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Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.

These six words embody the Carter Center’s mission in a world where people live every day under difficult conditions caused by war, disease, famine, poverty, and oppression. Guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights, Carterstrives to alleviate this suffering through projects that prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Administrative Volunteers: As scheduled through the volunteer office, volunteers fulfill general responsibilities, primarily mailings, copying, filing, answering telephones, computer work, and basic research. Daily assignments provide volunteers with the opportunity to work with a variety of departments and programs. Remote work is sometimes a possibility.

Student Volunteers: Student volunteers are assigned a specific day and given a morning or afternoon work period. Student volunteers may be assigned to a specific project, or they may float between various projects and departments. Students must be at least 16 years old to volunteer; if they are under 18 years old, they need to submit a consent form signed by their parent or guardian. High school students are limited to administrative volunteering during the summer when they are not in school.

Special Events Volunteers: Volunteers work in the evenings and on weekends assisting at meetings, lectures, and parties, working with guests, providing information, as well as directions within the facility, and any assistance that will help their event run smoothly. Special events volunteers must be at least 21 years old.

Gardening volunteers: Volunteers work in the Center’s gardens, assisting our small landscape crew in maintaining about 37 acres of gardens. This work is done on the third Saturday morning of each month. Gardening volunteers must be at least 21 years old unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum Volunteers: The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum uses volunteers as museum greeters. They are tasked with greeting visitors to the museum, answering questions in the museum, and helping move visitors along at a reasonable pace. In general, assistants fill a three- to four-hour morning or afternoon shift, depending on the museum’s schedule.

Docents: Any of the above volunteers may take docent training, when offered, to become a trained tour guide, as a supplement to their regular volunteer assignment. Tour guides conduct a limited number of private tours of the Carter Center offices and/or the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

If you are interested in any of these six volunteer opportunities, please email the Volunteer Office at VolunteerOffice@cartercenter.org or call (404) 420-5104.

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