Become a Volunteer

Did you know AIGA DC is run entirely by volunteers? You can give back to your local creative community as well! Contributing your time and talents helps advance the design community in our Washington, DC, region.

AIGA DC has tons of opportunities to get involved. From one-time, day-of volunteering at an event to long-term volunteering by joining a committee, we’re looking for motivated creatives like you.

Prior to our events, we need help coordinating the program, making promotional materials, securing funds to cover program cost, and securing the speakers as well as a space to host.

At events, we need help setting up the space for guests, registering guests at check-in, controlling crowds, and tearing down the event. For day-of event volunteers, we ask that you arrive an hour before the presentation is scheduled to begin so you can help set up and connect with your fellow volunteers. At show time, you get to enjoy the presentation.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Attend events for free! It’s a thank you for your service
  • Network and make connections with your local community.
  • Your work will not go unnoticed. We highlight volunteers on our website, in our promotional materials, and during the event.
  • Depending on your volunteer commitment, we’ll pay you an honorarium.

General Volunteer Opportunities

We put lots of time and attention into the work before each event. We can always use more hands to help with these skill sets:

  • Logistics (ie. Setup /  Greeting / Cleanup)
  • Technology (ie. Zoom Moderator / Tech Support / Audio)
  • Event Planning (ie. Registration / Volunteer Coordinator)
  • Sponsorship (ie. Negotiation and Securing Funds)

Creative Volunteer Opportunities

Can you write engaging Insta captions? Are you the de facto family photographer? We can always use more folks to help with these engagements!

  • Social Media (ie. Branding / Copywriting)
  • Communication (ie. Blogging / Guest Speaker)
  • Design (ie. Promotional Material / Illustrations )
  • Photography (ie. Onsite / Floater At Events)
  • Videography (ie. Recording / Editing Footage)
  • Audio Production (ie. Mixing / Equalizing)

Committees and Initiatives Volunteer Opportunities

Want to volunteer for one to six months? Become a committee member for any these initiatives:

  • AIGA 50 / Fellow Award – Our awards recognition program. 
  • CreateAthon – A 24-hour creative marathon that serves nonprofits in the DMV. 
  • Creative Review – The annual portfolio review program.
  • DC Design Week – Our annual celebration of the DMV’s creative community.
  • Design Continuum Fund – Our scholarship fund for underserved, underrepresented students pursuing degrees in art and design.
  • Diversity, Equity Inclusion, & Accessibility – Our commitment to making DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility) a core part of the chapter’s mission and all of our programming. 
  • DotGov Design – Programs for folks working in the federal/government sector.
  • Mentoring / Speaking Series – Bringing DC metro designers and creatives to a local high school once a month to share their work, process, and experience. 
  • SHINE Mentoring – This program matches mentors and mentees around the DC design community looking to connect, challenge each other to grow, and collaborate on a project of their choice.

Learn more about our initiatives here

Become a Volunteer now!

To get started, please fill out our volunteer form below.