Do you love Winnipeg? Do you love history? Do you love our city’s built heritage? Then, Doors Open Winnipeg needs YOU!




Heritage Winnipeg’s Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE annual event held on the last weekend of May, inviting the public to explore our built heritage treasures, cultural institutions and historic streetscapes. It is an opportunity for discovery, education, fostering community and appreciating Winnipeg’s architectural and cultural heritage. Over 500 dedicated volunteers make this event a success each year!

All Doors Open Winnipeg volunteer shifts take place throughout the city on the event weekend between 9:00am and 5:00pm, and are usually three to four hours in length. You can volunteer for multiple shifts if desired. There are two types of volunteers:

  • Ambassadors greet visitors, maintain a visitor count and help distribute information
  • Tour guides must be outgoing individuals, familiar with the building’s history (provided) and comfortable speaking to the public

All volunteers require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to follow direction, work independently and lots of enthusiasm for Winnipeg’s built heritage. If one of these positions describes your skills and interests, then we need you for Doors Open Winnipeg!

Your support will help us:

  • Foster public awareness and understanding of community history and local architecture
  • Encourage civic pride and active involvement in heritage conservative and development projects
  • Showcase buildings and properties to potential developers, tenants and conservationists
  • Recognize and celebrate those Winnipeg buildings which best exemplify the qualities and value of heritage

If you love being active in your city and community, have an interest in architecture, history, heritage or city planning, enjoy dealing with the public, and care about Winnipeg, then you will be the perfect fit! Help Heritage Winnipeg celebrate the stories our buildings tell!