As an Interior Design professional, you’ve committed your life to making a difference. If you are looking for another exciting way to put your skills and your time to use, we would love to have you as an IIDA volunteer.

We believe strongly that much of our core strength as a group comes from the talents and support of individuals like you. Volunteers for IIDA Indiana Chapter make up nearly every key position in our organization, from our board, to our committees, and even our partners. Our volunteers make selfless and committed contributions of time, talent, experience, and professionalism, and we believe they ultimately make a difference in our profession.

And you won’t only help our organization, you can also help yourself. Direct participation in the success of IIDA provides members with the opportunity to build personal and professional skills.

We look forward to working with you in the very near future!

City Center Committee Volunteers

IIDA City Center committee volunteers provide unique and innovative programs and events to the public and the design community. Currently, these committees assist at the local level in the development of the chapter, educational programs, community outreach programs, and fundraising events for the IIDA Indiana Chapter. Please contact Nicole Kurtz, Co-Vice President of City Centers, Indianapolis or Jerod Nelis, Co-Vice President of City Centers, Fort Wayne for current volunteer opportunities.

The IIDA Indiana Chapter Board

Nominating occurs every year in the first quarter and new positions (both elected and appointed) become available to join the IIDA Indiana Chapter Board. The IIDA Indiana calendar year is from July 1st to June 31st and a board position is a two-year commitment. Board members meet once a month for Chapter Board Meetings. Please contact Randy Veatch, IIDA President Elect, to obtain additional information if you are interested in applying.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be involved in one (or more!) of the following committees, please contact the corresponding chairperson. You may also contact Lindsay Schenkel, IIDA, Indiana Chapter President for other current volunteer opportunities within the organization.

Event Committees

Nivole Kurtz, Co-Vice President of City Centers, Indianapolis: CityCenters@iidaindiana.org

  • IDEA Awards
  • Avant Garb Fashion Show
  • Summer Event

Ft. Wayne City Center Committee

Jerod Nelis, Industry IIDA,Co-Vice President of City Centers, Fort Wayne: FortWayneCC@iidaindiana.org

  • Finance Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Student Affairs Liaison
  • Membership Committee

Communications Committee

Traci Ashcroft, Industry IIDA, VP of Communications: Communications@iidaindiana.org

  • Write / Contribute to the 4 Loop Newsletter and Website
  • Create Graphics for various IIDA Communications

Membership Committee

Jennifer Maynard, Industry IIDA, VP of Membership: Membership@iidaindiana.org

  • Assist in creating and sending out New Member packets
  • Assist in reaching out to New Members

Professional Development Committee

McKenzie Swihart, VP of Professional Development: ProfessionalDevelopment@iidaindiana.org

  • Create valuable CEU and Educational Programs for our Chapter
  • Create Social events for Networking

Student Affairs Committee

Larry Fuhs, Industry IIDA, VP of Student Affairs: StudentAffairs@iidaindiana.org

  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Jury Student Competitions
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Annual IIDA Indiana Chapter Student Competition Committee

Campus Centers


  • Purdue University