Volunteer

Help us make history by volunteering.

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:

For questions, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com.

The application period for our Junior Interpreter and Youth Ambassador programs will open in February, 2023 for the 2023—2024 program.

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 in helping Atlanta History Center and engaging their community. Youth Ambassadors will gain experience in administration, guest services, curation, public history programs, and much more. The program is open to 9–12th grade students (ages 15–19). 

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.

Summer Camp. Junior Counselors.

The application period for our Junior Interpreter and Youth Ambassador programs will open in February, 2023 for the 2023—2024 program.

Our 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.

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