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
The Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an IIDA Northland member who has made an extraordinary contribution to IIDA Northland over the past year, through their time, effort, initiative, and leadership. Nominations will be reviewed by the IIDA Northland Executive Board, which consists of President, Past President, and President Elect. Winners will be announced at the 2018 FAB Awards. Make your nomination below!
IIDA Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form
Every event requires day-of support volunteers, with tasks varying from setup to check-in. If you’re curious about volunteering with IIDA Northland, this is a great way to dip your toes into the organization and start meeting people and familiarizing yourself with different types of events. See the volunteer sign-up form at the bottom of the page to help.
See volunteer form at bottom of page.
Ready for more? Become a committee member and directly affect the planning of a specific event or industry segment that you’re particularly interested in. Want to improve FAB, Fusion, or Minnecon next year? Join an event committee and make your voice heard. Want to develop a social media campaign to attract student volunteers? Join the Student Affairs Committee and reach out to design schools across the state. Want to introduce the industry’s latest projects to the public?Join the Forums Committee. See committee descriptions below for more information.
See volunteer form at bottom of page.
Interested in leading a committee? You and another co-chair will partner with the Board in a leadership capacity to grow and strengthen our events and presence within the community. Apply leadership skills and creativity to this unique position within the IIDA Northland chapter, and bring your innovation to our events and overall chapter direction. We recommend experience as a committee volunteer prior to becoming a co-chair.
See volunteer form at bottom of page.
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?
Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch!
New and Renewing Member Acknowledgement
- Be the point of contact for new and renewing members
- Send welcome communication and set them up with someone else on the committee to have coffee or phone call with the new member.
- Work with Communications to post member spotlights
- Work with VP and VP elect for member selection and help coordinate interviews.
- Check the website for new volunteer inquiries, and direct those people to the appropriate committees for placement.
- Assist other committees in helping promote volunteer needs.
- Promote volunteering for IIDA Northland and recruit as necessary in the community
Volunteer Training Co-Chair
Main tasks include securing venue (Annual Sponsor), planning food, work with social media planner to promote internally, modify content to present (this will mostly be provided by the board), schedule of events for the evening.
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).