The UGA Special Collections Libraries offer opportunities for volunteers and interns throughout the year via the Docent Program and the Archival Internship Program. Please read about the programs below and contact the personnel listed with any questions. We appreciate your interest in the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries.
The Special Collections Building docent corps is a specially trained group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visiting groups, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to highlight permanent parts of the gallery space, as well as rotating exhibitions.
Participation in the Docent Program requires a substantial commitment of time and energy on the part of volunteers, but it tremendously rewarding. A ten week training program provides an opportunity for docents to meet curators, archivists, and other special collections staff, learn a great deal about the collections and teaching techniques, and become familiar with the full workings of the building. Follow-up meetings throughout the year provide opportunities to learn about new content in the galleries and ongoing programming initiatives.
To learn more about the docent program, read our FAQ page
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013 docent class. Applications will be available in December for 2014.
Each of the three special collections departments offer internship opportunities to students who wish to gain experience working with archival collections.
Currently, all 2013 internships have been filled. Please check back in early 2014 for information regarding future opportunities.