Great Architecture Inspires. Share the Inspiration.
Volunteers present our Frank Lloyd Wright original sites and their historic neighborhoods in Chicago and Oak Park to an international audience, and help with special events and education programs. By donating at least four hours per month to the Trust's programs, volunteers share their knowledge and appreciation for architecture, design and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Our training program equips you to serve in a variety of volunteer positions. Continuing education opportunities engage volunteers and deepen their knowledge of history, art and architecture.
Join a community of like-minded individuals who cultivate lasting friendships, enjoy earned memberships, social gatherings, group excursions, access to an active online community, and shopping discounts.
Donate your time and talents:
Guest Service Host (Seasonal role)
Guest Service Hosts greet and orient incoming groups, explain tour options to guests, and answer a wide range of questions. Hosts distribute Acoustiguide recorded tours, and collect, refresh, and recharge Acoustiguides after use. Hosts may also help with Trust holiday, open house, or member events.
Interpreter (Tour Guide)
Volunteer interpreters enhance the guest experience of Wright’s original sites by providing factual information and background about the site in a poised, comfortable and engaging manner.
The training process to become an active interpreter at a Frank Lloyd Wright Trust site requires a minimum of 4 weeks, and depending on the candidate’s prior experience, may extend to 8 weeks of self-study, observation, and practice tours.
Enrichment lectures, programs and events are scheduled from time to time by the Trust and offered to volunteers free of charge. Volunteers who complete 48 hours of service each year receive a complimentary Trust membership. Lead tours of the Home and Studio, Robie House, the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District in Oak Park, Unity Temple, and The Rookery Building.
Ready to become a volunteer?
- Contact us for an interview.
- You will receive a link to access PowerPoint presentations, a resource fact sheet, and a required reading list.