Lets Make History Together- Docent Drive

Calling all History Lovers

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is looking for docent volunteers for the 2019 season.

Docent volunteers will learn about local Johns Creek history with a special focus on agrarian life from the mid-1800s represented by the historic village and artifacts in AMNP’s collection.

Docents will engage with museum visitors, fielding their questions and sharing knowledge to enrich the guest experience. Training is carried out through a series of lectures, suggested readings, and walking tours.

Please join us on January 13 at 12:00 PM for an informational seminar.  The Heritage Curator will introduce prospective docents to our preservation efforts, collection highlights, and tour the heritage village. Current docents will be on hand to share their experiences.  We welcome all adults with enthusiasm for Autrey Mill and who love learning about history to apply to become a docent.

For more information, please contact Marnie Gordon, Heritage Curator, at heritage@autreymill.org or click here.

Docents support the Museum’s collections, research, and exhibits while assisting the Curator in collections cataloging, providing visitors highlights tours, and facilitating hands-on activities. The program is designed to offer all visitors an exciting and engaging experience that stimulates conversation, promotes an appreciation of Autrey Mill and surrounding Johns Creek community, and deepens their understanding of history.

We are seeking those who love the art of story-telling and enjoy meeting new people. At Autrey Mill, docents have the opportunity to interact with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles. If you are interested in helping or learning more please email: heritage@autreymill.org

Autrey Mill is very appreciative of our interns! We couldn’t have blossomed into the Nature and Heritage Center we are today without countless hours provided by the community. If you would like to come over and pitch in, review our procedures below and email us at the listed address. We are happy to host high-school juniors and seniors or college interns.

Steps to Applying for Internship:

-Complete the Volunteer Application
-Compose a letter of interest that includes personal goals, hobbies and any other motivation for working with Autrey Mill.
-Comprise a resume that includes work experience, clubs attended, awards received, and at least 2 references.
-Interns must have completed the free “Mandated Reporter” training. Once complete save the certificate.
-Compile the above documents digitally and send into info@autreymill.org

General Internship Information:

-Interns will be tasked with a variety of assignments and may include: animal care, garden care, grounds work, exhibit restoration, habitat restoration and more.
-It will be up to the intern and the Education Director to come up with a semester project. The semester projects range from sustainability garden projects, to exhibit restorations or signage upgrades.
-All interns must complete a volunteer waiver before beginning work. Children under 18 years of age must have their waiver signed by their legal guardian.
-Volunteers should come dressed for the weather, including appropriate footwear. Sandals are not appropriate.
-Please wear appropriate or and refrain from non-family-friendly clothing.
-Internships maybe terminated at any time for any reason deemed appropriate by the Autrey Mill Staff.
-Inappropriate language, poor attitudes and lack of motivation will not be tolerated and will result in a reciprocated warning. After a verbal, and two written warnings Autrey Mill reserves the right to terminate any internship agreement.

Internship Application


Please feel free to apply if you are interested in joining this dynamic, motivated group and providing an indispensable service to thousands of visitors. Please send your application to heritage@autreymill.org.

If you would like to donate to our collections, please contact our Heritage Curator at heritage@autreymill.org.