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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers fill a variety of roles at Fernbank, from greeting museum guests to assisting with forest restoration, and are essential to the success of the museum. We'd be excited to have you as part of our team!


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, distribute 3D glasses and provide a friendly face to answer any questions.

Available Roles: Greeter, 3D Theater Attendant, Lobby Liaison, WildWoods Greeter and Information Table.


Hands-on Experiences

These roles provide a more involved opportunity for both volunteers and guests. Help guests with crafts and learn about natural history and Fernbank Forest.

Available Roles: Forest Restoration, Imagination Station and Special Events.


Exhibit Facilitators

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

Available Roles: A Walk Through Time in Georgia, Reflections of Culture, Outdoor Interpreter and Discovery Carts.


Youth Volunteer Program

The Fernbank Ultimate Naturalist (FUN) program, is an opportunity for youth ages 13-17 to be directly involved in public events and education. FUN volunteers must commit to the program for a minimum of one year and provide a minimum of 45 hours of service to the museum. Learn more.

Questions regarding this program should be directed to the Education Department at 404.929.6342 or fun@fernbankmuseum.org.


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.


Get Involved

Adult volunteers must commit to one 4-hour shift per month or 48 hours of service annually. In order to be eligible, potential volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, complete an application, attend a required orientation and training session (dates to be determined), and submit to a background check. Download an application today!

Being a volunteer benefits you as well! In addition to joining the amazing Fernbank team, you'll receive complimentary admission to the museum and 3D movies, earn guest passes for hours of service, participate in on-going educational opportunities, and receive invitations to field trips, potlucks and an annual awards ceremony.

Questions regarding adult volunteer opportunities should be directed to the Volunteer Department at 404.929.6360 or volunteer@fernbankmuseum.org. Check out Volunteer FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions.

FUN youth volunteers must commit to the program for a minimum of one year and provide a minimum of 45 hours of service. The application process for 2019-2020 will open in February.

Questions regarding this program should be directed to the Education Department at fun@fernbankmuseum.org.


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