Volunteer for the IALD Education Trust



Get involved in developing the future of architectural lighting design education by volunteering for the IALD Education Trust. Volunteers are needed for the programs below and for committee work and other tasks. If you have questions on the following volunteer opportunities, please send an email to Jill Mulholland, PhD, IALD Education Trust Coordinator, at jill@iald.org.

Here are four ways to volunteer for the IALD Education Trust:

1. BECOME AN AMBASSADOR.
The IALD Education Trust Ambassador Program partners IALD member lighting designers (Ambassadors) with academic institutions that offer programs in architecture, interior design, theatrical design and engineering. Ambassadors commit their time, energy and expertise to building lasting and supportive relationships with university architecture departments.

Click here to download additional information about the Ambassador Program and the role of Ambassadors. To become an Ambassador, please send an email to Jill Mulholland, PhD, IALD Education Trust Coordinator, at jill@iald.org.

2. REVIEW STUDENT PORTFOLIOS.
Each year, practicing lighting designers are needed to provide critical input to students' work during student portfolio review sessions at LIGHTFAIR International and IALD Enlighten Americas. The student portfolio review sessions are open to students, recent graduates and young professionals, and also contain a meet and greet portion for networking.

If you would like to volunteer to review student portfolios, then please send an email to Jill Mulholland, PhD, IALD Education Trust Coordinator, at jill@iald.org.

3. GUIDE STUDENTS ON TOURS OF THE LFI EXHIBIT HALL.
Each year, practicing lighting designers are needed to guide students on tours of the LFI Exhibit Hall. Volunteer guides for student tours give back to the profession and guide the future of lighting design by sharing the highlights of the trade show and answering questions about lighting design.

If you are planning to attend the upcoming LIGHTFAIR International conference and would like to volunteer to guide students on tours of the LFI Exhibit Hall, then please send an email to Jill Mulholland, PhD, IALD Education Trust Coordinator, at jill@iald.org.

4. DONATE AN HONORARIUM.
Oftentimes, lighting professionals may receive an honorarium for reviewing new products, identifying trends, providing training, or other efforts. The Time-in-Kind Program  invites lighting professionals or sponsoring organizations to donate their honoraria to the IALD Education Trust.

For instructions on how to participate in the Time-In-Kind Program, please click here, or send an email to Kelly Ashmore, IALD Manager Meetings + Professional Relations, at kelly@iald.org.
 

FIND A LIGHTING PROGRAM : SEARCH HELP

IALD Education Trust’s Find a Lighting Program feature includes four search options:

  • School, Region and Program Type can be searched using the drop-down menus.
  • To search by keyword, type in any word or phrase of interest (example: program’s name, company name, project name, zip code). The search will yield any profiles that include the keyword you’ve used, or will yield no results if your keyword is not found exactly as entered.

You can use one field or a combination of fields to locate the desired lighting program. If you are having trouble with the search, or need further assistance, please contact IALD Education Trust at jill@iald.org or by calling +1 312 527 3677.