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 more information, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com.

We are now accepting applications to the Youth Ambassador and Junior Interpreter youth volunteer programs!

Applications will be accepted until April 15th at 5:00pm. Both programs will function in a hybrid capacity, with most meetings being held virtually and some on-site volunteer experiences. If you have any questions, please email volunteerservices@atlantahistorycenter.com or jfirestone@atlantahistorycenter.com

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 historic houses, administration, guest services, curation, public history programs, and much more. The program is open to 9–12th grade students (ages 15–19). The program runs a full year from April to April. Students commit to one school year; a 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.

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.

Due to COVID, we will not have Junior Camp Counselors this summer and are not accepting applications.

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.

COVID-19. Update.

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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