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Volunteers needed for the first ever Doors Open Vancouver

September 9 2014

Orpheum Theatre
Photograph by Lucas Finlay

Volunteer to participate in the inaugural Doors Open Vancouver, a one-day event that will allow the public a free, behind-the-scenes look at popular and iconic Vancouver buildings on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

200 volunteers are needed to assist on the day of the event with:

  • Setting up
  • Greeting visitors
  • Leading tours
  • Promoting Doors Open
  • Encouraging public participation  

Sign up to volunteer

Featured buildings are located in three walkable clusters

20 Vancouver venues will be opened to the public to learn about civic services and to experience Vancouver’s architectural, design, engineering, and cultural heritage.

The event will feature buildings such as:

  • National Works Yard engineering operations facility
  • The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre
  • City Hall
  • The False Creek Energy Centre
  • Civic theatres, and more

A full venue list will be available on September 18, 2014.

Doors Open venues are located in three walkable clusters:

  • Downtown
  • Around City Hall
  • False Creek Flats

What is Doors Open?

Doors Open events are hosted in cities around the world, including London, New York, and Toronto, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants. This unique experience connects residents with the buildings they know, or are curious about, and provides them a look into the activities that normally take place behind closed doors.

Doors Open was a quick start action identified by the Engaged City Task Force to improve civic education and build awareness about the services people receive for their tax dollars.

The City of Vancouver is organizing Doors Open Vancouver in partnership with the Urbanarium, Vancouver Public Space Network, Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and Cascadia Green Building Council.

Learn more about the Task Force

Mayor's Engaged City Task Force

Mayor's Engaged City Task Force

The Task Force is examining how to increase neighbourhood engagement and improve the ways we connect with residents.