The Carter Center volunteers

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The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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  • United States of America
453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA

Overview

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Details

Carter Center volunteers are the heart of the Center, providing professional and clerical skills, time, energy, and personal commitment to waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope.

Volunteers serve at The Carter Center in three main areas:

  1. Most volunteers work one day a week during business hours on a year-round basis. Opportunities include clerical support such as mailings, copying, filing, answering telephones, faxing, computer work, and basic research.Trained tour guides conduct a limited number of private tours of the Center's offices for special guests by appointment. Volunteers also participate in our speakers' bureau for community groups.

  2. Special events volunteers work in the evenings and on weekends, assisting with meetings, lectures, and parties, scheduled by the Events Office. These volunteers provide our guests with a welcoming atmosphere, information, directions within the facility, and any assistance to help events run smoothly.

  3. Volunteers also work in the Center's gardens, assisting our small landscape crew in maintaining approximately 35 acres of gardens.This work is done during weekdays or on the third Saturday morning of each month. Work in the gardens may include deadheading and pruning the rose garden; mulching the gardens and bark paths; planting flowers, tulip bulbs, and shrubbery; pulling weeds and detailing; prepping flower beds; dividing daylilies and daffodils; and detailing the Japanese Garden. 

Our Mission

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

  • The Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
  • The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
  • The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.
  • The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.
  • The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

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