Doors Open Vancouver – Call for Volunteers

Do you love architecture, design, and sustainability? Do you take pride in Vancouver? If so, volunteer with Doors Open Vancouver (DOV)!

Vancouver’s second DOV event takes place on October 2 from 12pm – 7pm and October 3 from 10 am – 5 pm.

What happens at DOV? We throw open the doors of popular Vancouver buildings to the public! People enjoy free, behind the scenes access to Vancouver venues and can learn about civic services while experiencing Vancouver’s architectural, design, engineering, and cultural heritage.

Last year we had over 8,600 visits to 20 buildings — and the event was a success because of the nearly 200 volunteers who made the visitor experience so special. (Here’s a look at the volunteer experience during DOV 2014.)

So, once again, the City is seeking committed volunteers to assist the day of with set-up, greeting visitors, leading tours, social media, and encouraging public participation. We are particularly interested in volunteers who can speak a second language who can provide translation services for our visitors.

As a DOV volunteer, you will meet likeminded individuals, get an invitation to our exclusive wrap party, receive a collectable DOV t-shirt, and more!

If this sounds like you, register to volunteer at doorsopenvan.ca. Short training sessions will take place in mid-September.

Doors Open was a quick start action identified by the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force. Doors Open Vancouver is brought to you by the City of Vancouver in partnership with Vancouver Public Space Network, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Tourism Vancouver, and Cascadia Green Building Council.

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