The Tour is made possible through the generous support of hundreds of volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours between them. Their efforts result not only in a wonderful experience for the thousands of visitors who come to Savannah, but also in bringing vital dollars to the on-going programs of the community outreach efforts of Christ Church Anglican and the preservation projects of Historic Savannah Foundation. Every volunteer should be proud of the fact that they contribute to the well-being and future of our beautiful city. As a “Thank You” to our volunteers, each of them receives a ticket to the walking tour of their choice.
Would you like to get involved? Here are some areas in which you may be interested in helping:
Flowers – Volunteers work with individual homeowners to select the type and style of floral arrangements, and arrange the flowers the day before the home is on the Tour.
House Docent – Volunteers work in the homes and gardens on one or more of the Tour days. Responsibilities include checking tickets at the entrance and sharing information about the site with visitors in a specific area of the home or garden. Docents should have a good knowledge of Savannah, and an interest in learning about the architectural history of the house(s) in which they work.
Special Events – Volunteers are needed to work at one or more of the special events during the Tour, primarily to check tickets at the various events, and also to stay through the event to meet any needs and answer questions as they arise. Also, volunteers are needed to put out and pick up signs, balloons, and runners.
Street Guides – Volunteers are assigned to strategic locations on the Tour each day to assist visitors as they walk from site to site. It is very helpful if these volunteers have good knowledge of the downtown area, as questions for general directions, restaurant suggestions, etc. are common. Maps are provided to each volunteer.
Tour Headquarters – Volunteers needed in Tour Headquarters to assist with two primary functions:
- Distributing tickets that have been ordered in advance.
- Selling merchandise in the Tour of Homes Gift Shop.
Marketing – Volunteers are needed to deliver posters and/or brochures to area businesses to promote the Tour, as well as other public relations and marketing functions, such as representing the Tour at information booths other area events.