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.


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 Positions


Are you interested in attending AIGA events for free? Do you own your own DSLR camera and love to take candid photos of people? We are looking for volunteers interested in taking photographs of our AIGA events. Events are typically a few hours long and provide great networking opportunities for our volunteers. (Event by event commitment)

Copy Editor Chair

AIGA Portland is the go-to resource for the local design community, driving dialogue and growth through our initiatives. To support this effort, we have a Communications team that works with all types of writers generating all sorts of written content.

We are looking for a Copy Editor Chair to help us refine and maintain our AIGA voice in written materials, including event descriptions, event recaps, op-ed pieces, marketing campaigns, and more. As a Chair, you will also help in delegating and working with other volunteer copy editors. (One-year commitment)

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Volunteers

AIGA Portland is interested in hearing from volunteers who would like to help on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Please contact us if you are interested in helping us plan events which promote diverse voices in our design community. (One-year commitment)

Career Tools Chair

Career tools is a quarterly lecture and speaking series planned by AIGA Portland. The Career Tools Chair would work closely with the Programming and Promotions Directors to help plan and execute these events. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in networking with prominent design professionals in our community. Click here to read a more detailed job description.

Interested in volunteering?

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

Volunteer List