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Read more about opportunities to volunteer with SAF and complete your Volunteer Information Form today!

TOUR PROGRAM

SAF conducts high-quality, guided architectural walking tours of downtown Seattle and selected neighborhoods. The tour season begins in April and runs through December. Tour guide training takes place once a year, usually in the spring. If you are looking to get involved in other ways, we can always use help with research and script development. From time to time, we also need docents for special events.

Tour Guide Training
March 23 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SAF tour guide training only takes place once a year and you must attend the all-day training. The focus is on developing the presentation/public speaking skills needed to become a SAF tour guide. We will also provide you with an introduction to architectural styles, and more detailed information about SAF and our tours. In advance of the training you will receive a tour script to review (but you are not expected to learn it). The day also includes a light breakfast and lunch and all materials. You will work alongside an experienced tour guide/mentor throughout the day and throughout your training who will provide coaching and answer questions you may have.

In addition to the day of training, you will need to be available for two additional activities, a practice tour/walk-through and a free public tour with an audience. You will work in a small group alongside your tour mentor during these sessions. Each group will be learning a different tour, so it’s important that you be able to attend both sessions in the group.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

SAF offers educational programming for kids ages 5-16 with an intention to give students hands-on opportunities to shape their own community as well as learn about architecture and design. Volunteers can assist with weekend workshops for teens and families, school-based programming, or lead tours for youth and families.

MODEL EXHIBIT

SAF’s annual model exhibit is organized around a special theme and hosts physical models, digital models, and/or renderings. The exhibit is free to the public and seeks to increase public understanding and appreciation for the process of design. Volunteers play a role in planning and producing all elements of the exhibit.

SPECIAL EVENTS & SKILLS

SAF is always looking for volunteers with special skills to work on short term projects including photography, data entry and other administrative tasks. We also run a number of special programs each year including multiple fundraising events known collectively as Design Soiree. For these events we are looking for people who are interested in supporting the hosts with planning assistance and day of logistics.

DESIGN IN DEPTH LECTURE SERIES

This program increases public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design through a variety of lectures, panels, forums and one-time presentations designed to stimulate conversation and engage the community. Volunteers are responsible for developing and implementing all presentations. This committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 PM.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

The purpose of this committee is to make every effort to give SAF volunteers the best possible experience for their volunteer service. Committee members are responsible for developing programming to support volunteer recruitment, training and retention. These efforts may include both educational and social networking opportunities open to all SAF volunteers.
 

ADDRESS

Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.667.9184

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