Register to volunteer for the upcoming OHNY Weekend, October 9 & 10, 2010. Deadline to register is September 8th!

We welcome all interested in NYC’s built-environment to help volunteer at OHNY’s 200 sites and 150 programs in all five boroughs at the 8th Annual OHNY Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2010.

OHNY Weekend celebrates New York City’s architecture and design through an annual program of public access to significant buildings and sites in all five boroughs.

OHNY’s mission
* promotes a greater appreciation of New York City’s built-environment;
* broadens public awareness by exposing a diverse audience to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design;
* educates and provokes discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation;
* showcases outstanding new work as well as buildings and structures of historic merit.

What You Need To Know Before Signing Up As an OHNY Volunteer:

Benefits of being an OHNY Weekend Volunteer
* meet New Yorkers and visitors who share your interest in architecture, design, history, and NYC’s unique built-environment
* receive a signature OHNY button that allows front-of-the-line access at non-reservation sites and programs during the Weekend
* celebrate at a wrap party for OHNY volunteers on Sunday evening

Volunteer Responsibilities
* volunteer for at least one four-hour shift on either Saturday and/or Sunday during the OHNY Weekend
* manage OHNY signup sheets, meet and greet visitors, manage lines and help fundraise
* work with Program and Site Sponsors (the owners and managers of the buildings and sites) to ensure that visitors are welcomed and follow any necessary requirements

* mandatory attendance at two-hour training session prior to OHNY Weekend (Tuesday, September 21 at 6-8 pm / Saturday, September 25 at 9-11 am)
* receive your site/program assignment and learn about what is expected of you as an OHNY Volunteer
* hear more about openhousenewyork and why our volunteers make OHNY Weekend a success
* pick up the OHNY t-shirt and button that all volunteers wear during the Weekend

Volunteer Registration Deadline: September 8th, 2010.

For more information contact:

Erika Burling
Volunteer Coordinator

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