Volunteer opportunities abound at the Beaufort Historic Site! This is your chance to give back and support our continuing mission to preserve and educate for future generations. We have volunteer opportunities that fit every interest, age and schedule. From guiding tours to retail sales to driving our double-decker bus and more, there is a fun experience made just for you.
Art Gallery Assistant
Art Gallery Assistants will have the opportunity to work in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery on the Beaufort Historic Site. Associates welcome visitors to the gallery, handle all retail sales of artwork, including cash, check and credit card charges, and enter artwork into the inventory as it is brought in. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Associates are expected to work at least 2 days per month.
Visitor Center Assistant
Visitor Center Assistants are responsible for greeting visitors and answering questions regarding both the Beaufort Historic Site and Beaufort in general. Knowledge of the Beaufort Historic Site and general area is required. They will also be trained to handle sales in the Old Beaufort Shop and to take/transfer incoming calls. Assistants are expected to work at least 3 to 4 times per month.
If you have a love of history and enjoy working closely with the public, this is the opportunity for you! Docents lead tourgoers through various buildings on the Beaufort Historic Site, giving a detailed explaniation of the structure and its contents. A separate docent-lead tour includes pointing out specific headstones and explaining its relevance at the enchanted Old Burying Ground. More extensive training will be given for this volunteer opportunity including shadowing currents docents. They are required to wear Colonial dress, which can be provided. Beaufort Historic Site tours are offered daily Monday through Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Old Burying Ground tours are offered Tuesday through Thursday at 2:30 pm. Docents are expected to work at least once per week.
Educational Program Volunteer
This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who enjoy working with younger generations to educate them on Beaufort’s history! The Beaufort Historic Site offers education programs to in-county and out-of-county schools throughout the year, including building tours, Old Burying Ground tours, Courthouse Dramatization, Harvest Time, and Kindergarten Thanksgiving. Volunteers are expected to work as needed during these programs. Scripts for each educational program are provided. Colonial dress is required, which can be provided.
Hands-on training and all training materials are provided for all volunteer opportunities. Training is on-going throughout the year. Flexibility in schedule is strongly needed to adjust to the varying tour schedules monthly.