The ability of Friends to operate successfully to best support Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites relies primarily on volunteers throughout the state who give of their time and effort to support and preserve Georgia’s greatest natural and cultural treasures.  Without this army of volunteers and chapter leaders, Friends could not accomplish its mission.

As the organization has grown with more than fifty chapters statewide, so has the amazing creativity, ingenuity and passion to solve problems and create solutions for the parks and historic sites.  One key to chapter success is local governance in partnership with the site manager to determine what is best for each site and to act appropriately.

While the local structure and governance allows great flexibility, chapters are required to work within the boundaries of the four primary governing documents that define the roles and responsibilities of Statewide Friends, Friends Chapters and the Division.