All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
Types of Volunteers
Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site have two types of “Very Important People” in the Volunteers-In-Parks program.
The job positions, goals, major duties, qualifications and training are the same for both types of volunteers. The difference is that RVers volunteer more hours per week in exchange for the park providing a free RV site at Charles Pinckney NHS. Please read the RV Volunteers section for more details.
A volunteer may be asked to work at any of the four NPS sites in the Charleston area. Opportunities are available to work at:
There is a variety of job opportunities at each of the sites. It is our goal to match the park’s needs with the volunteer’s interests and skills to ensure a positive experience for all. The following job titles will give you an idea of the major volunteer opportunities. Please realize that this in not a complete job listing as we can tailor a job description to meet the volunteer's and park’s needs:
Did You Know?
Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC