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Call for Volunteers | Doors Open Volunteers (Event Photography)

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Are you a camera savvy individual with a keen interest in networking, architecture, event photography and videography? Want to lend a hand in helping us share what we do? Come join us as a volunteer for Doors Open Toronto 2022!

Each year, in partnership with the City of Toronto,  the Toronto Society of Architects organises three unique programs as part of Doors Open Toronto weekend— walking tours, Architects Talk panel discussion, and Open Studio. These programs are designed to provide unique opportunities to better understand what architects do and promote understanding and public appreciation about architecture.  

With over a dozen participating TSA sites, volunteer photographers are a primary source of documentation during Doors Open Weekend. TSA event photography volunteers are reliable, resourceful and outgoing partners who help us document what is happening and share it with the world. While working independently in the documentation of events, they are collaborative and communicative in the development of documentation goals—working with TSA staff and initiatives leads to developing a shared plan and sharing new ideas of how to best capture the perfect moment. 


What to expect as a TSA Open Studio Volunteer 

TSA Doors Open photography volunteers commit to helping out one during one full-day (10:30 AM – 5:30 PM) during Doors Open weekend (May 28-29,2022). As assigned, they will be responsible for documenting TSA Doors Open events, venues and people. There will be one meeting in early May  prior to Doors Open weekend with TSA staff and Initiative Leads to develop a photography and videography plan. Photographers must have their own equipment.

For 2022, we are looking to increase the social media presence of the TSA during Doors Open weekend, which might involve short instagram live videos at different site locations and postings throughout the day. 

Important Dates for 2022

  • Expression of Interest Deadline |  April 12, 2022
  • Information Session | March 31, 2022
  • Coordination Meeting | Early May , 2022  
  • Doors Open Toronto 2020 | May 28-29, 2022

Expression of Interest

Ready to volunteer? Send us your name, contact information and availability during Doors Open weekend to tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca. Please also include some samples of your photography and social media handles that showcase your work.


Have more questions about this or other TSA volunteering opportunities? We will be offering a virtual TSA Volunteering Information Session on Thursday, March 31 at 12:00 Noon  to answer any questions you might have!  If you can’t make it, you can also send your questions to tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca and we’ll answer as soon as we can! 


TSA Volunteering Information Session

DATE | Thursday, March 31, 2022
TIME |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION |  Online via Zoom, link to register here.

Register for the Info Session Here


Check out the rest of our Spring/Summer 2022 Volunteer Opportunities HERE!



About the Toronto Society of Architects

Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-led organization dedicated to bringing people together to discuss, learn and explore around our shared passion for the built environment.

We are committed to the betterment of our city and have played an important advocacy role throughout Toronto’s history. We do this through a wide range of programs which foster welcoming and inclusive forums for debate and the exchange of ideas, stimulating critical thinking about the design and building issues of our time. Our public programming is complemented by initiatives supporting the personal growth and professional development of over 2000 TSA members. Membership is open to everyone and welcomes design professionals, students and the general public. 

The TSA is a Society of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), which is the licensing and regulatory body that governs the practice of architecture in Ontario.

About Doors Open

Canada’s largest event of its kind and one of the three largest in the world, Doors Open Toronto provides an opportunity for the public to see inside architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations since its inception in 2000.