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What do OHC Volunteer Greeters do?

Volunteer greeters are stationed at the entrance to all OHC sites and spend time welcoming guests, answering questions and tracking visitor attendance. Greeters typically work one four-hour shift, which leaves plenty of time to explore the city the remainder of the weekend.

Why should I be a Volunteer Greeter?

In addition to meeting visitors from all over the world who share enthusiasm for the city and its architecture, OHC Volunteer Greeters receive:

  • A priority-access pass and admission to members-only sites for you and a companion
  • 50% off a CAF membership
  • 15% discount at the CAF retail shop
  • OHC t-shirt and lanyard souvenirs
  • Two free CAF walking tour passes

Volunteer Greeters are required to attend one 40-minute training session. Training sessions will take place in September. Exact times and locations to be announced by email in August.

Volunteer sign-up for Open House Chicago 2017 (October 14-15) will open in summer 2017. If you'd like us to notify you when the sign-up form becomes available click here to leave your name and email address and we'll send you an email reminder.

If you have any questions or inquiries about volunteering for Open House Chicago, please email