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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM OFFERS VOLUNTEER DOCENT OPPORTUNITIES TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS

SAVANNAH, GA – June 20, 2024 – The Savannah African Art Museum is looking for committed and mature community members to volunteer as docents. Volunteers serve as the backbone of the museum, sharing the museum’s rich history and art with the visiting public. In this role, volunteers will gain knowledge, public speaking experience, community service hours, and have an opportunity to interact with people from all around the world.  

The museum offers flexible working hours to accommodate various volunteer schedules and lifestyles. No prior knowledge of African Art and history is required, as the museum provides in-depth training to all docents. Training includes learning about the museum’s collection, shadowing current docents, and talking with staff to get a deeper understanding of the process. All volunteers will receive talking points and light reading materials to guide aspects of the tour. 

“We want the community to not just visit our museum, but also to be a part of our museum,” said Savannah African Art Museum Executive Director Alisa Evans-Newsome. “This is an environment that enriches all ages and cultures.  We value our High School and College Interns and Volunteers greatly, but we also value having a multi-generational group of docents on board and so do our visitors.”  

Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org/volunteer for more information and the application form. 

The Savannah African Art Museum is a non-profit institution devoted to spreading awareness and appreciation of African culture. They hold a vast collection of objects that hail from West and Central Africa. The museum’s collection spans numerous countries and cultures. For more information about the museum, access virtual tours, workshops, and initiatives, please visit www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest using the handle @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum. 

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