Volunteering for the Beaufort Historic Site is Fun !
Volunteer opportunities abound at the Beaufort Historic Site! This is your chance to give back and support our continuing mission to preserve and educate future generations. We have volunteer opportunities that fit every interest, age and schedule. From guiding tours to assisting with retail sales to driving our double-decker bus and more, there is a fun experience made just for you.
To volunteer, please fill out a Volunteer Application or email the Beaufort Historical Association office.
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Art Gallery Assistant
Art Gallery Assistants will have the opportunity to work in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery on the Beaufort Historic Site. Assistants 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. Some even bring their work with them when volunteering!
Visitor Center Assistant
Visitor Center Assistants greet visitors and answer questions regarding both the Beaufort Historic Site and Beaufort in general. Knowledge of the Beaufort Historic Site and general area is required. The assistant can also handle sales and answer/transfer calls.
Historical Interpreter / Docent
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 explanation of the structure and its contents. A separate docent-led tour includes pointing out specific headstones and explaining its relevance at the enchanted Old Burying Ground. Shadowing current docents and extensive training is part of the training for this role. Docents also wear colonial attire, which can be provided. Beaufort Historic Site tours are Monday through Saturday at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. Old Burying Ground tours are offered within a 24-hour notice.
Educational Program Volunteer
Educational Program Volunteers educate current and future generations of the rich history of Beaufort. 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. Scripts for each educational program are provided. Colonial attire is required, which can be provided.
Hands-on training and training materials are a part of all opportunities. Training is on-going throughout the year.
Call 252-728-5225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer!