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Volunteers

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The Charleston Festival provides both visitors and volunteers with the rare opportunity to explore the private gardens and interiors of some of the finest residences in the American South. With more than 1,000 volunteer time-slots available, Historic Charleston Foundation relies on the generosity of our volunteers. In return, our volunteers receive various benefits to enjoy during The Charleston Festival and help support the Foundation in our mission-driven work.

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One of my favorite activities of the year is the Spring Festival.  Volunteering has provided even more enjoyment for me than merely buying a ticket for the event.  It (volunteering) gives me a "behind the scenes" opportunity to see more homes and gardens, meet so many like-minded folks who love Charleston, and also meet people who have become lifelong friends.  In a way, I feel like an ambassador of Southern hospitality, the warm smile that I want people to associate with their memories of Charleston.

Kim Graham, Volunteer & Photographer

Volunteer Info & Materials

Volunteers make the Festival possible, and we could not do all that we do without our generous volunteers! As a thank you, volunteers of the Festival receive a variety of benefits based on the number of volunteer hours served. Use the resources below to sign-up as a volunteer and learn more about the opportunities available.

  • Garden Docent

  • House Docent

  • Reception Volunteer

  • Senior House Docent

  • Senior Garden Docent

  • Senior Street Marshal

  • Special Events

  • Street Chair

  • Street Marshal

  • Ticket Office Volunteer

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

Volunteer Registration & Sign-Up

With more than 1,000 Volunteer Time-Slots available, volunteers have the opportunity to choose different tours and programs for a variety of experiences that fit any schedule. The Charleston Festival organizes volunteer opportunities with Sign-Up Genius. When available, a link can be used to access Sign-Up Genius to register for volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator, Shelley Keith at skeith@historiccharleston.org

Meet the Team

The Charleston Festival volunteers support the Historic Charleston Foundation staff with the execution of more than 100 events over the month-long Festival. Meet the team you'll see at tours, events and more! 

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Shelley Keith

Volunteer Coordinator

skeith@historiccharleston.org

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Ruth Smith
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Rou de Haas

Director of Marketing

rdehaas@historiccharleston.org

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