Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia




Sheila Rickles

“As a recent transplant and retiree, I was looking for a way to feel connected to the community. While attending the Sautee Nacoochee Pottery Festival, a volunteer told me the Center was always looking for volunteers. It sounded like a good match for me.

That was two years ago and I've never regretted it! I have learned so much about this region, especially the wealth of talent of local artists.”

The Sautee Nacoochee Center is nothing without you. It is you! From the day it was founded the Center has been aimed in your direction - protecting the region's environment, documenting it's history and bringing the community together in a place that offers creativity, mutual support and concern for your corner of the world.

For years the Center's work has been about building a foundation where all of this work could become real. With that work completed, the bricks in their courses and the roof overhead solid and sealed, the task ahead is growing and substantiating our place in the larger, north Georgia community. The very community it serves is responsible for the successes recorded, inspiration by inspiration, dollar by dollar and volunteer by volunteer.

Inspiration and funding spring from the belief that something has life in it and that the path ahead to accomplishment is paved with purpose and worth.

As a volunteer you join the community in building something good, something of value, not selfishly but with the consciousness of neighborhood in mind. Look at this institution and you see a family which in spite of its size has a sensitivity for the individual and recognizes the gifts they bring to the whole.

If interested, please fill out an Application today.


“Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.” Rosalynn Carter
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Winston Churchill
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time: they just have the heart.” Elizabeth Andrew
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Hepburn