An older gentleman wearing a SCSM volunteer demonstrates an historic pot to a group of third grade students.


Discover a variety of opportunities to volunteer at the museum, from giving tours to assisting behind-the-scenes.

Join the Volunteer Team!

*** Please note: Volunteer application processing is currently paused, but will return soon. Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program. ***

Volunteer teachers, known as docents, are needed to conduct tours of the South Carolina State Museum for school groups and the general public. Docents must be be 18 years-old or older and available to conduct tours at least one weekday morning a month.

Volunteers are also needed in other areas of the museum, such as administrative assistance, museum store helpers and more.


Volunteers enjoy:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Free training opportunities
  • Free museum general admission
  • Discounts at the Cotton Mill Exchange.


Give back to your community this year by becoming a volunteer!


Phone: 803.898.4912

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