Doors Open Milwaukee Volunteer


Cause Areas


Sat Sep 22, 2018 09:30 AM - Sun Sep 23, 2018 05:00 PM


235 E. Michigan St.Milwaukee, WI 53202
Photo by Bill Arden during Doors Open 2016.
Photo by Bill Arden during Doors Open 2016.


Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history. This event offers behind the scenes tours of more than 160 buildings throughout Milwaukee’s downtown and neighborhoods and 30+ ticketed tours led by community leaders.

Volunteer Greeters can be found stationed at the entrance to all sites controlling admission, answering questions and tracking visitor attendance. Greeters typically work one 4-hour shift, which leaves plenty of time to explore the city for the remainder of the weekend.

As a Volunteer you will
Attend an orientation session to prepare you for your volunteer experience (see details below)
Work one or more 4-hour shifts at one of over a 160 buildings in the morning or afternoon

Volunteer Orientation
Orientation sessions will be held at the following times at Central Library’s Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St. Milwaukee, WI 53233:
Thursday, August 23 at 6 pm
Saturday, August 25 at 10 am

At the orientation sessions you will
Receive your volunteer assignment
Learn about Doors Open Milwaukee and meet other volunteers and Doors Open staff
Understand what is expected of you as a Doors Open Volunteer and ask questions about the volunteer experience
Pick up the Doors Open Volunteer badge that identifies you as an official Doors Open Volunteer and grants you front-of-the-line access at participating sites

Makeup sessions will be offered the mornings of Doors Open, Sept 22 and 23, at 9 am, at the Doors Open HQ: 235 E Michigan St.

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 T-Shirts and Pins


Please contact Doors Open Milwaukee Volunteer Coordinator: or call Historic Milwaukee at 414-277-7795.


  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 4 hours

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