We can’t tell you how much we appreciate you offering your time, energy, and expertise as a volunteer. From the heart: thank you.

We want this to be a great experience for you, and for everyone with whom you’ll interact as a volunteer. With that intention, we have compiled a short set of basic expectations, going both ways. Please find them below. By volunteering with PDXWIT, you indicate that you fully understand and agree to them. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know!

What you can expect from us:


We will do our best to offer you volunteer opportunities that align with your interests, skills, and strengths. Please know that the volunteer program is still evolving, and we may not have the perfect fit available right away.


We will introduce you to your volunteer role and - when applicable - to new aspects of your role.


If you have questions about your role, or if you need support in order to fulfill it, you are always welcome to reach out and can expect us to be responsive.


When you have ideas for PDXWIT to help us enact our purpose or improve the experience of being a member, we are all ears. A lot of our programs have organically grown from member ideas and initiatives

We count on you to...

Start at the Front

We ask that volunteers start out at the check-in or on the welcoming committee. These are two of our most important roles - highly visible, impactful, essential to our events, and great ways to get a sense of what it’s like to volunteer with PDXWIT.

Show Up

Show up or share deliverables at the agreed-upon times.



Understand and follow the PDXWIT Code of Conduct. We will do the same.