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.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out this form:

A gathering of AIGA volunteers at a sign-in table.

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, photographers, 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 many 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: Support a specific task or event. This role is ongoing and requires more of a time commitment. Duties vary by committee. See below for our committees.
  4. Chair: Take charge of a specific task or event. Work closely with a director to put your ideas into action and help lead a committee to get it done. See below for open chair roles.
  5. Board Member: Want to make a bigger difference? Interested in committing to consistent volunteer work? Apply to become a board member!  Read more about Open Board Roles here

Interested? Fill out this form!


Current Leadership Opportunities

(last updated Jan 2, 2023)

Membership Promotions Chair
The Member Promotions Chair is responsible for organizing and coordinating regular membership promotions, with the goal of helping our members become more visible and feel supported professionally by AIGA Portland. This may include, but is not limited to:

– Finding members to promote via social media and email
– Communicating with members to learn about promotions and new work being published/created
– Coordinating with other Membership Team volunteers for writing, design, and other needs
– Work closely with the Membership Director to hit monthly goals.

Newsletter Chair
Create a new plan for engaging newsletter content. Source/edit content for the newsletter each month. Should have a working knowledge of Mailchimp. Excited to set up a system for gathering content from all board members on a monthly basis. Work closely with the Promotions Director.

Member Meetup Chair
Work closely with the Membership Director to plan recurring member meetup events. Help come up with fun event ideas, source event spaces, potentially find donors, and work with the promotions chair to get the word out to our membership. Must enjoy event planning!

Career Tools Chair
Plan and host events aimed at working mid-career designers with our Education Director. This person should be passionate about bringing about positive social change and educating fellow creatives through workshops and events. Willing to:

– Find speakers.
– Land sponsors
– Determine Topics
– Work closely with our Education Director.

Interested in a chair position? Please send a cover letter and resume to

Tell us why you’d be a good fit for one (or multiple) of the positions above and the Volunteer Director will be in touch to discuss the next steps!


Want to get even MORE involved? Awesome! Check out our Open Board Positions.