Volunteer

Share the stories of Elgin's historic homes

Interested in Volunteering?

Every year, the House Tour is a success due largely to the 400+ volunteers that commit their time both during the weekend of the tour and the entire year leading up to it.  We are always searching for people to help share the history of Elgin's home with the community. Please take a moment to read about the different volunteer positions available within the tour.

Tour Docent

These people are the true storytellers: they are stationed at the houses to share the story of each home with visitors.  Generally just working a 3-hour shift on one day, this job allows plenty of time to visit all the homes on the tour and a complimentary ticket to the tour. Additionally you will have access to a volunteer tour preview night where you will get to visit some of the homes before the general public.

Interested? Send an email with your contact information to:

historicelginhousetour@gmail.com

Registration Volunteer

These are the people who get it all started.  This position is perfect for someone social; you’ll get to meet all the attendees.  Selling tickets, handing out booklets and answering questions- you definitely won’t be bored with this job! You will also receive a complimentary ticket to the tour. Additionally you will have access to a volunteer tour preview night where you will get to visit some of the homes before the general public.+

Interested? Send an email with your contact information to:

historicelginhousetour@gmail.com

Poster Distribution

Help us spread the word! Get the city excited about the house tour by delivering event posters to local businesses. Each volunteer will deliver approximately 8-12 event posters to a concentrated region of Elgin or Dundee. You will also receive a highly discounted ticket to the tour. 

Interested? Send an email with your contact information to:

historicelginhousetour@gmail.com

Steering Committee

These are the people worked behind the scenes working throughout the whole year to bring you one of Elgin's favorite events. We are always looking for new talented individuals to help us grow and give tour attendees the best the tour possible. If you are interested in helping us please contact us at: historicelginhousetour@gmail.com