• by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 30, 2013
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Location: HQ - San Francisco, CA
Start Date: August 16, 2013
Type: HQ Volunteer
Application Deadline: September 9, 2013

Event Background
Design Like You Give A Damn: LIVE! takes off for the 4th annual running. It is an event hosted by Architecture for Humanity to bring design experts and enthusiasts, industry leaders across disciplines and more together to address the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design and community development. Panel topics address cutting-edge topics and small-group workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge from expert panelists.

There is also a Design Open Mic featuring emerging and established designers and architects presenting their humanitarian projects and designs in a rapid-pace, back-to-back format. Your role will be to help plan and organize this event taking place on November 7th & 8th.

We're looking for a dedicated, energetic and outgoing volunteer to join the team to work towards the most successful event yet:)


  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Oversee the volunteers as Volunteer Captain. You will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to recruit volunteers and organize them for shifts at the event. You reach out to the volunteers to let them know their duties, schedule their shifts, gather their contact info, and coordinate a volunteer training, which you will be trained for.

  • Follow-up with in-kind donors
  • You will split this task with others on the team. You will help reach out to companies for in-kind items and services.

  • Coordinate the Design Open Mic participants
  • You will help organize the Design Open Mic portion of the event. Putting out requests for proposals to professional circles gathering those who wish to share their work and compete for a coveted prize.

  • Marketing and outreach
  • You will help spread the word and encourag attendance from:

  • architecture, design and construction firms
  • developers
  • real estate companies
  • product manufacturers
  • finance community
  • LinkedIn (300,000 design and construction professionals globally)
  • any other relevant attendees in the Bay Area / CA
  • Additional skills required (Please only apply if you meet all requirements)

    • Proficiency in English
    • Strong presentation skills and experience developing exhibits
    • Experience in administrative support and membership outreach
    • Self-directed with consistent follow-through
    • Flexible, agile and ability to learn quickly
    • Very organized and meticulous
    • Familiarity with Adobe CS programs
    • Good graphic design skills
    • Advanced communication skills; ability to interact with partners via phone and email
    • Creative, engaging, hardworking with a good sense of humor

    4 months (part-time; hours negotiable)

    To Apply
    If you wish to apply, please email your application to fallintern@architectureforhumanity.org no later than August 9, 2013. **Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.** Your email should include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Portfolio and/or work samples encouraged
  • A brief cover letter describing your experience, and why you are interested in working with Architecture for Humanity.