Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Current volunteer opportunties are listed below. For additional, ongoing opportunities, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page on our website.

Accessibility Producer
Calendar/news editor
Grant Researcher/Writer
Library contributors
List archivist
Local Group Leaders/Student Leaders
Mentoring Program Manager
Mentoring Program Coordinator
Mentoring Program Website/Database Developer
Photographers, Amateur and Otherwise
Resource Editors/Content Designers/Graphic Designers
Website Developers
Translations Team Members
New Initiative Leaders

Accessibility Producer - Audio/Video Transcriber for the Hearing Impaired

We have added an Accessibility team to our Translations Initiative. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our community can experience and learn from podcasts and other audio/video content. We currently require a volunteer to research and/or produce video transcription for our World IA Day Conference video podcasts. Requirements include an understanding of video accessibility issues for the hearing impaired. Solutions can include either doing the actual transcription yourself or researching organizations that might donate transcription services. Additional volunteers who are interested in accessibility are encouraged to participate in improving the accessibility of our information.

To join the team, visit the TIA: Translations of IA Articles.

Calendar/News Editor

Posts sponsor and local group events and news items. We are specifically looking for people who can report on activities outside the US, UK and Canada and translate items to local languages.

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

Grant Researcher/Writer

If you have experience researching non-profit grants and would like to help the Institute research grant opportunities and approach and work with funding resources to support our infrastructure development and member initiatives, please contact us at volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

Library contributors NEW!

Find and post 2-4 entries per week to our library database (need to develop criteria, would work with board members Shari Thurow and Dan Klyn)

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org. Visit the [IA Library] wiki page for more information about this initiative.

List archivist NEW!

Catalog important threads on iai-members both as a community resource (classic threads on what is IA, books to read, getting a job) and as resource for board strategy (eg. Maturing a Practice, Damned 40 Dollars)

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

Local Group Leaders

Be a Local Leader — Local Group leaders needed to organize local IAI groups, including local summits, presentations, cocktail hours, etc. This is an ongoing commitment of a few hours a month to organize and attend meetings of your group's choice. Visit the [Local Groups] wiki page for more information.

Be a Student Group Leader – Similar to local group leader, but works with students in a mentoring capacity, preferably affiliated with a university. Visit the [Student Groups] wiki page for more information.

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program Manager: The leader of the mentoring program will manage a volunteer team to administer and develop improvements to the current mentoring system to ensure fruitful and timely communication among participants.

Mentoring Program Coordinator: Along with the project manager, you will review new registrations, suggest potential mentor matches and make introductions where necessary. You will provide monthly updates to members on mentor availability and new program features. This position requires some experience with mentoring, since often our protégé applicants need assistance in developing goals and approaching mentor candidates.

Mentoring Program Website/Database Developer: You will work with the IA Institute technology team to develop requirements/recommendations for integrating mentoring system functionality into the new member database system (Drupal based) we are investigating to replace our current system.

Mentor: You can register as a mentor by filling out our Mentor Registration Form. Additional opportunities for mentors include hosting local mentoring groups, such as peer coaching or speed networking events. Visit our Mentoring website for event planning resources.

To join the team, contact mentoring[at]iainstitut[dot]org.

Photographers, Amateur and Otherwise

The IA Institute is about people meeting people, informally and at planned events. If you have any photos from IA Institute related activities, send them to us at operations[at]iainstitute[dot] org

Resource Editors/Content Designers/Graphic Designers

We are creating resource packages for new members, mentors/mentees, students, job seekers, volunteers, researchers, press, etc. based on our IA Networking Guide. Each package would be a collection of how tos and important resources for each audience.

If you have a knack for analysing and illustrating user processes and scenarios, let us know. Wolf Nöding's Networking Guide is a fantastic illustration of how IA pros meet and interact through the IA Institute. We would love to incorporate similar diagrams outlining how to get or become a mentor, how to create a local group and how to apply for a grant.

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

Website Content Designers

If you have a knack for analysing and illustrating user processes and scenarios, let us know. Wolf Nöding's Networking Guide is a fantastic illustration of how IA pros meet and interact through the IA Institute. We would love to incorporate similar diagrams outlining how to get or become a mentor, how to create a local group and how to apply for a grant.

To join the team, contact volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

New Initiative Leaders

We are looking for experienced IA practitioners to lead a number of ongoing projects, primarily re-imagining the presentation of our online resources: IA Library and Tools, IA Courses and Degree Program listing, IA Network listings. Some suggestions for future projects have included improvements to the IA Directory map, developing a "Mentoring Marketplace," reviving various IA Industry Surveys, etc.

If there is a topic or tool that you would like to develop for our members, send your suggestion to us at volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

If you have an idea for a new initiative, visit the Initiative_Setup_Procedure page and follow the instructions.

Local Groups

Be a Local Leader — Local Group leaders needed to organize local IAI groups, including local summits, presentations, cocktail hours, etc. This is an ongoing commitment of a few hours a month to organize and attend meetings of your group's choice.

To join the team, visit the Local Groups.

Website Developers

IAI is looking for volunteers with php skills and/or experience with MovableType to help publish some exciting new language sites, content, and pages. Join the website team and get a chance to help a great global project launch on the web.

To join the team, contact volunteers[at]iainstitute.org.

Photographers, Amateur and Otherwise

The IA Institute is about people meeting people, informally and at planned events. If you have any photos from IA Institute related activities, send them to us at operations[at]iainstitute[dot] org

To join the team, contact volunteers[at]iainstitute.org.

Translations Team Members

Join a language team! Teams need assistance with translation, navigation, and moving translated content into the new website framework. If you aren't able to translate the words but have html/css knowledge, you can still make a great contribution to the web development. Many sites are translated and ready to go, we only need a few of your hours to bring them to the public.

If you don't see your language or if your language site seems to be a bit low on content, we'd love to have your help! We have a list of articles waiting to be translated from English to your language. In fact, we would love to find out what is going on in your area and provide details to our members in your language. If you have news, events or articles you would like to submit, we can add them to your language site. We can also add articles translated to English to bring thought leadership to a wider audience.

To join the team, visit the TIA: Translations of IA Articles.

New Initiative Leaders

We are looking for experienced IA practitioners to lead a number of ongoing projects, primarily re-imagining the presentation of our online resources: IA Library and Tools, IA Courses and Degree Program listing, IA Network listings. Some suggestions for future projects have included improvements to the IA Directory map, developing a "Mentoring Marketplace," reviving various IA Industry Surveys, etc.

If there is a topic or tool that you would like to develop for our members, send your suggestion to us at volunteer[at]iainstitute.org.

If you don't have time to volunteer right now but know of tools and resources that our members may benefit from, please let us know:

The IA Library is a repository of information about Articles and Papers, Blogs, Columns and Journals, Books, Organizations, Conferences and Mailing lists, Presentations and Web Sites and Resources. Submit library resources via our Library Suggestion Form.

IA Tools include document templates, process map posters and other tools to help you in your practice. Submit your tools to iatools [at]iainstitute[dot]org.

Last edited 23 May 2014 by whysel