Davenport House volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the site.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:


Volunteers complete a 4-week training course (one day a week for 3 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 below. The Davenport House offers its Docent Training Program three times a year – in February, July and October – for volunteers desiring to give tours of the Museum.  Training involves instruction on the site’s history and logistics of tour giving. Following classroom training, prospective docents follow four different docents on tour and give an evaluation tour to a staff member before their first tours to the public.

Museum Shop 

Volunteers assist in taking admissons, operating the museum store, answering the phone and greeting visitors. 


Volunteers work with the staff maintenance technician in weeding, planting and maintaining courtyard gardens.  

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.

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.

Davenport Dancers

Volunteers practice weekly and perform early 19th Century dancing for special groups and programs.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us today!!

Contact Us Today

(912)236-8097 ask for Sheena


912/233-7938 – FAX


324 E. State Street
Savannah, GA 31401



Monday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The last tour begins daily at 4 p.m.

The Davenport House Museum is closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Eve and Day |
New Year’s Eve and Day | St. Patrick’s Day