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.

helping to funnel questions, needs, and finance information to the right AIGA Portland board member. Work closely with both the Membership & Education Director.


Current Leadership Opportunities

(last updated Oct 7, 2020)

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 Content Director.

Student Groups Chair
The Student Groups Chair is the point-person for all of our AIGA Portland-area student groups. They are responsible for working directly with the student groups’ faculty point person and student leadership, helping to funnel questions, needs, and finance information to the right AIGA Portland board member. Work closely with the Membership & Education Director.

BIPOC Hardware Grant Chair
Take charge of this brand new initiative! Work closely with our Equity & Inclusion Director to help find community sponsors who are willing to donate computers to recent BIPOC college grads in-need. This grant will allow the graduates to more easily apply for jobs and work remotely.

Career Tools Chair
Plan and host events aimed at working mid-career designers. 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.

Studio Tours Chair
The AIGA Portland Studio Tours Chair is responsible for planning and executing Studio Tours events for the chapter. Generally, there are 4 tours per year, with a mix of traditional design studios, in-house, and agencies.


– Community engagement related to Studio Tours
– Studio outreach
– Planning event
– Event promotion
– Day-of running of the tour

Expected Time Commitment:

Normal week: 0-1 hours
Week of event: 5 hours

AIGA Board of Directors Point-Person:

Programming Director or Vice President/President-Elect

Recommended Volunteers:

– Promotions volunteer (posting the event, promoting the event, post-event blog)
– Day-of social volunteer (live-tweeting/streaming via Instagram)
– Design volunteer (create assets)

Interested? 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 we will be in touch within 1 week of receiving your email to discuss the next steps!


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


Interested in volunteering at a committee level?

Please reach out to and someone will be in touch to discuss which committee you might be interested in helping out.

Our committees are:

  • Women Lead
  • Membership
  • Content/Communications
  • Design for Good
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Education