Doors Open Milwaukee in need of volunteers

Historic Milwaukee, Inc., a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization focused on promoting and preserving Milwaukee’s history and architecture, is in need of hundreds of volunteers for Doors Open Milwaukee 2014.


The annual weekend event, in its fourth year, enables the general public to tour more than 100 of the area’s most coveted buildings, including churches, offices, theaters, museums, hotels and university sites.

Tours of each venue are free.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, and will require at least 600 volunteers, according to Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Volunteer roles encompass four hour shifts of greeting visitors, distributing event material, managing crowd control, or stamping kids’ passports so they can keep track of their tours.

Volunteers can work as many shifts as they would like on Saturday and Sunday. Shifts are scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on both days.

Tours of sites are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with some buildings limiting their hours of operation.

Prior to Doors Open Milwaukee, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. will hold volunteer orientations on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants must only attend one.

During the event, volunteers will be able to pass up lines to venues and will also have an opportunity to attend a thank you reception.

For more information on volunteering or to sign up, visit

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