Help protect the city’s historic neighborhoods and buildings by serving as an APC volunteer. You will meet fellow preservationists, learn more about Atlanta’s fascinating history, have opportunities to visit historic sites not usually open to the public


Provide a vocal and physical presence for preservation action when we need a group to appear at a hearing to protect an historic building or neighborhood. For more information, please call 404-688-3353.


Walking tour guides

Our walking tour guides are professionally trained volunteers who are passionate about preservation. Experts in the field of architecture, preservation, planning and history lead our annual training classes. They begin in January with three introductory classes followed by 4 to 6 additional classes specific to each tour in February and March. Volunteers can choose from any of our eight walking tours for training. Each guide gives one to two tours a month. If you would like to become a tour guide, please call 404-688-3353.

Special events volunteers

Volunteers are key participants in our special events. We need about 70 volunteers as docents in our annual tour of homes. Our special events docents do not give tours – just direct the flow of visitors through the home and answer basic questions. As a thank-you, we give you a free ticket to the home tour. We also need volunteers in planning our parties marking successful preservation projects such as our ‘Save the Fox’ Silver Anniversary Gala. For information on upcoming events, please call 404-688-3353.

Education program volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with Heritage Education programs. These programs are taken to schools, libraries, and children/youth centers throughout the metro area. In addition, volunteers are needed for various activities during our week long annual Camp Preservation held in the summer. Volunteer training is provided. For more information, please call 404-688.3353 x13.


Each year the APC gives award certificates to its top volunteers at our Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Party, usually held at an historic site. The volunteer guides for each tour also get together at the beginning of each tour season to meet the new guides and share information they have learned over the year. In 2004 APC guides traveled to Chicago to look at movie palaces, architecture, and historic sites. Click here to read some of their reports. Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities through presentations and workshops to learn more about Atlanta’s history, techniques for giving tours, and much more.

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Atlanta Preservation Center
327 St. Paul Avenue SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312-3129
Main No. 404-688-3353
Tour Hotline 404-688-3350
Fax 404-688-3357