Atlanta History Center has many areas available for volunteers to work with the public or behind-the-scenes, from special events to maintaining beautiful gardens to helping lead tours through our historic houses and exhibitions. If you are interested in our volunteer program, please view the details below:

Volunteer Application
Volunteer Manual
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Log-in

For more information, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com or view our FAQs.

Youth Volunteer Programs

Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassador Program is a unique "education through service" program designed to attract a dynamic service-oriented group of young people who have an interest not only in helping the Atlanta History Center, but also engaging their community. Youth Ambassadors will gain experience in historic houses, administration, guest services, curation, public history programs, and much more. The program is open to 9th to 12th grade students (age 15 – 19). The program runs a full year from April to April. Students commit to one school year minimum of 50 volunteer hours through community outreach opportunities and AHC events. The mission of the Youth Ambassadors is to connect people, culture, and history by expanding historical knowledge, promoting discussion, and engaging Atlanta’s youth.

If you have questions, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com.

Youth Ambassador Manual
Youth Ambassador Application

Junior Interpreters

Junior Interpreters assist with the implementation of living history interpretation and related activities during daily operations and programs at the historic houses. Junior Interpreters should be comfortable with public speaking, interacting with the public, be outgoing, flexible, and eager to learn. During May through September, the Junior Interpreters spend two days a month at the historic houses and present informative content to varied audiences using interpretive techniques that they will be trained. During the months of October through March, Junior Interpreters spend one day a month at the historic houses and also commit time to a research project on a historical topic of their choice. Throughout this time Junior Interpreters are taught best research practices and presentation methods. There is a final presentation date at the end of March for Junior Interpreters to share their research with staff, friends, and family.

If you have questions, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com.

Junior Interpreter Manual
Junior Interpreter Application

Summer Camp Junior Counselors

Atlanta History Center’s Summer Camp Junior Counselor program gives students, ages 13-18, the opportunity to assist experienced camp counselors with our History Camps at our main campus in Buckhead. This program also allows students, ages 16-18, the opportunity to assist experienced camp counselors with our Writing Camps at our Midtown campus. Students will help with day-to-day operations, including preparing snacks, setting up activities, and assisting with games, and have a chance to work with Atlanta History Center’s education staff to create a fun environment for young campers.

If you have questions, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com.

Summer Camp Junior Counselor Application

All volunteer opportunities are currently remote in nature. This includes our youth volunteer programs (Youth Ambassadors, Junior Interpreters) and our adult volunteer program. We will slowly begin to incorporate on-site volunteerism back into our offerings as they become safe and the volunteers feel comfortable doing so. We understand these times are unprecedented are dedicated to being flexible to ensure volunteers have the bet experience possible. If you have any additional questions about volunteerism (youth or adult) amid COVID, please feel free to reach out and we will gladly assist: jhogan-yarbro@atlantahistorycenter.com

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