The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) is currently seeking volunteers to serve on four committees: DEAI Committee, Advocacy Committee, Collections Committee and Education Committee.
The new Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Committee is tasked with helping achieve the goals of the organization’s strategic plan to integrate and elevate principles of equity and inclusion throughout the organization. The ad hoc committee which will operate for approximately one year.
The Advocacy Committee supports a unique sense of place in Portland and takes public positions on vital matters in preservation supporting the past, present and future of Portland and its communities.
Committee members attend monthly meetings, research current issues in preservation, raise community awareness of issues, assist with outreach to local leaders, deliver written or oral testimony on policies and serve as AHC representatives on issue-based external committees convened by local, county and state bodies.
The Collections Committee reviews and makes collections management policy and deaccession recommendations, assists with artifact, library and archival inventory, cataloging, storage and other hands-on collection related projects.
The Education Committee assists program staff with an extensive roster of public programs and tours focused on Portland area architecture, history and culture.
For details about the committees, including any background/experience needed, and to sign up, visit visitahc.org/volunteer-opportunities.