Become a Volunteer

Support the Center for Puppetry Arts with Your Time and Talent

Volunteering at the Center for Puppetry Arts is a way to discover the art of puppetry and help facilitate similar discoveries for our patrons! If you are interested in helping with educational programming and puppet-related special events, consider becoming a volunteer! We welcome individuals 16 years and older from all different backgrounds and skillsets to join our team.

How to Apply:

**We are not currently accepting new volunteers. Stay tuned!** First, complete the volunteer application by clicking the link below. After applying, you will be contacted to schedule an orientation and background check.

How You Can Help

Volunteer Opportunities

Workshops

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ Volunteer

Volunteers will work in the Education Department, assisting with material preparation as well as helping the instructors with the students and patrons in the educational puppet workshops.

Responsibilities:

  • “Stack” and cut pieces for puppet kits
  • Make to-go puppet workshop kits
  • Assist families in assembling puppets in daily workshops
  • Help instructors keep education rooms clean
  • Assist with other educational duties as decided by education staff

Events

Special Event Attendant

Volunteers will assist with special events, generally held in the evening.  These events include three patron parties a year, weddings, evening performances of our Adult/Teen Series and our film series.  Jobs vary for the special events but may include the following:  greeting patrons as they arrive, assisting with house management of the shows, serving drinks, working as a Create-A-Puppet volunteer and the set-up/clean-up before and after the event. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greeting patrons.
  • Assisting with house management.
  • Serving drink and assisting with concessions (must be over 21 years of age.)
  • Assist patrons in the Create-a-Puppet workshop
  • Set-up and clean-up for the event

Qualifications for Volunteers

To ensure that everyone who visits Center of Puppetry Arts has an excellent experience, we ensure that all of our volunteers meet the following qualifications:
16 Years or Older
You must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer without supervision. This ensures greater volunteer and visitor safety.
Regular Volunteering
You must commit to significant time weekly or monthly, and/or be available for special events and periodic needs. (Minimum of 40 hours a year preferred.)
Attend Orientation
You must attend a volunteer orientation, which are scheduled monthly and pay an orientation fee of $7.50 which covers your background check.
Background Check
You must be able to undergo and pass a background check. This ensures the safety of the children, schools and everyone else that visits the center.

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
-Ability to attend exclusive workshops and tours about puppetry

Benefits acquired after 40 hours of service:

-All of the above, plus special invitations to Patron Parties

  • Complete the form below or call 404-873-3391 to contact our Ticket Sales Office for this program. You should expect to be contacted by our Ticket Sales Office within 48 hours. Thank you!