At the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, our volunteers play a vital part in keeping alive the stories of all those who lived and labored on the Davis Plantation. These devoted and diverse individuals provide assistance to the Sam Davis Home Staff in a multitude of ways. Volunteers help with day-to-day tasks, such as staffing the visitor center desk, greeting guests, selling admissions, answering phones, filing, or data entry. Volunteers also help with special events, education groups, summer camps, and lead tours of the house and grounds. Simply put, our organization would not be a success without the time and effort put forth by our volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Sam Davis Home, either as a group or individually, please complete the appropriate Volunteer Application below and email it to education@samdavishome.org  or mail it to Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna, TN 37167. Once your application has been reviewed, a staff member will contact you with further information. 

We understand that every volunteer will have their own interests and a desired degree of social interaction. Therefore, we strive to pair volunteers with the positions available that best suit them.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (615) 459-2341.

Ghost Tours

Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28

6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.


~ Admissions

~ Concessions



~Lantern Guides (these volunteers will take our visitor from one storyteller to the next)

~Haunts (dark figures who hide in shadows around the property)

Ghost Tours will run from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night.

All volunteers must check-in by 6:00 p.m., be in full costume and make-up, and in place no later than 6:30 p.m. Be prepared to remain on site past 10:00 p.m as the last tour departs during this time. Clean-Up will begin promptly as the last guests leave.

Volunteer Day

Sept. 16, 2017

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Clean up grounds

Clean and organize barns

So much more!

This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for a group or a company volunteer day. 

Front Desk Docent

Weekly commitment requested

Shift: 9:00-2:00


Answer phones and make gift shop sales

Give tours of the historic house and grounds (if desired)

Field Trips

Throughout the year, mostly in November and May

Usually around 9:00 a.m. ending at 1:00 p.m. at the latest


Lead education programs
Lead groups of students through the historic house

Educational Events

Days on the Farm- Thursday & Friday, May 11-12, 2017
Heritage Days- Thursday & Friday, September 28-29, 2017

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. each day


Can volunteer one or both days

Run games and educational programs

Provide information about the history of the site

Assist with gift shop sales

Assist with concessions


Natural History Summer Camp- July 17-21, 2017
Young Historians Summer Camp- Oct. 2-6, 2017

Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Can volunteer for one camp or all; part of a day or the whole week


Assist Education Director in camp material before the camps begin

Lead a group of campers for the week

Lead a program for part of the day

Assist with lunch relief for camp counselors

The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is a Nonprofit Site Governed by the Sam Davis Memorial Association


The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167


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