Volunteer

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.

We have volunteer opportunities to fit every interest and schedule. From preparing Christmas decorations to guiding tours or working in the gardens, we can offer an experience to inspire you. If you are interested in volunteering at Tryon Palace, please contact:

Tryon Palace Volunteer Coordinator – Pamela Gray: pam.gray@ncdcr.gov / 252-639-3501

Tryon Palace Museum Store & Craft and Garden Shop

The Museum Store and Craft and Garden Shop are looking for Volunteers! If you have retail knowledge or are savvy with computers, and love meeting people, then this position is for you.

Onsite training is required and is completed during the week in the Museum Store; however, weekend training can be accommodated if needed.

Museum Store

Expect the unexpected at the Tryon Palace Museum Store. Located in the North Carolina History Center, the Museum Store offers a wide assortment of specialty products, including books, food, plants, pottery and fine crafts, jewelry, tabletop objects, toys and more.

Craft and Garden Shop

Sweets and treats are waiting for you at the Tryon Palace Craft and Garden Shop. Located on the Palace grounds (directly behind the Stable Office), this unique little shop has something for visitors of all ages.

Education Volunteers

Due to the pandemic, volunteer opportunities in the Education Branch are very limited. As we begin to move out of Covid restrictions toward normal operation, please check back to this page as we will need volunteers.

During times of normal operation, volunteer opportunities include:

A few of Education’s opportunities have limited spaces available, including working in the Costume Shop assisting our Historic Costumer creating period clothing and our youth volunteer program for high schoolers interested in public history.

For information on trainings, time commitments, and openings in the limited programs, please contact:

Acting Director of Education – Matt Arthur; matthew.arthur@ncdcr.gov