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The Woodruff Arts Center volunteers play an essential role in inspiring and engaging hundreds of thousands of patrons who visit the Arts Center each year. Volunteers work in an exciting, fun and diverse atmosphere. Whatever your skills, interests or availability, you’re invited to explore volunteer opportunities and discover the right program for you.  


Woodruff volunteers are a diverse group of task-oriented, hands-on volunteers, ranging from students to retirees. They represent a cross-section of the metro-Atlanta community connected through a shared love for the arts and their community. These volunteers serve as an essential component of our volunteer effort, providing support to virtually all aspects of Arts Center operations on a seasonal basis.


  • Give back to your community while enjoying & supporting the arts
  • Occasional ticket discounts and complimentary ticket offers
  • Discounts at the High Museum Shop and Atlanta Symphony Store
  • Discounts at Table 1280, CJ’s Coffee Cart and the High Museum Cafe
  • Discounted parking rates when volunteering at the Arts Center
  • Subscription to the Art Center’s patron newsletter
  • Behind the scenes access to the country’s only visual and performing arts venue
  • Leadership opportunities within the volunteer program
  • Potential celebrity sightings
  • Social networking activities
  • Recognition and appreciation opportunities

All qualified candidates must meet the following requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to perform the required duties for the preferred volunteer role
  • Must be willing to complete the orientation and training cycle


All volunteers are required to attend an orientation session annually. These sessions are designed to inform volunteers about general policies and procedures as well as details about available opportunities and shift schedules.

Volunteer orientations are generally held once or twice per year, at the start of each performing season, in August/September.

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To be a Woodruff Volunteer or express interest in a particular role, please complete the volunteer form. You will be contacted as opportunities become available.  


Patron Services Greeters
Greeters are the first point of contact for patrons visiting the Woodruff Arts Center and set the tone for a superb experience. Greeters are responsible for welcoming guests to the Arts Center in a friendly and courteous manner, directing patrons to events, activities, show, exhibits and more, and responding to patron questions in a thoughtful and informative fashion. Greeters are placed at various locations around the Woodruff Arts Center during symphony concerts, theatre productions, and special events. Greeters must have strong customer service and communication skills.

Shifts: Matinees: Matinees: Saturday/Sunday, generally 12:30-3:30pm or 1:30-4:30pm; arrive 1 hour prior to start of the concerts and work through intermission (approx. 3 hrs.). To sign up for a shift, please sign up here:

Evening Performances: Tuesday-Sunday, generally 6:30-9:30pm or 7:00-10:00pm; arrive one hour prior to the start of the performance and work through intermission; Dual performance nights have staggered intermissions so additional time may be required to staff through both. To sign up for a shift, please sign up here:

Community Ambassadors
Community Ambassadors play an important role in the outreach and engagement efforts of the Woodruff Arts Center’s marketing department. Volunteers become knowledgeable about the Arts Center, its Artistic Divisions and its programs and will provide information to current and potential patrons at events and festivals both on campus and in the community. Seeking strong communication skills, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and ability to interact well with others!

Shifts: Shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis and will vary by event.

Special Events Volunteers  
Special events volunteers are versatile, task-oriented members who are open to performing whenever duties arise. They are notified by email or phone about upcoming opportunities, and can therefore determine when to volunteer based on their availability.

Shifts: Shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis and will vary by event.

If you are interested in volunteering in a different capacity, please visit the following links for additional opportunities:

Please direct general questions about the Woodruff Arts Center volunteer program to or call (404) 733-5302.