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Support the Center for Puppetry Arts with your time! 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.

Download the Volunteer Application Form, which is the first step to becoming a volunteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts! An orientation meeting with the volunteer coordinator is required, during which you will fill out a background check consent form, which must be processed before all volunteers begin their time here.

Group orientations occur periodically and you will hear from the Volunteer Coordinator once the orientation is scheduled, based on the Center schedule as well as the amount of applications received.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, December 16th from 4:00pm-5:00pm

How to become a CPA Volunteer:
  1. Download and complete the volunteer application to be sent to
  2. You will be contacted about the upcoming volunteer orientations.  Choose an orientation to attend.
  3. Attend the orientation, pass the background check and pay the required $5.00 background check fee. 

Volunteer Qualifications:
  • 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 $5.00. 


Volunteers of the Year

Bobby and Elizabeth came to the Center in February 2013 as best friends looking for a place to give their time and talents. Since that day, they have given a combined 310 hours of service to the Center and become a vibrant part of our volunteer family. Their energy, positive attitude and passion for supporting the arts has made an impression on everyone they meet and is truly an inspiring example of what a volunteer should be. In the last few months, they have both become employees at the Center as members of the education and ticket office departments.

Benefits of volunteering include:
  • Complimentary tickets to many performances and workshops
  • Complimentary Museum admission
  • 10% off Museum Store purchases
  • Invitation to annual holiday party
  • Research library available for personal research
  • Learn about puppetry from tours, workshops and lectures
  • Other incentives such as Appreciation Parties / Events based on number of hours volunteered and at discretion of volunteer coordinator.
Projects include:
  • Greeting visitors as they arrive
  • Giving tours of the Museum
  • Selling concessions at evening performances
  • Assisting with puppet making during Patron Parties
  • Preparing materials for Create-A-Puppet Workshops
  • Helping with mailings and other paperwork

Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions:
Museum Docent
Create-A-Puppet Workshops
Birthday Parties
Special Events
House Management
Click here for descriptions.

For other Volunteer opportunities please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Contact Us
Volunteer Coordinator
Megan Montague
Phone: 404.881.5108
Fax: 404.873.9907