AIGA Portland is an all-volunteer organization and is only as good as its dedicated volunteer team. It takes smart, creative people like yourself to make it happen.

Who volunteers for AIGA Portland?

People that design, people that support design, and people that work with designers. Sound like you? Most of our volunteers are print designers, interactive designers, copywriters, art directors, small business owners, and more.

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Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet other creatives with similar interests, hone your professional craft, as well as give back to the creative community. Plus, without you we couldn’t do what we do!

Volunteer Opportunities at AIGA Portland

We have three ways of volunteering:

  1. Day-of Event Volunteer: Offer day-of event help on an as-needed basis. Examples of tasks include: helping with set-up, staffing registration, greeting guests and helping with tear-down.
  2. Design/Photography/Videography Volunteer: Help promote and capture AIGA events on an as-needed basis.
  3. Committee Volunteer: Take charge of a specific task or event. This role is ongoing and requires more of a time commitment. Duties vary by committee.

Open Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Content Specialist and Designer
We are looking for a volunteer who will work directly with the Volunteer Director. The volunteer would help manage the volunteer opportunities section of our website by posting new postings and remove old postings. They would make sure that volunteer roles are posted in our newsletter. They would help manage our Welcome to Portland page, by adding and managing our list of studios and agencies. Ideally, this person is interested in assisting to help recruit volunteers through crafting and designing social media graphics and text which promote opportunities for volunteers. This intended as a long-term one-year commitment and would be roughly 2-3 hours a week.

Photography Chairperson
Are you a skilled photographer with your own equipment? We are looking for someone who will help manage our photography needs. The photography chairperson would attend AIGA events and take photos. When the chairperson cannot attend they will find an equally skilled photographer to go to the event instead. Ideally, this person is well connected with other photographers and in an excellent communicator.

Street Team!
We need 5 or 6 people who are interested in helping us promote events, but taking posters and postcards to various neighborhoods. This would be an infrequent task, and should only take a few hours at most.

Interested in volunteering?

Email volunteer@portland.aiga.org or fill out the form below to get in touch with our Volunteer Director and learn about current opportunities.

Volunteer List