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There are many opportunities available to volunteer at the library. For those who believe in furthering education opportunities for all people and in preserving American history and culture, volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. The library operates throughout the year and is open to the public five days a week except on major holidays.

Internship Opportunities for Students

Being a volunteer is always a rewarding, enriching cultural experience and an opportunity to serve the community. In addition, volunteering at the be an opportunity for students to get school credit. The internship program offers many opportunities for practical experience in such areas as:

  • Education
  • Library Science
  • Political Science
  • Marketing
  • Museum Studies

Students who volunteer at the Jimmy Carter Library as part of the internship program will be obligated to work at least 135 hours in order to be considered a valid participant in the program. Internship positions are unpaid and working hours will be between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, when library is in operation.

Many Different Volunteer Options Exist

If you are interested in volunteering, there is a diverse list of offerings and programs. Depending on your own interests and specialties, you may be able to find a niche that will make your volunteer experience even more rewarding.

Do you have experience as a tour guide? Then you may be interested in volunteering to conduct tours of the library and museum. A typical tour will last from 60 to 90 minutes. Your tour group might include adults or a mix of adults and children. If you haven’t been a tour guide before but would like to volunteer, tour guide training is available in September of each year. Experienced tour guides can also participate in the library’s tour development program.

Are you a handyman? Your skills could be useful repairing a whole host of different things from shelving to oddball electrical outlets. There's really no limit to the number of things that can go wrong and need to be fixed.

Attention Scout Leaders and Scout Volunteers!

There are numerous opportunities to take part in Scout programs here. Scout leaders and Scout volunteers find volunteering at the Jimmy Carter Library to be a great opportunity to work with Scouts from all around the state and the region. Many Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops visit the library and museum every year. You can even help in developing Scout programs at the library as well as develop new tours and events.

There Are Plenty of Opportunities For Marketing and Research

Volunteering can be a great opportunity for students and professionals to develop skills in marketing and research. The library’s research room always needs support in archiving documents and with assisting scholars and others who are conducting research in the library.

Also, more research is being done every day as the library collects new information to add to the archives. The library’s website is always in need of updates and support. This is an opportunity to be connected with the government’s National Archives Department while serving the American public.

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