Volunteers

Volunteer at the Davenport House!

Davenport House Museum is an important Savannah landmark. Davenport House volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the site.

Whether your interests are gardening, history, research, social or retail Davenport House needs you!

Call 912/236-8097. Ask for Dottie.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Museum Shop
Volunteers assist in taking admissions, operating the museum store, answering the phone and greeting visitors.

Garden
Volunteers work with the staff maintenance technician in weeding, planting and maintaining courtyard gardens. Volunteers must initially meet with the staff gardener but can arrange to work at their convenience.

Special Events
Volunteers assist in greeting, baking, serving, setting up, and cleaning up for numerous events and tours. Programs and events are held throughout the year.

Docent
Volunteers complete a 4-week training course (one day a week for 2 ½ hours) in order to qualify to conduct tours at Davenport House Museum. Prior experience or knowledge is not required, but an enthusiasm for history is welcomed.

See: Volunteer Docent Job Description.
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Costumed and Living History Interpreters
Volunteers perform in a variety of the museum’s programming throughout the year including the October living history program, Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight, Tea in the Garden and Tea with Mrs. Davenport. To participate volunteers must audition and in most cases provide their own period accurate costume.

If you are interested in volunteering at Davenport House please call 912/236-8097897-9845 or email info@davenporthousemuseum.org