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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.