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Adult Volunteer Program

Fernbank’s volunteer program is an opportunity for adults of all ages to be directly involved in museum operations, interpretation and more. Adult volunteers must commit to 50 hours of service annually. In order to be eligible, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, complete an application, attend a required orientation and training session and submit to a background check.

Complete an application today!

Have Questions? Check out Volunteer FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions. All other questions regarding volunteer opportunities should be directed to the Volunteer Program at or 404.929.6360.

Customer Service

Ensure that each guest feels welcome and has the best experience possible. In these roles, volunteers orient guests to the museum, check tickets and provide a friendly face to answer any questions.

Available Roles: Guest Engagement, Lobby Ambassador, Intercept Survey and Information Table.

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Exhibit Facilitation and Interpretation

Engaging and inspiring guests of all ages to learn about our exhibits and collections. Additional training is required for these opportunities.

Available Roles: A Walk Through Time in Georgia, Fantastic Forces and Interpretive Carts.

Program Assistant

Educating guests of all ages by assisting with our diverse educational programming.

Available Roles: STEAM Lab, On-Site Public Programs and On-Site School Programs.

Hands-on Experiences

These roles provide a more involved opportunity for our volunteers. Additional training may be required for these opportunities.

Available Roles: Forest Restoration and Live Animal Care.

Additional Opportunities

Additional opportunities for adult volunteers are available, including supporting educational programs, assisting with live animal care, facilitating special events, performing light office work and more.

Special Volunteering Opportunities

Community service volunteering opportunities are available. Please complete a community service volunteer application.

Group and corporate volunteering opportunities are available. Please reach out to us directly at or 404.929.6360 to organize a volunteering event.