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

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Current Leadership Opportunities

(last updated April 23, 2023)

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.

Grant Writing Chair
This role works with our leadership team to research and apply for grants that will help fund our community-focused initiatives. Grant writing and management experience is a plus for this position.

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!

– 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
This role is devoted to sending out our monthly newsletter and other AIGA mass emails when necessary. The Newsletter Chair works closely with the Social Media Chair and Promotions Director to ensure that members are in the know about what is going on within AIGA Portland and the Portland creative community. Experience with Mailchimp is helpful, as is a desire to keep up on the latest events! Newsletter Chair may be asked to attend Promotions Committee meetings and collaborate as needed with the Social Media Chair and content team.

Work in Progress (WIP) Chair
Do you love looking at design and providing feedback? We are looking for creatives who want to volunteer to facilitate WIP. WIP is a monthly meetup where we provide feedback to peers on work in progress. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to lead the zoom meeting by introducing the objectives, keeping time and moderating the discussion.

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 next steps!


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