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.
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:
- 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.
- Design/Photography/Videography Volunteer: Help promote and capture AIGA events on an as-needed basis.
- 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
Career Tools Chairperson (1 year commitment, 2-3 hours a week)
Career tools is a quarterly lecture and speaking series planning 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 the link to read a more detailed job description.
Editorial Chairperson (1 year commitment, 2-3 hours a week)
The Editorial Chair works with the Content Director to help the development and implementation of AIGA Portland content, strategies, of AIGA Portland events and overall communications. The chair will ensure content communications are in alignment with AIGA National and AIGA Portland’s missions and goals. Work to present a clear, unified voice that is consistent with AIGA National ethics and communication guidelines.
Live Social Media Chairperson (1 year commitment, and needed for events)
The Live Social Media Chairperson reports to the Promotions Director. The chair is in charge of live posting content on Instagram and Twitter at AIGA events. If the chair is unable to attend the event, they will help find a volunteer to help with the event. The chair will work with the Volunteer Director to help recruit and train volunteers who can provide live social media support.
Partnership Committee Members (1 year commitment, 1-2 hours a week)
Do you enjoy networking and meeting new people? Are you business minded, love strategy, and want to connect with other business leaders in our community? AIGA Portland is looking for 2 committee members for our Partnership Committee. You will regularly meet and work with the Partnership Director to strategize and plan how to make an facilitate business partnerships. This is an amazing opportunity to network while also volunteering in service of AIGA Portland and the greater Portland design community.
Sponsorship Chair (1 year commitment, 1-2 hours a week)
Do you enjoy networking and meeting new people? Are you a self-motivated and goal orientated with the ability to thrive and work independently yet part of a small team. Do you love events and making new friends, and want to be a resource in bringing in sponsors and donations to support our community? AIGA Portland is looking for a strategic partner to work directly with our board members, overseeing sponsorship needs, obtaining donations and cultivating business relationships to support our initiatives, ongoing programs and special events. This is an amazing opportunity to network while also volunteering in service of AIGA Portland and the greater Portland design community.
DESIGN FOR GOOD COMMITTEE:
Design For Good Committee Members (1 year commitment, 2-3 hours a week)
The Design For Good Committee is looking for 2-3 leaders to help plan and facilitate AIGA Portland Design For Good events. Volunteers will connect and work with the Design for Good Director. Lead volunteers will help manage other volunteers, forge connections with design organizations in the community, and plan events.
dMob Series Chair (1 year commitment, 1-2 hours a week)
We are seeking a passionate individual to lead our popular dMob event series. This person will be accountable for producing 6 dMob events (every other month in 2019), managing relationships with local agencies to produce event branding, and scoping out new venues and bars. The ideal candidate is someone who is well-versed and relevant on the current design scene in Portland, not afraid to reach out to potential event new partners, and someone who will proudly represent AIGA Portland to talk to new faces at events. This volunteer position requires proper self-time management in order to efficiently help our team promote the events. Event planning experience is a plus, but not required.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE:
D&I Committee Members (1 year commitment, 1-2 hours a week)
We are seeking volunteers to help support our Diversity and Inclusion Director plan POC meetups and publish a newsletter. Volunteers would be responsible for helping the Director gather content specific to diversity and inclusion in the design community in Portland. Along with content from the broader AIGA community. The volunteer would assist in coordinating the monthly POC meetups.
D&I Youth Outreach Committee Members (1 year commitment, 1-2 hours a week)
We are seeking volunteers to help support our Diversity and Inclusion Director plan and develop a youth outreach program. Volunteers would meet once a month with the youth outreach team to develop and create design history presentations. Volunteers would assist in community outreach with local organizations whose focus is on youth education, minority demographics, art, tech, or design.
Portfolio review committee – Day of Event Coordinator (3 month commitment, 2-3 hours a week)
The Portfolio Review Committee is looking for a day of coordinator for our upcoming 2019 AIGA Portfolio Review. The coordinator will attend a few monthly portfolio review meetings closer to the day of the event, and work with the Education Director and Committee Chairperson. The tentative date for the event is June 22nd, 2019. The coordinator will be responsible for the catering for morning pastries and coffee and lunch, tables and/or tablecloth rentals if needed, manage additional volunteers the day of the event, and general help. This is a great opportunity to help with an awesome event, but for a short period of time. The volunteer needs to be available via email and in-person meetings with the Portfolio Review Committee between March and June of 2019 to finalize details of the event.
Interested in volunteering? Have questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our Recruitment Director.