Volunteer for Spaces & Traces

Volunteer Details

Help volunteer for the 38th annual Spaces & Traces in Wauwatosa’s Washington Highlands neighborhood. This event will offer tours of 14 home interiors, one property exterior and one park the historic neighborhood in celebration of the Highland’s 100th anniversary. We will need 250 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. We need volunteers to help lead tours of homes.

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 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

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