• Botany • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Description of Duties
Volunteer gardeners at CHPI will perform standard garden work such as, digging, weeding, pruning, planting, watering, and more. In addition, volunteer gardeners may assist with identified vegetation based projects for the purpose of enhancing and/or supporting the visitor experience through a well maintained cultural landscape, interpretation programming involving native plants, historic ornamentals, rice, and indigo cultivation, and/or planning/creating potential vegetable/ornamental/native gardens as approved by the site supervisor. 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. 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 a minimum of 3 hours per week.
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.