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 & Volunteer Opportunities

(last updated November 1st, 2023)

Social Media Specialist

As the Social Media Specialist, you will work with a team to create posts and stories for our Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. You will bring creativity, technical skills, and a passion for social media.

  • Create templates that can be used now and into the future for spotlights, and other social media engagement purposes.


Are you skilled at capturing moments that tell a story? Join us as a photographer and help us document our events, initiatives, and community projects. Your lens can immortalize our journey and inspire others. If you have an eye for detail and a passion for photography, we want to hear from you!

  • Attend AIGA events and take photos.
  • Advise on photography best practices and contribute to AIGA brand standards.
  • Partner with the social media and marketing teams.

Design For Good Initiative Co-lead

The Co-lead would help lead the initiative in tandem with the Design for Good Director to divide up tasks, hold the project vision, and lead/onboard volunteers working on design, strategy, data analysis, copywriting, and research.

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.

Oversight Committee Member

This position provides valuable experience in initiative development, leadership, and community advocacy. It is also suited to individuals with an interest in gaining experience in the nonprofit sector, and anyone dedicated to bringing more transparency to the creative industry via diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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.

  • Manage attendee list and engagement.
  • Lead zoom meeting: introducing the objectives, keeping time and moderating the discussion.

TikTok Producer

Do you have a talent for creating fun and engaging content for TikTok and want to give back to the Portland creative community? This role is for you.

  • Attend AIGA events and create content for the TikTok platform.
  • Advise on TikTok best practices.
  • Partner with the social media and marketing teams.

Interested in a volunteer 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.