Volunteer Training Program

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Beaufort Historic Site. With plenty of ways to get involved, it’s a great way to be a part of the community!  If you are interested in sharing your much-needed skills then you are invited to attend the annual Volunteer Training Program, Thursday, March 10 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner Street.
Volunteer Training

The one day Volunteer Training Program offers an overview of every volunteer opportunity there is at the BHA. From demonstrating a 19th century craft once a year, helping with an enormous event like the Old Homes Tour, volunteering in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, to giving tours of the Historic Site during the week, you would be a welcome addition to an ever-growing number of volunteers who assist with a wide variety of tasks.

Following a brief registration period, trainees will tour five of the BHA’s historic buildings to observe volunteer docents in action.  Next the various educational programs such as Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving, the Living History series and school group tours will be discussed.

Just before lunch, prospective volunteers will be treated to a tour on the 1967 English Double-Decker bus, giving those who attend a chance to see the volunteer driver, narrator and conductor positions at work while enjoying a lively tour of beautiful Beaufort ending with a guided stroll through the Old Burying Ground.

A catered lunch will be provided and prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to meet the BHA staff, hear about volunteer needs in the office, the Welcome Center and the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery. A question and answer period is provided so participants may better understand the vital role volunteers play in the daily functions of the BHA.

New and returning volunteers alike are invited to learn about this area’s colorful history while finding the perfect volunteer opportunity. This one-day training program serves as an overview to the abundant opportunities available and once a specific area of interest is selected, new volunteers will receive more in-depth training in their chosen field.

Due to limited space, those interested in participating are asked to register in advance and confirm the date and time by calling the Beaufort Historic Site at (252) 728-5225 or stopping by the Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street in Beaufort.