Volunteer for the NPHM during the Chicago Architectural Biennial!

The Chicago Architecture Biennial will be an exciting time for NPHM, and an excellent opportunity to donate some of your time to the museum. Volunteers will benefit from three interesting and insightful exhibits, engaging stories and lectures, and lively conversation with museum staff, co-volunteers, and visitors. All of this, for just a small sacrifice of time! 

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers should enjoy and have the ability to work well with the public, and have the ability to be a professional representative of NPHM. Volunteers should be able to commit to 2 shifts during the 6 week course of the Biennial. The shifts will be 3 or 4 hours long. If a volunteer is interested in working more than two shifts, or shifts longer than 3 or 4 hours, that would be great! 

Volunteer Responsibilities:

Volunteers will be present in the exhibition space to answer visitors' questions and to help them engage the exhibits. Other opportunities may develop—stay tuned!

Volunteer Training:

Volunteers will select to attend ONE of the three training/“sneak peek” dates that we will be offering: 

Thursday, October 1st
Friday, October 2nd
Saturday, October 3rd

Times are yet to be determined. Refreshments will be provided. Additional information about each exhibit will be provided in advance of the training/sneak peek events.

For more information:


If interested in volunteering:

Please click THIS LINK to submit your name and information to our new Volunteer and Docent Coordinator, Katie Samples. Once she has received your form, she will add you to our volunteer list and will be sure to keep you up-to-date on all the latest developments of the volunteer program. 

Questions? Contact Katie Samples, Volunteer & Docent Coordinator at ksamples@nphm.org or 773.245.1621