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.


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 $7.50 background check fee.


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

Adult Volunteers

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

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


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 $7.50.

Volunteer of the Year

The Center for Puppetry Arts would also like to thank the 2018 Volunteers of the Year, Brad Ayres and Ray the Chicken for their outstanding service.

Brad became a volunteer in 2017, graduated the 9-week Docent class in March 2017, and was named Rookie of the Year in October 2017. Brad has contributed nearly 200 hours of service to the Center, and has helped as a Museum Docent and with many special events such as String Fling and the Ghastly Ghathering.

Brad always brings a bag of puppets with him when he comes to volunteer, which is how the staff and the patrons of the Center have grown to know and love Ray the Chicken!  Needless to say, Brad and Ray have certainly strengthened the mission of the Center for Puppetry Arts and we are proud to have them as a part of our family.

Thank you Brad & Ray!