COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers play a vital role in the operation of the Coastal Discovery Museum. Over 150 people volunteer at the Coastal Discovery Museum on a regular basis, helping in a variety of capacities. Some volunteers are here a few days a week and others help with special events and give us a few hours each year. It’s entirely up to you how much of your time you’d like to give to the Museum’s educational programs, front desk, gardens or facilities. Our volunteers help make the Coastal Discovery Museum a wonderful experience for all of our visitors throughout the year.

There are many exciting and rewarding ways in which to volunteer at the Museum. Please take some time to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. We hope you decide to join our team at the Coastal Discovery Museum! For more information about any of these opportunities, please email volunteers@coastaldiscovery.org or call 843-689-6767.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM PROGRAM DOCENTS

Join our friendly education docent team and provide unique education experiences for guests of all ages from all over the world. Dedicated volunteers enable the Coastal Discovery Museum to provide a variety of natural history and cultural heritage programs for local residents and visitors. Museum educators provide training to prepare docents to lead public education tours and programs.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM SCHOOL PROGRAM DOCENTS

Join our amazing education docent team and provide hands-on education experiences for youth of all ages. Museum educators provide training and educational opportunities to prepare docents to lead a variety of history and natural history programs for school groups. As an education docent you will help to make a huge impact on students in local schools and experience the rewards of this unique opportunity.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS and OFFICE HELP VOLUNTEERS

The Coastal Discovery Museum has an exciting volunteer opportunity for you! Join our special events team and volunteer to sell tickets, work concession stands, help with event parking, or set up for special events. Be a friendly face at Museum information/education tables at fairs and festivals. Help in the office with mailings and filing.

 

 

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM HORSE VOLUNTEERS

The museum is home to two lovable marsh tacky horses. Volunteers are needed help move horses between the barn and pasture, feed hay and grain, fill water troughs, and clean stalls and paddocks in the morning and afternoon. For your safety and for the safety of these animals we do ask that volunteers have some prior horse experience.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM FRONT DESK VOLUNTEERS

Join our welcoming team at the front desk and gift shop in the Discovery House. Be the friendly face that meets and greets museum guests. Show our southern hospitality as you describe all the amazing experiences while visiting the museum. Help manage the gift shop and help guests with their program and gift shop purchases. We ask that the front desk volunteers work a four hour shift and learn how to work a cash register.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM GARDEN and GROUNDS VOLUNTEERS

Help care for the beautiful gardens located all over the Coastal Discovery Museum’s property. Gardens include a heritage garden, carnivorous plant garden, butterfly garden, rain garden, and camellia garden. Volunteers help to maintain these gardens by planting, watering, weeding, growing plants at home, and rotating butterfly enclosure plants. This is a fun and helpful way to use your green thumb!

Be a member of our volunteer grounds crew team and help to maintain the museum grounds. Let us know about any special skills you have that you are willing to share in order to help care for the Museum buildings and/or grounds.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out a Volunteer Application (PDF) and email, mail, fax, or drop off your application.

Volunteer Application
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head, SC 29926
Fax: 843.689.3035