Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

Make a difference in improving gender equity in the design sector. IDI is looking for 2 WhyDesign volunteers across the field of event management, graphic design and communication campaigns.

Do you want to help make a difference in improving gender equity in the design sector?

Then volunteer with us!


WhyDesign is an IDI initiative working to address the gender imbalance in the Irish design industry, by showcasing influential female Irish designers and bringing the community together for an annual International Women’s Day event.

We are looking to recruit at least 2 new volunteers to help update our collection of online interviews at and assist in organising our annual event in March. 


Our small and welcoming steering group meets regularly online in the run up to International Women’s Day, working together to execute the programme of activities.


Areas we need support with include:

  • Graphics creation
  • Copywriting
  • Social media posting
  • Speaker research
  • Event management
  • Identifying sponsorship opportunities 
  • Strategic direction of WhyDesign activities



Wordpress experience

Skills in Video production and/or motion design


Duration: We hope to start working on our website and interviews from September; however the bulk of activity will take place in the 8 weeks from January to March organising the IWD event.


Apply Now!

Please send us an email at detailing your skills and interests by September 7th.

Male volunteers are very much encouraged!



The Institute of Designers in Ireland is the largest and oldest association of Irish design professionals, and longest established creative forum in Ireland. IDI is committed to advancing the value and impact of design - inspiring, supporting and learning from one another along the way.

The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) was established in 1972 to lead design in Ireland, by associating in a single professional institute as the recognised national, EU and international association and representative body for qualified and qualifying designers in Ireland.

We organise on local and national levels to promote and advocate for Irish design. The IDI represents and supports creativity within a wide range of disciplines across a wide spectrum of Irish design.