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Volunteer with us and stimulate your creativity while connecting with a network of people who share your passion. You'll instantly become an insider with information on new and exciting exhibitions, lectures and events on the built environment. New volunteers must complete the volunteer form.


Show us that you value the role good architecture, urban planning, and design in our everyday lives and help support our efforts in educating the public about the history and impact of Philadelphia's unique built environment! Your donation today will help us continue to produce high-quality, year-round programming, including:

  • DesignPhiladelphia | the oldest design event of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals through over 130 citywide events in October.
  • Constructing Play | an annual exhibition exploring the history of popular building toys from the past 175 years, accompanied by a series of kids/family workshops exploring play and its educational foundations.
  • Better Philadelphia Challenge | an annual international competition which challenges university-level students from around the world to address real-world urban design issues in Philadelphia.
  • Building Philadelphia Speaker Series | an engaging 10-part series taught by renowned local architects, urban planners, and historians on how Philadelphia became the city it is today.

Give + Get! To show you our heartfelt appreciation, we've put together some great "thank you" gifts.