonprofit organization is;
  • How to evaluate a nonprofit for funding;
  • Working with others to make a difference.
  • Fundraising strategies

Fundraising: As a group, YAC members will collectively raise $1,000 towards the $10,000 grantmaking budget.  The remaining funds are provided by Foundation for Metrowest.

Grantmaking: After training, YAC members will evaluate requests for grants that support local programs serving children and youth. You will visit the organizations applying for funding and, as a group, decide which ones you wish to fund.  Members will then present the grant recommendations to the Crossroads Distribution Committee.

BOSTON COLLEGE (BC) Splash “Education for Students by Students” –Sunday, November 4, 2012

On Sunday, November 4th, high school students invade the BC campus and take classes taught by BC students. The course offerings are extensive. Students may register by going to and clicking on the LEARN button. Go ahead, check it out and see what it is like to be a college student for a day! Further information on this event can be found in the high school guidance office.

  • Cost-free
  • Choose from over 150 courses
  • Rare opportunity for high school students to be immersed in the college environment
  • Experience college life in a way that is not available on a normal campus tour