If you love showing off Pittsburgh’s rich history, iconic buildings, and remarkable neighborhoods as much as we do, please consider volunteering. Right now, we are planning our 6th annual DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh October 2021, date TBD. At this innovative open-house style event, people come to explore and enjoy Pittsburgh’s iconic buildings and spaces.

If you are interested in being a volunteer for the annual event in October 2021, please sign up to volunteer now. (This link will send you to our database partner, Constant Contact.) We will send you email updates about everything that’s happening at DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh. Then, one month before the event, you will hear from us, as we will ask you to select your building training and volunteer assignment. Here are the options for assignments.

  • Greeters welcome our visitors at the entrance of a select building, check their tickets, keep count of guests, manage social distancing and mask-wearing. Greeters will also answer any general questions our guest may have about the event.
  • Docents present information about the buildings to our guests. This information will be provided to you by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh. We do encourage our docents to develop their own “style of presentation” based on the information provided. Strong presentation skills and an ability to memorize 4-5 minutes of content are required.
  • Event Center Staffers will be located at Market Square, where guests can purchase tickets, get answers to basic event questions, and pick up a copy of the event guide. You will be responsible for assisting our guests in these ways.
  • Substitutes are assigned a specific role/task a few days before the event. You would be a substitute for another volunteer who has cancelled or be called upon to help in some other way during the event. You would NOT be called upon to be a docent.

(This link takes you to our database partners, Constant Contact.)

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