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.
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:
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: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.
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.
Social Media Chair This role is devoted to monitoring, proofing, posting graphics, and responding to comments on our social media channels. AIGA Portland would love your ideas on how to grow our presence on Slack, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Looking for someone with good grammar/writing skills, and enthusiasm for supporting AIGA through our social channels. There is an opportunity for collaboration and having a committee of your own volunteers to help support these efforts.
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.