Ever thought about getting more involved with AIANH and/or your community? Now's the time! AIA New Hampshire has lots of ways to put creativity, energy, and passion to work.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference to your community, contribute to your profession, meet new people, and gain valuable skills.
What do volunteers do?
AIANH volunteers share their knowledge, creativity and passion in many ways, including:
- Joining a Committee. AIANH committees plan programs and continuing education offerings, guide the NH Forum Newsletter, the Learning by Design Program, public relations, the awards program, serve on the Disaster Assistance Team, and more. Find the committee for you!
- Participating in our Learning by Design programs in elementary, middle, and high schools
- Answering questions from the public about architects and architecture. Sign up to be a resource for reporters and to speak at community programs by calling the AIANH office, 603-357-2863.
- Mentoring emerging professionals
- Joining the Board of Directors. Are you interested in guiding the AIANH chapter? Call the AIANH office to discuss governance opportunities. Learn more.
More opportunities through Community Service
Architects are uniquely suited to advocate for more livable communities. They are trained to solve problems, make ideas visible, and synthesize fragmented parts into a coherent whole, all within the context of the built environment.
We encourage you to participate on local and state planning boards, neighborhood assistance programs, and to run for office.
AIA has some great information on How Architects Can Become Advocates for Livable Communities
Pro Bono Work
Many architects also offer pro bono services to various charitable organizations and programs such as Building on Hope. AIA National has created some Guidelines about best practices and strategies for pro bono work. AIA.org offers a suite of tools for effective decision-making when considering pro bono work.