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Support the Center for Puppetry Arts with your time! A wide range of volunteer opportunities is available. We welcome people 16 years of age and older with a variety of skills and backgrounds. We ask that all volunteer candidates are able to commit to a significant length of time, whether that be weekly or monthly and/or be available for special events and periodic needs.

Download the Volunteer Application Form, which is the first step to becoming a volunteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts! An orientation meeting with the volunteer coordinator is required, during which you will fill out a background check consent form, which must be processed before all volunteers begin their time here.

Group orientations occur periodically and you will hear from the Volunteer Coordinator once the orientation is scheduled, based on the Center schedule as well as the amount of applications received.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, November 11th; 3:30pm-4:30pm

How to become a CPA Volunteer:
  1. Download and complete the volunteer application to be sent to
  2. You will be contacted about the upcoming volunteer orientations.  Choose an orientation to attend
  3. Attend the orientation, pass the background check and pay the required $5.00 background check fee. 

Volunteer Qualifications:
  • You must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer without supervision;
  • You must be able to commit to a significant length of time, whether it be weekly or monthly, and/or be available for special events and periodic needs.  (We prefer a minimum of 40 hours a year.)
  • You must be able to pass a background check.
  • You must attend a volunteer orientation, which are scheduled monthly and pay an orientation fee of $5.00. 

Join us for a special volunteer event on
Sunday, October 26th, 2014!

Be a part of Center for Puppetry Art’s disco themed puppet cheer zone during the Atlanta 10 Miler and help earn money to support the Center’s programming. Enjoy music by a live DJ, disco themed decorations/costumes, noisemakers and - of course – puppets, while you cheer on the runners.

The Adopt-a-Marathon Mile is the Atlanta Track Club’s (ATC) neighborhood and nonprofit program supporting the Atlanta 10 Miler and 5 Miler. The mission of the program is to generate course support for the event, while giving back to Atlanta’s nonprofit organizations.

If the requirements are met on race day, the Center will receive a starting base donation of $1,000. Up to $5,000 can be earned for providing extra course support. All of the money earned will go to support Center programming. The event is for the entire family and is open to the public! If you or a volunteer organization you belong to would like to support this event please follow the instructions below.

Email Megan Montague at to sign up for the event. Please include your contact information for any interested participants. Groups and individuals welcome.

When: Sunday, October 26th


Volunteer of the Year

During the 2011-12 season, the Center recognized Christopher Fraker as our Volunteer of the Year. Christopher has been one of our most dedicated volunteers during this past year and has been a volunteer with us since May 2010. This year alone, he volunteered 132 hours, primarily by assisting our Museum and Production Departments with library and digital archiving. Christopher is a private art instructor and recently obtained his certificate for library and information sciences at Georgia Perimeter College. What he likes most about the Center is working with the staff and his favorite puppet is Alfred Jarry’s Pére Ubu.

Benefits of volunteering include:
  • Complimentary tickets to many performances and workshops
  • Complimentary Museum admission
  • 10% off Museum Store purchases
  • Invitation to annual holiday party
  • Research library available for personal research
  • Learn about puppetry from tours, workshops and lectures
  • Other incentives such as Appreciation Parties / Events based on number of hours volunteered and at discretion of volunteer coordinator.
Projects include:
  • Greeting visitors as they arrive
  • Giving tours of the Museum
  • Selling concessions at evening performances
  • Assisting with puppet making during Patron Parties
  • Preparing materials for Create-A-Puppet Workshops
  • Helping with mailings and other paperwork

Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions:
Museum Docent
Create-A-Puppet Workshops
Birthday Parties
Special Events
House Management
Click here for descriptions.

For other Volunteer opportunities please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Contact Us
Volunteer Coordinator
Megan Montague
Phone: 404.881.5108
Fax: 404.873.9907