Volunteer Opportunities & Benefits

Volunteer Opportunities & Benefits

Spend as little as six hours per month, or volunteer each week with us fulfilling our mission to nurture, support, and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and its environs through programs of advocacy, education and preservation. 

By volunteering at Historic Columbia, you meet new people, visit historic sites and discover the culture and lifestyles of South Carolina’s capital city and Richland County. Your commitment of time offers further benefits:

  • Receive a 10% discount on purchases at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills
  • Enjoy complimentary admission to our historic house museums for yourself and members of your immediate family
  • Receive a free subscription to Historically Speaking, Historic Columbia’s quarterly newsletter
  • Attend monthly Educational Programming
  • Receive an invitation to the annual Appreciation Luncheon and the Holiday Party

If you volunteer and become a member of Historic Columbia, you will receive the following additional benefits:

  • Attend annual Garden Symposium or Early Columbia Lecture Series at no charge
  • Attend special Historic Columbia functions for free or at reduced rates
  • Receive a 15% discount on purchases at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills
  • Enjoy first priority to attend field trips to private properties and viewing of special collections.

Types of Volunteer Positions:

  • Administration
  • Gardening
  • Collections Assistance
  • Research
  • Walking Tour Guides (mostly evening work)
  • Special Events (usually weekends and evenings)
  • Interpretive Guides (weekdays and weekends)

Training sessions are three times a year for new volunteers, and monthly educational programs are presented for current volunteers. For more information on how to find your place with us, contact us at 803.252.1770 x 24 or bkleinfelder@historiccolumbia.org.

Click here to download the volunteer application, and stay tuned to our calendar for more information about new volunteer training.