Volunteer With AIA Chicago

Join a volunteer community and make a difference together

Current Volunteer Opportunities

AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Design Excellence Awards

College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, Second Year Final Coach House Project by Gemma Brizzolara

Editorial Committee

The AIA Chicago Editorial Committee will serve as an advisory committee to the staff at AIA Chicago, providing project, cultural, and member insight and content for consideration across the multitude of media platforms that serve membership, including Chicago Architect magazine, online articles, social media, and e-communications. 

Submissions open: Now available
Submissions close:
Friday, June 2, 2023

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AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Design Excellence Awards

Become a Delegate for AIA Chicago

AIA (National) Annual Meeting Delegate

Becoming a delegate is an exciting way to shape the ideas and issues that matter most to our profession. Volunteer delegates vote on behalf of our local members on issues including candidates for national officers on the AIA Board of Directors and resolutions and amendments to national bylaws. The total time commitment for being a delegate is less than five hours.

Submissions open: Now available
Submissions close:
Thursdsay, May 11, 2023; 11:59pm

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AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Design Excellence Awards

Matt Dumich presenting to AIA Chicago Bridge participants
© AIA Chicago/Ashley Spell

Firm Ambassador Program

The AIA Chicago Firm Ambassador Program connects firms with the local AIA chapter and seeks to build a strong bridge between the two.

Each participating firm selects one staff member to be the AIA Chicago Ambassador, preferably an Associate AIA member, but also open to those working in administrative or marketing roles.

This is a Pilot Program in a testing phase.

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Join a Knowledge Community or Affinity Group

One of the best ways to get involved is through a Knowledge Community or Affinity Group, which are professional-based or identity and mission focused groups for sharing information and networking.

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Stay Up-To-Date

Be sure to sign up to receive AIA Chicago’s emails for the latest news calls to volunteers.

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Don't see a volunteer opportunity that interests you? Contact our staff to help place you in the perfect role.

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Check out our Volunteer Fair

Every winter, AIA Chicago hosts a Volunteer Fair, which is a perfect opportunity to virtually jump around and meet with the groups that interest you. You can watch the recording of our 2022 Volunteer Fair below.

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