If you love Pittsburgh as much as we do, then show the love by volunteering for the annual Doors Open Pittsburgh event October 3 & 4, 2020


NOTICE:  Even if you have volunteered in the past, please re-register NOW for 2020



Volunteer Options:


Greeters greet our visitors at the entrance of a select building, check their tickets, keep count of guests.  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 — although we do encourage our docents to develop their own “style of presentation” based on the information provided.

The Event Center 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.

Zone Coordinators are the primary point of contact for the volunteers at a set grouping of buildings, overseeing that building will open/close as scheduled, and that our guests are being moved through each building efficiently.

Floaters are assigned a specific role/task a few days before the event.  You could 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.

As a volunteer, please know:

  • You will need to attend one 1- hour in-person training session.  Sessions will be made available beginning two weeks in advance of the annual event in Downtown, Oakland and in the North. 
  • 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.