August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape: The first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of August Wilson is now open! Learn More


Make new friends while getting to know the inner workings of one of the nation’s premier cultural institutions. The August Wilson Center has a strong tradition of support from volunteers of all ages. Approximately 100 volunteers from all over the community work in programming, our galleries and happenings at the Center, providing services to visitors and assisting behind the scenes of our events and festivals.

Now Accepting Applications

We are currently accepting applications for docents and gallery hosts.

Departmental Volunteer Program

The Program Departmental Volunteers assist administrative and programming departments throughout the center with assignments that range from research and cataloguing to clerical work. Placements are made when there is a departmental request for a specific project. Opportunities are available during the week and weekends on a one-time, one-project, or ongoing basis. Prior to placement, an interview with AWAACC staff is required. Due to the large volume of applicants, a resource file of prospective volunteers is maintained should departmental needs arise. 

How to Apply

Prospective volunteers should submit an introduction and cover letter to Cathryn Calhoun,