Volunteer Spotlight

Andrew Hinton

"I'm a big believer in Information Architecture as a community of practice, and I also believe it's good for such a community to have a "home base," especially if they're a virtual organization spread all over the globe like ours, which is why I got involved with starting the Institute in 2002."

Who: Andrew Hinton

Company: Vanguard

Title: Senior Information Architect

Most recent IA project: Various Vanguard sites.

Working on: Second Life Initiative, Local Groups Initiative

Learn more about me at: www.inkblurt.com


Who are IAI's volunteers? You!

The IA Institute's initiatives, projects and programs are all contributions of a hard-working, multinational group of members. Volunteers create, maintain, renew and drive initiatives such as the job board, discussion list, mentoring, translations, local groups, networking, and many, many more. Members like you establish our website design, structure and features.

Find a Project to learn about our active IA initiatives, or check out our volunteer opportunities for a quick look at current needs.

Project Leaders

We are always looking for volunteers to lead and participate in community initiatives and management of the organization. To support new initiatives, the Institute offers project leaders the following infrastructure:

  • Web space, wiki space, discussion list setup, and technical support
  • Public relations volunteers who will publicize your initiative
  • A volunteer coordinator who can help you find people with specific skills to help you develop your initiative
  • Access to our member database to find volunteers to help you with your initiative
  • A non-profit corporation (501c6) that addresses any legal and financial issues and ensures communal ownership of intellectual property
  • A board of directors, advisory board, and technical and project managers to review your proposed initiative, check in with you periodically, and provide technical, logistical, financial, and emotional support

There are many ways to get involved at the IA Institute. Contact volunteer @iainstitute.org to find your fit.

This page was last modified on November 18, 2013 11:13 PM.