Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program at the Atlanta History Center. We have many areas available for volunteers to work, from our special events to helping to maintain our beautiful gardens to leading tours through our historic houses and museum galleries. Please click on the Volunteer Opportunities Directory to see what we have to offer. If you are interested in our internship program, please view the details below:

Youth Volunteer Programs

Junior Interpreter Program

The Atlanta History Center introduces the Junior Interpreter Program! This program allows students in 6th through 12th grade to volunteer as first person interpreters in period costume at the Smith Family Farm.  To learn more about this fun program, check out our FAQ sheet.  If you have questions, need additional information or to request an application, please contact volunteering@atlantahistorycenter.com.


Junior Counselor Program

Have you aged out of traditional summer camps?  Do you need volunteer hours to fulfill high school requirements?  Are you great with kids and want something fun to do this summer that will help build your interpersonal skills, confidence, sense of responsibility, and your college application?  Being a Junior Counselor at the Atlanta History Center or the Margaret Mitchell House might be exactly what you’re looking for!

See what our past Junior Counselors have said about their experience:

“I truly enjoyed every minute of my time at the Atlanta History Center.  I love history (all periods) and working with children, so this job was a perfect fit for me.  I am very glad to know that there is a facility in my hometown dedicated to fostering a love of history!!  Maybe next summer, I can get an internship at the Atlanta History Center.  Thank you for everything.”

Junior Counselors are unpaid volunteers that assist the camp counselors and interns with teaching and supervising groups of up to 20 campers during week long, full day camps in June and July.  General duties include helping with student and classroom management, instruction, preparation for the day’s activities, and cleaning up.  Junior Counselors should have a great rapport with children.  Creativity, patience, flexibility, a sense of fun, and eagerness to learn are necessities.

Teens that are selected as Junior Counselors can choose to work one or more weeks assisting with history camp at the Atlanta History Center and/or creative writing camp at the Margaret Mitchell House.  There are a limited number of positions available.  Junior Counselors are required to attend one mandatory training session in May.

Atlanta History Center

Age Requirement:  14 or older

Hours:   8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Duties:  Throughout the day, Junior Counselors help kids age 4 to 11 with crafts and games, guide children through exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens, prepare snacks, help with any injuries or disciplinary issues, gather supplies, take camp photographs, and help kids that need extra attention.  A typical day’s lesson plan includes a gallery or grounds tour, craft projects, indoor or outdoor games and activities, experience with touchable artifacts, and journal writing.

Margaret Mitchell House

Age Requirement:  16 or older

Hours:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Duties:  Junior Counselors will help kids age 9 to 14 with creative games and group discussions, prepare snacks, help with any injuries or disciplinary issues, gather supplies, take camp photographs, as well as help kids individually with grammar, spelling, and story development.  Some MMH camps include field trips.  During those weeks, Junior Counselors help to guide kids on and off MARTA and throughout the field trip.

The application deadline is April 15th.