Volunteer

Our volunteers drive IIDA Northland's success. Have fun while serving with others in the industry to make all of our events and programs the best they can be.

 

IIDA Northland Committees:

Communications

FAB Awards

Forums

Fusion

Vision

MinneCon

PIQUE

Student Affairs Committee

Student Advisory Board

Professional Development

 

For other volunteer related questions or comments, please contact volunteers@iida-northland.org

Get involved with IIDA Northland

IIDA Northland has many opportunities for volunteers to get involved.

Levels of Involvement:

  • Volunteer: Miscellaneous help at events or preparing for the event
  • Committee Member: Attend monthly meetings and support the overall needs and goals of the committee
  • Co-Chair: Partner with the board members in a leadership capacity to direct and organize the monthly meetings and support the overall committees goals.
Committee Descriptions (click to open) ▼

Advocacy: IIDA Northland and the ASID Minnesota Chapter have formed a joint political action committee to oversee the effort to monitor legislation for the industry. The coalition name is the Minnesota Interior Design Legislative Action Committee (MIDLAC).

Communications: Act as a brand ambassador and help promote IIDA through social media and other special projects.

Community Outreach: 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.

FAB Awards: 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.

Forums: Planning and coordination of monthly forums, including venue selection, food/beverage, marketing, and coordination of presenters and volunteers.

Fusion: 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.

Minnecon: 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, day of coordination, check in, marketing, and succession planning.

NCIDQ Roundtable: Oversee planning of venue, activities, finding a panel of 4 recent test takers that passed, food/beverage planning, expansion ideas on event, marketing, and day of check in.

Special Events: 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 event to run activities. Responsible for IIDA website updates within PIQUE site.

Vision: Assist in planning the Vision leadership breakfast, including venue selection, speaker selection, food/beverage, marketing event, coordination of volunteers, speaker transportation and accommodation coordination.

Volunteer Coordination: Monitor incoming "get involved" requests, committee needs requests, and match up potential volunteers with opportunities available.