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Volunteer Opportunities

The Columbus Museum posts all available volunteer positions on this web page. Please check here often for the latest volunteer opportunities. Volunteer applicants must be at least 15 years or older to apply.

A bounty of BENEFITS for Volunteers:

  • 20% discount on items purchased in the Museum Shop
  • Discounts on Museum classes, workshops, and programs
  • Training to perform assigned job with confidence
  • References for outside employment or scholarship applications
  • Regular updates on exhibitions and programs to ensure awareness of museum changes and events
  • Special volunteer recognition—The Muse, an annual luncheon for the adult volunteers, bus trip, and more!
  • Opportunity to explore new fields of interest and to renew old skills
  • Personal satisfaction of supporting a true community resource

View the Adult Volunteer Application or Student Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Orientation

Occurs Monthly

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please join our team at The Columbus Museum! We are always looking for energetic people with a passion for history and art. At the orientation, you will complete all the steps required for you to start volunteering. You must RSVP to attend the orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities


By providing Museum tours to visitors of all ages, Docents enable The Columbus Museum to more fully serve the community of the lower Chattahoochee Valley.

Docents Candidates participate in an eight-week training course that focuses on strategies to promote visitor engagement, activate critical and creative thinking, and provide an introduction to our permanent collection. They also enjoy annual luncheons, bus trips, and continuing education opportunities.

Interested in becoming a Docent at The Columbus Museum? Please submit an application or email Rachel Vogt at for more information.

Museum Gift Shop
(Museum hours with flexible shifts)
Duties: Shop volunteers deal daily with the Museum’s guests by providing them with excellent service. Volunteers are required to handle transactions, restock merchandise, and keep the Shop tidy.
Minimum age requirement: 16

Information Volunteer
(Museum hours with flexible shifts)
Duties: Volunteers will greet guests and assist with questions regarding the Museum, exhibitions, upcoming events, and more!
Minimum age requirement: 18

Other Opportunities may include:
Volunteering with different museum departments, such as Design, Curatorial, Development, Education or Marketing and Public Relations.

Please fill out the Adult Volunteer Application and return it to or send directly to the museum.