• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Description of Duties
Volunteer performs a variety of tasks in support of providing quality service to the public, including staffing the visitor information desk to provide park and local area information and orientation, ringing sales, answering phones, starting films, inviting youth to participate in the Jr. Ranger program and performing swearing in ceremonies, and roving the grounds and historic house to greet and offer assistance to visitors. Volunteer assists in helping to keep the grounds and historic house in good appearance by performing minor cleaning duties, such as cleaning storm door windows, sweeping patio decks, restocking paper towels and soap, dusting, watering trees, weeding, and straightening and restocking bookstore shelves as needed. Volunteer is expected to adhere to all NPS and site specific laws, policies, and standard operation procedures.
About the Park
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is a small park located in Mount Pleasant, SC, just six miles from downtown Charleston. Annual visitation is approximately 53,000. The site is a 28-acre remnant of Charles Pinckney's Snee Farm, a rice, indigo, and provisional plantation. Charles Pinckney contributed to the drafting of the US Constitution and is a signer of that document. An 1828 Lowcountry coastal cottage serves as a museum and visitor center. Park grounds boast ornamental gardens and towering canopies of live oak and Spanish moss. Exhibits tell the story of Charles Pinckney, the United States as a young and emerging nation, and 1700s plantation life.
Mailing address: 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 Physical address: 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Commitment to Serve
We strive to ensure that the volunteer experience is mutually beneficial for the park and the volunteer. Volunteers are asked to learn the history of the site, be able to answer frequently asked questions, and present a pre-established 1-2 minute introduction to the film for visitors. Prospective volunteers can expect slow periods of visitation and should expect to participate in other activities and projects that expands their knowledge base or benefits the park in other ways, such as reading relevant material, or performing minor cleaning, clerical, and grounds work as needed and able to do.
Out of the area volunteers with RVs seeking park housing are required to commit to 32 hours/week for at least two months in exchange for use of an RV pad. Local volunteers are asked to serve 4 hours per week, but this is negotiable.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing is based on availability and requires a minimum time commitment of 32 hours/week for two months. The park has two RV pads with water, sewer, and electrical hookups. RV/truck combinations over 50' cannot be accommodated. Accommodation of pets is limited. RV volunteers are given access to a washer and dryer, and WiFi.