CAB Volunteer Training

Every two years, the Chicago Architecture Biennial welcomes local and international visitors to sites and programs across Chicago. CAB Volunteers hold the important role of welcoming and interacting with the public and helping make the topics explored by the Biennial accessible to diverse audiences.

CAB volunteers provide essential assistance to our team through greeting visitors, leading tours, and providing program and event support. There are opportunities to volunteer at events happening between September 17 and December 18, 2021, with the majority of shifts happening between September 17 and October 31. Locations include Bronzeville, Englewood, North Lawndale, Pilsen, Woodlawn, and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Interested in volunteering with the Biennial? Complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteer Training Sessions
View a recording of our Volunteer Training Session with the CAB team to learn more about the 2021 edition and how to support visitors this fall.

Volunteer Toolkit
This toolkit contains information about the Biennial, the 2021 edition, project venues, and volunteers roles and expectations.

Liability Waiver & Photo Release Form
Prior to your first shift, please complete the Liability Waiver & Photo Release Form and return to

Volunteer Shift Sign Up Form
Use the form above to sign up for volunteer shifts. The form will be updated every two weeks based on the following schedule:


We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments including the Delta variant and case numbers. All in-person engagements are being planned with COVID-19 guidance and align with current CDC recommendations and city/state guidelines. All CAB staff and volunteers will be required to adhere to these guidelines.