Volunteer for Spaces & Traces

Volunteer Details

Help volunteer for the 37th annual Spaces & Traces in Walker’s Point Saturday, May 12. We will need 200 volunteers to lead tours, sell tickets and more!

Volunteer shifts are just 3 hours and you can choose your own time slot: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (SHIFT FILLED), 11:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-5:30 p.m. Volunteer assignments include ticket sales or home/building guide. Our greatest need is for guides.

Home/building guides work under the direction of a building captain and are given short scripts on the history of the site to share with guests as they tour through the home or building. Guides also monitor guests and help make sure everything runs safely and smoothly.

A good tour guide is friendly, welcoming and outgoing. Scripts do not need to be memorized and a background in architecture/history is not necessary. We love having a wide variety of volunteers!


Volunteer orientation will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 12 pm. We urge all volunteers to attend the volunteer orientation. You will be visiting your assigned home/building with your building captain that day and reviewing your script. If you absolutely cannot attend, your building captain will get in touch with you and review your volunteer assignment. Orientation will be held at the Lynde & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, 700 S 4th St

Volunteer Benefits

Meet new people!
Get a discount on event tickets (volunteer tickets are just $10)
Membership discount (volunteer and get 20% off Historic Milwaukee membership)

Volunteer Requirements

Friendly and outgoing
Volunteers age 16 and under must be accompanied by a chaperon
Must work entirety of 3 hour shift

Additional Details

Please let us know of any special needs you may have as a volunteer (prefer to sit vs. stand, walker or wheelchair, etc.) or if you are carpooling with another volunteer and need to work a same location/time.


Email Julia Griffith, Volunteer Coordinator with questions: volunteer@historicmilwaukee.org or call 414-277-7795.