Call for Volunteers: Doors Open – Open Studio Volunteer

Looking to lend a hand in helping the public better understand what architects do? Want to grow your network by lending your skills to help further the TSA’s public outreach efforts in the architecture and design industry? Come join us as a Volunteer for our Open Studio program during Doors Open Toronto 2023!

Each year, in partnership with the City of Toronto, the TSA enlists a select group of architectural practices to open their doors for the 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. The Open Studio program provides a unique opportunity to give the public unparalleled access to the offices and people that are shaping our city.

Our TSA Open Studio Volunteers provide enthusiastic support to the participating studios, being on-site at these firms helping with logistics throughout the day, greeting visitors, and helping 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?

TSA Open Studio Volunteers commit to helping out one of our participating studios for one full-day (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM) during the Doors Open weekend (May 27-28, 2023). New volunteers to this initiative will also be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour orientation session with the TSA on April 18, 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

Application Deadline | April 10, 2023
Information Session | March 15, 2023
Orientation & Training | April 18, 2023 (7:00 – 8:00 PM)
Doors Open | May 27-28, 2023


Ready to Volunteer? 

Please fill out our Application Form by April 10, 2023.


Still have questions?

TSA Volunteering Information Session

DATE | Wednesday, March 15, 2023

TIME |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION |  Online via Zoom

Register For Info Session


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.