We need your help! 

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the AHC Virtual Gala on February 25, 2021. If you’re interested, please fill out the form below or send an email to Dave Johnson, AHC volunteer coordinator, at [email protected]. If you are a new volunteer please tell us a little bit about yourself. Thank you for your interest!  

Auction Volunteers 
You will brainstorm items to include in the online auction and secure the items, like local getaways and personal services. You will reach out to donors with requests and make arrangement for receipt of items. If you enjoy auctions, are organized and detail oriented, and like talking to donors about supporting the AHC, this is a great job for you!  
We’re also looking for creative foodies who can develop and arrange a delivered meal or snack basket with wine to gala attendees.   
In this time of virtual galas and virtual programs, let us know if you have experience videotaping and/or photography and if you are willing to lend your skills to the AHC. You may be a whiz with making videos on the iPhone or you use professional equipment. Post-production help is also needed.  
We’re always on the lookout for skilled photographers too who can take photos at our programs or of Portland architecture.  

Volunteer Application 2021

  • Apply to be an AHC Volunteer

    Your volunteer support is welcomed and appreciated. Please provide your contact information, and let us know how you’d like to be involved by marking your areas of interest.
  • Areas of Interest

AHC Volunteer Committees


The Advocacy Committee  advocates for the preservation of the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities, with a focus on the Portland Metro region. Volunteers with expertise in architecture, architectural history, art history, historic preservation, and public relations may be interested.

The Collections/Exhibits Committee reviews and decides on acquisitions, helps catalogue the collection, and works with the Curator to plan and install exhibits. Committee members should have a background or interest in architecture, art history, and/or historic preservation. Specialized skills or knowledge of specific artifact categories is also a plus.

The Education Committee oversees an extensive roster of programs and neighborhood walking tours which deal with many aspects of architecture and historic preservation.  Committee members create new programs, recommend speakers for other programs, and help on the day of the event.  In addition, Committee members are encouraged to learn existing programs and present them. Knowledge of local history, architecture and/or historic preservation issues is desirable.

Contact Val Ballestrem if you are interested in committee work.