Volunteer at AIA
Are you looking to develop your leadership skills? Expand your network? Be a mentor to up-and-coming leaders? AIA offers various volunteer opportunities to support your growth and development.
Get involved with volunteer opportunities
National committees are a great way to stretch your leadership and to connect the work of members and others to the AIA Strategic Plan. For more than 160 years, volunteers have devoted their time and talents to advancing the profession through AIA. Select from a range of volunteer opportunities assigned on a long-term, short-term, or even a one-time basis. If you have an interest in an area not listed or if you have talents that you wish to share, please let us know!
A commitment to diversity
AIA champions a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better environment for all. This goal has a direct impact on the profession’s relevance and the world's prosperity, health, and future. AIA’s volunteer member groups reflect the diversity of the global society and communities that it serves.
A look at how we all work together
Seeking leaders at the national level
- Are you an enterprising member with a passion for the future of the profession?
- Do you have unique knowledge or skills in emerging areas of practice?
- Do you have expert knowledge in human resources, or firm and practice culture, or in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategies in the workforce?
- Are you interested in building your expertise, networking skills, and learning from others?
- Do you have a strong desire to tackle the obstacles of the profession and in society, proactively?
Volunteer leadership is a great way to support the work of the profession and help advance AIA’s mission.
AIA Knowledge Communities
The best architecture and design information, education, and experts share their knowledge in various areas of practice.
Share your Board, Strategic Council, National Committee, and Award Jury recommendations.
2024 candidates for elective ofﬁce
Get details about the 2024 Annual Meeting and candidate declarations for elected national office, proposed amendments to AIA bylaws, resolutions, and important dates and deadlines for members.
Meet a few of our volunteers and read about their inspiring stories of paths to service.
Jessica Sheridan, AIA, and Jane Frederick, FAIA, discuss the value of volunteering with AIA.
Anna Wu, FAIA, shares her inspiring volunteer experiences.
Southern Ellis, AIA, shares how volunteering at AIA helped him grow as a leader.
Kevin Harris, Associate AIA, elaborates on how volunteering with AIA helped with his work and career.