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.

Docent Program

The Special Collections Building docent corps is a specially trained group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visiting groups of all ages, 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 is 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

The application period for the Spring 2015 training session has closed. For more information about future training sessions please email Jan Levinson Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu or call 706-542-5788.