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.

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 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 our Volunteer Coordinatoror 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. 

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




Upcoming Opportunities

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OCT. 20-21     OCT. 27-28     7 pm - 11 pm


Lantern Guides

     On the days of the event itself, all volunteers must arrive and sign in at 5:00 pm. Volunteers must also be in full costume, makeup, and  in their designated spots by 6:00 pm.  

All Ghost Tour volunteers must submit a volunteer application.

Ghost Tour Volunteer Application

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Front Desk Docent

Weekly commitment requested                     10:00 am-4:00 pm


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 9am - 1pm


Lead education programs
Lead groups of students through the historic house

Educational Events

Days on the Farm     Thursday & Friday, May 10-11, 2018

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


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