Volunteer!

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.

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Support the Center for Puppetry Arts with your time!

 

Docent Information

The Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Docents are trained volunteers who help inspire our patrons to explore and discover the history and magic of puppetry through the puppets on display at the Center.

The Center’s Docents are adults of all ages, walks of life, and educational backgrounds who enjoy puppetry, learning new things, and sharing that knowledge with others. Docents greet museum guests, lead tours, assist with special events, and act as ambassadors of the Center.

If you're interested in becoming a Docent click here.

 

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

 

Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions:
  • Greeter
  • Museum Docent
  • Create-A-Puppet Workshops
  • Birthday Parties
  • Special Events
  • Administrative
  • House Management
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Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers help make the Center for Puppetry Arts Worlds of Puppetry museum come alive!

Summer Teen Volunteers are trained to interact with visitors of all ages, spending their time facilitating hands-on interpretive Pop-up Puppet Carts and working with families in the interactive museum exhibitions. Teens will also have the opportunity to make new friends and have access to behind-the-scenes Center experiences. Available only in the summer! Application deadline announced in Spring 2016.

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Center for Puppetry Arts Teen Volunteer.

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Adult Volunteers

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Center for Puppetry Arts Adult Volunteer.

Volunteer Orientation Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 11th - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, January 22nd - 2:00pm

Benefits of volunteering

Benefits for all volunteers:
-Support an active arts organization, directly benefiting children in Title 1 schools and Atlanta area children
-Opportunity to make new friends and meet people with shared interests
-Develop new skills and experience new outlooks
-Invitation to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party and Staff Holiday Party

Benefits acquired after first 20 hours of service each year: (must volunteer regularly)
-Complimentary performance tickets
-Free museum admission
-10% off in the Museum Shop
-The ability to attend exclusive work-shops and tours about puppetry

Benefits acquired after 40 hours of service:
-All of the above, plus special invitations to Patron Parties
-Ability to be Volunteer of the Year and receive tickets to our annual String Fling Gala

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.

Volunteer of the Year

              

       

             

Jane Schindler has been a Museum docent at the Center since 2013.  In those two years, her boundless enthusiasm, kind spirit and ever growing puppet collection (which join her on every shift) have delighted Center patrons and school children alike.  She is devoted to the art of puppetry and this devotion shows in every museum tour she gives, every sensory-friendly event where she volunteers, and every Explore Puppetry Series she attends.  Thank you, Jane, for your service to the Center and the over 200 volunteer hours of your time you have given!