We Need Your Help
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we achieve at IIDA Northland. Every board member, committee member, and event organizer is a volunteer donating their time to this wonderful organization to make it better than before. Are you wanting to affect change in our local community of designers? We have opportunities at all commitment levels. Join us!
Volunteer of the Year Nomination
We are IIDA, together we make a difference. Let’s recognize the change-makers and powerful leaders who volunteer their time with the IIDA community. Nominations are open year round for the volunteers who inspire you. The winner will be announced yearly at FAB. Current volunteers are eligible for nomination, excluding current board members at the time of FAB.
Advocacy works both locally and nationally to promote, advance, and educate members and the public about the profession of commercial interior design.
Assist in managing and implementing all internal and external promotions — including the website, developing social media campaigns for multiple platforms, event marketing and graphics, monthly newsletter, blog posts, and other announcements within the chapter.
Coordination of quarterly Community Outreach Events with a goal of giving back to the community, advocating our profession, and allowing members to interact in a more meaningful way.
Oversee planning of the annual IIDA Northland award ceremony, including venue selection, food/beverage coordination, developing marketing materials and sponsorship opportunities, judge selection, and project entry coordination. Responsible for IIDA website updates, email blasts, and social media regarding FAB.
Planning and coordination of monthly forums, including venue selection, food/beverage, marketing, and coordination of presenters and volunteers.
Oversee planning of the annual IIDA Northland Fundraiser, including venue selection, food/beverage coordination, developing marketing materials and sponsorship opportunities, and judge and entertainment selection and coordination. Responsible for IIDA website updates, email blasts, and social media regarding Fusion.
Elevating the member experience through events, trainings and the appreciation party. Help connect members to professional resources and manage volunteer efforts within the member base.
Oversee planning of the annual IIDA Northland Minneapolis tradeshow, including venue selection, food/beverage coordination, developing marketing and sponsorship opportunities, and coordinating vendor booths. Responsible for IIDA website updates, email blasts, and social media regarding Minnecon.
Minnecon - Professional Development
Assist in planning CEUs and Keynote speaker at Minnecon. Assist in selection of CEUs, venue coordination, AV research, the day of coordination, check in, marketing, and succession planning.
Oversee planning of venue, activities, finding a panel of 4 recent test takers that passed, food/beverage planning, expansion ideas for events, marketing, and day of check in.
Coordination of Volunteer & Chapter Partner Appreciation Party, Members Only Forum, Women Run the Cities, and others as assigned.
Student Affairs – Campus Outreach: Coordinate and execute Campus Outreach strategy. Deliver IIDA message to surrounding schools, create social media posts to stay in front of students, develop marketing materials, and create monthly e-blast to students. Manage Student Advisory Board applications and selections into the program. Responsible for IIDA website updates relevant to Campus Outreach initiatives.
Student Affairs – INSIGHT: Coordination of INSIGHT mentorship program: responsible for modifying program applications as needed, review applications and lead the Student Affairs Committee in selecting mentor/mentee matches, responsible for notifying matches and ensuring connections have been made, develop content and execute kick-off event and winter event, and survey participants. Responsible for IIDA website updates within INSIGHT site.
Student Affairs – NEXT: Responsible for leading NEXT initiatives: continued effort to build awareness and increase participation from students in the competition, develop and host kick-off event, and integrate NEXT announcement into FAB Awards event. Responsible for IIDA website updates within NEXT site.
Student Affairs – PIQUE: Plan and execute PIQUE event: set timing and program for the day, research and select a speaker or workshop facilitator, recruit volunteers for the event where needed, coordinate transportation as needed, secure off-site locations if needed, and survey students. Work with MinneCon co-chairs and Professional Development co-chairs to align on timing and events for the day, be present during events to run activities. Responsible for IIDA website updates within PIQUE site.
Assist in planning the Vision leadership breakfast, including venue selection, speaker selection, food/beverage, marketing event, coordination of volunteers, speaker transportation and accommodation coordination.
Monitor incoming “get involved” requests, committee needs requests, and match up potential volunteers with opportunities available.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in a current opportunity?
See below for Volunteer form and please reference the opportunity you’re interested in.
Want to volunteer, but not sure what would be the best fit?
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Student Affairs Marketing Lead
We are looking for someone to manage all marketing and social media outputs for the Student Affairs committee! This person will work closely with the Student Affairs sub-committees to understand what events are going on, develop the social media content and schedules for the events, and then work with the Communications committee to implement those plans. This is a highly collaborative role but allows for independent work on your own time!
Student Affairs "NEXT” Innovator
“What is NEXT in design?” We are working on redesigning NEXT, a student design competition developed to think outside the box and reflect on current trends and ideas. We are looking for someone to take the lead on redeveloping this program, who is passionate about students and new ideas. Are you a visionary, dreamer, achiever or a get ‘er done er? Come join us!
Student Affairs Pique Co-Chair
Pique is the all-day student event held in conjunction with MinneCon and this committee is looking for someone with fresh ideas and a passion for students to come on board! Primary responsibilities are planning and executing unique events for the day such as interactive workshops, architectural or firm tours, and speakers like Ashley Mary. This new co-chair would attend this year’s event to “learn the ropes” but would not be responsible for planning the 2018 event.
Membership Social Media Planner
Coordinate with co-chairs of membership events to fill out forms for content, and schedule social media promotions with the communications team. The communications team will execute all posts.
Minnecon Committee Member
Volunteers meet monthly and can help with a range of tasks (Exhibitor organization, Guest Experience, Sponsorship, Graphics and Communication, etc).
Fusion 2018 Committee Member
Volunteers meet monthly and can help with a range of tasks (Fashion Team organization, Guest Experience, Sponsorship, Graphics and Communication, etc).