Call for Volunteers | Open Studio Volunteers
Looking to grow your network while lending your skills to furthering the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)’s architecture and design public outreach efforts? Want to lend a hand in helping the public better understand what architects do? Come join us as a volunteer for our Open Studio program during Doors Open Toronto 2022!
Each year, in partnership with the City of Toronto, the Toronto Society of Architects enlists a select group of architectural practices to open their studio doors for Doors Open weekend to introduce the public and aspiring young architects and designers to the world of the architectural studio. The selected practices range from young, up and coming firms to large established studios working on a wide variety of projects – giving the public unparalleled access to the offices and people that are shaping our city.
Our TSA Doors Open volunteers are enthusiastic ambassadors for the TSA and architecture. They provide support to the participating studios, helping with logistics throughout the day, greeting visitors and help answer questions about architecture and the TSA in general. TSA Doors Open volunteers are reliable, out-going and resourceful. They are passionate about architecture and enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.
What to expect as a TSA Open Studio Volunteer
TSA Open Studio volunteers commit to helping out one of our participating studios for one full-day (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM) during Doors Open weekend (May 28-29,2022). New volunteers to this initiative will also be required to attend one mandatory 1 hour training session with the TSA in late April and complete a short online course on accessible customer service (30-40 minutes). After Doors Open, volunteers will be asked to provide feedback on their experience and what can be improved in future years.
Important Dates for 2022
- Expression of Interest Deadline | April 12, 2022
- Information Session | March 31, 2022
- Orientation and Training | Late April/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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us match you to the best studio, please include in your email a little bit about you and why you would like to volunteer in this initiative.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.