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Call for Planning Volunteers: 2024 Seattle Design Festival

Do you want to play a crucial role in shaping the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) and connecting with the local design community? If so, we invite you to join us as a planning volunteer for the 2024 Seattle Design Festival.


Planning Team Volunteer Commitment

As a planning volunteer, you will commit to a bi-weekly schedule of meetings from February through August. In addition to these meetings, you may be asked to contribute to subcommittee work as needed. On average, you can anticipate a monthly commitment of 5-6 hours with an increased commitment in August to implement the Festival.

We are looking for volunteers who are

Passionate: Your enthusiasm for design, architecture, urbanism, arts, public programming, or event management will be the driving force behind our collective success. Importantly, you do not need to be a design professional to be part of this team; all skill sets are welcome!

Relationship Builders: Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will work closely with community partners to help bring their programs to life.

Collaborative: We need individuals who are willing to step up and assist when required, fostering a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Reliable: You should be able to attend all core team meetings and deliver on commitments to ensure the smooth planning and execution of the Festival.

Primary Duties

Developing the 2024 Call for Proposals: This document outlines how our community can participate in the Festival scheduled for August. Your creative input and organizational skills will be crucial to this process.

Connecting with the Community: You will play a vital role in communicating and promoting the Call for Proposals to the local design community.

Reviewing Submissions: You will be responsible for evaluating and selecting proposals from the community, ensuring that the Festival showcases engaging programs and experiences.

Supporting Festival Partners: Once proposals are accepted, you’ll work closely with partners to ensure they can bring their ideas to life effectively.

Working with Day-of Volunteers: During the Festival, you will collaborate with day-of volunteers to implement all Festival elements and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Budget + Resource Management: You will be operating within the budget provided by the Festival staff, ensuring that resources are allocated wisely.

By becoming a planning volunteer for the 2024 Seattle Design Festival, you will be contributing to the vibrant creative community of Seattle and helping us create an unforgettable event. Join us on this exciting journey to make the Seattle Design Festival a success!

If you are interested in joining our team, please email your statement of interest to by December 15.