Volunteer for Spaces & Traces

Volunteer Details

Help volunteer for the 39th annual Spaces & Traces in Wauwatosa’s Washington Highlands neighborhood. We will need 150 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., 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 27 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 Washington Elementary School, 2166 N 68th St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213.

Volunteer Benefits

Meet new people!
Get a discount on event tickets – Normally $25, volunteer tickets are just $10
20% Membership discount for new members

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.


volunteer@historicmilwaukee.org or call 414-277-7795

Sign Up Below

Fill out my online form.