Team Member Volunteer Opportunities
MDT teams volunteer to visit several communities each year. You may join a team of 12–20 volunteers for an intensive, charrette-style weekend of learning, sharing, and developing ideas for each community’s future—based on the MDT team’s vision. MDT volunteers, with previous visit experience, may participate as a Team Leader. Two to three team leaders act as co-leaders for each visit. Team leaders help communities prepare for the visit, assemble the volunteer design team for the visit, and facilitate the visit weekend process.
Download the Volunteer Guidebook to learn more.
Sign up as a MDT member to receive MDT informational notices and to be selected to participate on MDT Team Visits. Already signed up, but your information changed? Email your updated contact information to Ann Mayhew.
The Minnesota Design Team will use your information for our records only. We do not share your information with other organizations.
Volunteer/Team Member Reimbursement Form
Recently volunteered for a MDT Visit? A volunteer reimbursement form will be emailed to volunteers by the team leads. Contact Ann Mayhew for more information on reimbursements.
AIA members can self-report up to 10 hours of Learning Unit (LU) credits for each MDT visit. Please note that self-reported credits will not be approved for Health Safety Welfare (HSW) credit. Contact Deanna Christiansen for more information.
MDT Committee meetings are open to all those interested in participating in MDT programs. Come to discuss MDT happenings, learn about issues related to Minnesota communities, and find out more about the MDT process. Learn more about committee meetings.
MDT usually holds a winter retreat, summer picnic, and holiday party each year. The retreat is in January, the picnic is in June or July, and the holiday party is in December. Come socialize with other MDT participants and learn more about MDT. Learn more about events.
Community Application Review
Each year MDT receives applications from Minnesota communities interested in scheduling a visit to their community. Experienced MDT participants review each application, present their findings, and help facilitate a review discussion at a monthly MDT meeting. Learn more about applying for an MDT visit for your community.
Once a community’s application has been reviewed and appears to be a candidate for a visit, several MDT participants will visit or conference call with members of the community to help them understand the official MDT visit process.
The MDT Committee is guided by two co-chairs appointed by AIA Minnesota, each serving a two-year term, and has one AIA Minnesota staff liaison.