If you love Pittsburgh as much as we do, then show the love by volunteering for the annual Doors Open Pittsburgh event October 3, 2020

  • You get to choose the neighborhood, the building, and the time of day you would like to volunteer.
  • All volunteer shifts will be 3 1/2 hours long….the time moves quickly, and in most cases, you will be paired with another volunteer.
  • Available shifts will include:  9:30a–1p and 1p–4:30p.
  • You will need to attend one 1- hour training session (you can choose from online or in-person).
After you register here, you will self-select your volunteer assignment upon receiving an email to do so in late August:

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.

Zone Coordinators are the primary point of contact for the volunteers at grouping of buildings, managing the volunteers at those buildings.  We do prefer that you have at least 1-2 years of past DOORS OPEN volunteer experience for this role.

Event Center, located at Market Square, this is the place 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.

Floaters 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.

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