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Volunteer for Doors Open

We still need volunteers! This event features tours of 170+ buildings throughout metro Milwaukee. We are seeking volunteer greeters to welcome and count visitors at Doors Open sites during a 4 hour shift.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • New Volunteers: Attend an orientation session to prepare you for your volunteer experience (see details below)
  • Work one or more 4-hour shifts at one of 160+ buildings in the morning or afternoon

Volunteer Orientation
When? Sept. 28 and 29 @ 9 am
Where? Doors Open Headquarters: 235 E Michigan St
What? At the orientation sessions you will:

  • Understand what is expected of you as a Doors Open Volunteer and ask questions about the volunteer experience
  • New volunteers should plan to attend. Orientation not required for past volunteers.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Greet visitors at a building site entrance and briefly tell them what to expect at that particular site
  • Track visitor attendance
  • Distribute event program guides
  • Stamp children’s building passports
  • Ask visitors to sign-up for Historic Milwaukee Inc.’s mailing list
  • Solicit donations to maintain Doors Open as a FREE event
  • Work with buildings owners and managers to ensure that visitors follow any necessary building requirements

Why Volunteer?

  • The opportunity to meet other architecture and history enthusiasts!
  • Volunteer badge to cut to the front of line at any participating weekend sites
    • 50% off membership to Historic Milwaukee for new members
    • 10% off at the Historic Milwaukee Gift Shop (expires October 31)
    • 10% off Doors Open pins and stickers