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

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE:

PR for Design Week AIGA Special Event (2 hours a week, until April 11th)

AIGA Portland is planning an experiential design even for Design Week Portland. We are in need of a PR person to help coordinate with Design Week and other organizations to push content and information about the event, and help set up Eventbrite. The ideal person would have a marketing and advertising background and be outgoing, self-motivated, and polite.

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE:
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.

CONTENT COMMITTEE:

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.

Blog Writer (However many hours you would like to devote)

AIGA Portland is looking for contributing blog writers for our website. You will work on your own, and with the guidance of the Communications Director and Blog Chairperson. This is a self-directed position. The ideal person would be self-motivated, and able to come up with creative blog posts on their own. We have a copywriter ready to help you with your posts. Past writers have written about: design events, interviewed designers in our community, and design books etc.

PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE:

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:

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.

DMOB COMMITTEE:

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.

Interested in volunteering? Have questions?

Email volunteer@portland.aiga.org to get in touch with our Recruitment Director.