Volunteer at Doors Open at the Milwaukee Public Library

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The Milwaukee Public Library is looking for volunteers to help out during Doors Open 2019 on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. This iconic event allows historic and beloved buildings from throughout Milwaukee to open their doors to the public, giving them a special and rare insider’s look for just two days.

Our Central Library (814 W. Wisconsin Ave, built in 1898) is proud to be participating again this year and we’d love your help making sure everyone who comes through our doors has a wonderful experience learning about our history.

Each day will be broken up into a morning and afternoon shift and volunteers are welcome to choose which date and shift works best for them. On Saturday, September 28 we’re looking for individuals to help escort tour groups up to the different floors. The morning shift on Saturday will run from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with the afternoon shift going from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, September 29 we’re looking for individuals to help give pre-scripted information about the history of the Rotunda and Old Board Room. The first shift will run from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. and the second from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Please apply online via our Online Volunteer Application at MPL.ORG/VOLUNTEER. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 13.

Saturday, September 28 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 |12:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Library - Central
814 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

- Ages 18 and up
- Friendly, outgoing personality
- Ability to work with groups of people of varying size

Questions? Contact the Library Volunteer Coordinator at MPLVolunteer@milwaukee.gov

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About Milwaukee Public Library


814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, US

Mission Statement

The Milwaukee Public Library is a vital public resource that believes free and open information, materials, and services are essential to fostering creativity, discovery, literacy, and learning while enhancing life throughout our community. We are an anchor institution that helps build healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods - the foundation of a strong and thriving Milwaukee. At the Milwaukee Public Library, inspirations starts here - we help people, read, learn, and connect.


As an organization, we are committed to Creating a City of Readers & Lifelong Learners, Anchoring Healthy & Vibrant Neighborhoods, and Contributing to a Strong Milwaukee.

With 13 branch locations throughout Milwaukee, we serve a population of over 595,000 individuals. We house a collection of over 2.5 million items in print, digital, and media. Each year we welcome over 2 million visitors and offer over 6,000 free programs for children, teens, and adults, throughout our community.


Sat Sep 28, 2019 - Sun Sep 29, 2019
09:30 AM - 04:30 PM  


Milwaukee Public Library814 W. Wisconsin AveMilwaukee, WI 53233



  • General Education
  • Ushering
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours

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