Volunteer

Looking to immerse yourself in architecture, design, and Baltimore history? Want to share your love for Charm City with others? Doors Open Baltimore invites you to join our team of volunteers. We need volunteers to help check attendees in for our weekend in-person tours.

Tours are typically 1-2 hours long and mostly located in Baltimore City (we do have a few Baltimore County tours this year). Tours are scheduled between 10am – 4pm. Most tours are outdoors with some indoor stops. We will be in touch about tours that need volunteer help. BAF staff will also coordinate pickup of your Doors Open Baltimore t-shirt.

BAF is monitoring developments with COVID-19 and will follow Baltimore City guidance. Vaccination against COVID-19 is required in addition to mask wearing. Thank you!

Volunteer registration closes on Friday, September 24.

Volunteer Form
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your COVID-19 policy?

In response to COVID-19, we are requiring the following for all volunteers and attendees:

Proof of Vaccination

Masks/Social Distancing

Read Our Full 2021 COVID-19 Event Policy Here.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Click the registration form above. You’ll need to provide us with contact information and your availability. Close to the event, we will be in touch with you via email with your site assignment and day-of logistics information.

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers will be assigned to help with a tour. This will include greeting attendees and checking them in.

All volunteers must abide by our Volunteer Code of Conduct which is found below.

When do you need volunteers?

This year, we only need volunteers to help with our guided tours on the weekends.

Can I volunteer with a friend?

Absolutely! On your registration form, you can indicate the name of a friend with whom you would like to volunteer, and we will do our best to place you together. Spread the word, and tell a friend about volunteering at DOB!

What do I get if I volunteer?

All volunteers will receive a cool Doors Open t-shirt and the unending appreciation of the planning committee. This event is not possible without the help of volunteers like you. We will coordinate t-shirt pickup with volunteers ahead of your event.

Volunteering Code of Conduct

Doors Open Baltimore is an event that celebrates architecture and its ability to unite and inspire the citizens  of Baltimore City. As such, we ask that DOB volunteers make every effort to be pleasant, courteous, and helpful in all of their interactions with participants. Volunteers must arrive 15 minutes before their assigned shifts and remain on site for the duration. During DOB, volunteers are representatives of Doors Open Baltimore and AIA Baltimore/Baltimore Architecture Foundation. The following activities are prohibited during a volunteer’s shift:

  • Physical or verbal harassment of or discourtesy towards a staff member, fellow volunteer, or other participant.
  • Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs at any participating DOB sites, or arriving for a shift under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Bringing to a shift dangerous or unauthorized materials such as explosives, firearms, weapons, or other similar items.
  • Conduct endangering the life, safety, health, or well-being of others.

COVID-19 Policy

In response to COVID-19 we are:

Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Requiring Masks/Social Distancing

Read Our Full 2021 COVID-19 Event Policy Here.