Volunteer Opportunities

Join our Doors Open team! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, have a good time, and learn about our region’s iconic buildings.

Volunteer registration is now open! Click on the pink button to right to sign up. Having trouble? Email [email protected] and we’ll find an alternative.

We’re looking for volunteers who:

  • Enjoy interacting with the public
  • Enjoy meeting and working with new people
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have an interest in architecture, heritage or design
  • Are 16 years or older
  • Can attend one of our orientation sessions

The majority of volunteers will act as Information Ambassadors.

In this role, you will posted to one of the Doors Open venues and provide program information to visitors. More specifically, you will:

  • Greet visitors
  • Share general knowledge of the site with visitors. This may require attending additional training
  • Explain the Doors Open concept
  • Provide general information about nearby Doors Open venues and tailor recommendations to visitors’ interest
  • Manage crowds at high traffic venues
  • Commit to a full day or ½ day shift, 9:30-1:30 or 12:30-4:30

Information Ambassadors will be supported by a team of Venue Captains.

In this role, you will be assigned to supervise volunteers at 3 to 5 venues in close proximity to each other.  You will:

  • Rotate between venues, supporting volunteers at each location
  • Take on logistics responsibilities
  • Act as liaison between volunteer coordinators and front-line volunteers
  • Be knowledgeable about the entire Doors Open program, especially the venues in your area
  • Cheer on our fantastic team!
  • Commit to at least 1 full day


Êtes-vous passionné par l’histoire, l’architecture et l’urbanisme? Souhaitez-vous approfondir vos connaissances et les partager avec les autres?

Le comité d’organisation de Doors Open Halifax sera bientôt à la recherche de bénévoles bilingues pour joindre à notre équipe, le 4-5 juin 2016.

Les journées portes ouvertes sont avant tout une célébration de notre patrimoine bâti. Notre programme regroupe 35 immeubles, dont des sites historiques, religieux, contemporains et industriels. À chacun des sites, une équipe de bénévoles sera sur place pour accueillir le grand public et pour répondre à leurs questions.

Inscrivez-vous pour devenir bénévole! Pour accéder au formulaire d’inscription,envoyez-nous un courriel au [email protected]com.