With 46 acres of woodlands, trails, gardens, historic buildings, classes, events, collections of artifacts and oral histories, fundraising needs, etc. – the list of volunteer options is almost endless. But here are some areas where help is needed.
- Trail building and maintenance
- Nature & heritage education
- Garden upkeep
- General “handyman” work
- Experienced carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, engineers, architects, landscapers
- Fundraising ideas and events
- Greeters & docents
- Grant writing
- Marketing, graphic design & printing services
- Technical /computer assistance
- Special events and festivals organization and staffing
- Preservation and cataloging of historical items
- Oral history project
- Musicians, artists, and storytellers
- Office tasks
- “Grunt workers” of all ages
Consider providing time as a Volunteer. The time spent will provide vital support to ongoing operations while leaving you with the great feeling achieved from being a meaningful part of the community and its environmental and historic preservation.
We are so honored by the many volunteers, and the many inquiries to volunteer and support our mission. At this time we are full of volunteer needs for our summer camp, and volunteering can begin again in August. Thank you all for the continuous support.
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Internships at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Autrey Mill is very thankful for the support, creativity, and dedication of interns. The Nature and Heritage Center couldn’t have blossomed without countless hours provided by the community. If you are interested in the natural environment, animals, education, and heritage please review our internship program below.
An internship is a special opportunity to learn valuable skills related to a specialized field of interest. This opportunity is designed for individuals seeking higher education and career opportunities. Interns will receive a mentorship and tasks customized to fit their interests and needs for an enriching experience.
If this program sounds like something you are looking for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our internship is organized by terms, with Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. At this time we are not accepting any internship applications for the Summer term. Our Fall term is open for applications.
General Internship Information:
- Interns must be 17 years of age or older
- Upon acceptance, the intern and mentor will meet to make a set schedule, goals, and course of learning tasks for the duration of the internship.
- Individual internships will last varying on the schedule and needs of the intern and mentor. Durations may vary between semester lengths, seasonal, or within a reasonably proposed time.
- At the end of the internship, a final meeting between the intern and mentor will take place. The mentor will provide the intern with a letter of recommendation and explanation of the work done during their time at Autrey Mill, and provide resume support. It may be decided to extend the internship or complete it again during a different period of time, this will also be scheduled and planned.
- Internships can be terminated at any time by any of the Autrey Mill staff as needed. Poor attitudes, lack of determination, and further unprofessional behavior may cause a review of the internship.
- Interns should come dressed for the weather, including appropriate footwear. Sandals are not appropriate. Non-family- friendly clothing is not acceptable for coming to work at the internship.
Thank you to our Community
These individuals are corporate partners, Local Organizations and a few faces Autry Mill couldn’t operate without!
Special Thanks to the National Charity League
The National Charity League supports Autrey Mill at every event, every other program, and throughout the summer at Summer Camp. Recently they came to help set up for Spooky Mill!
Special Thanks to the North Fulton Master Gardeners
Since 2000, the North Fulton Master Gardeners have spent hundreds of hours developing and maintaining gardens here at Autrey Mill, with particularly the gardens surrounding the Summerour House. With special allotments, they have helped put in sprinkler systems and renew the gravel walkway in front of the Summerour House. Please, visit their website to learn more about the North Fulton Master Gardeners.
Let’s Make History Together – Become a Docent!
We’re looking for volunteers to help with our heritage programs, tours of our historic buildings, care of collections, and research. The schedule is flexible and training is provided. And you get to work with great people! If you are interested in becoming a docent, please email us.
If you have local history to share, contact our collections and exhibit manager.
Community Service Volunteers
We’re are happy to have the help of court-mandated Community Service Volunteers. We only accept non-violent offenders. Hours are only offered after reviewing your application. Community Service work includes cleaning, trail care, gardening, and more.
If you are in need of Community Service Hours please complete the application: