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Project Pipeline Volunteer Opportunity


SoCal NOMA’s Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp and Bootcamp provide an opportunity to teach and to engage youth about the process and impact of architectural design. The program is designed and taught, by local minority architects, engineers, interior designers, and urban planners. The program is designed to teach the basics of architectural design, site investigation, sketching, scaled drawings, model making, and presentation skills.

We are looking for camp volunteers and mentors to help inspire young minds to think critically about the built environment around them.



Summer Camp

Summer camper

Boot Camp

Boot Camper



Camp volunteers are an important part of the success of the camp as they serve as role models and knowledgeable ambassadors for the industry. Your role is viewed as important thus, a professional and positive attitude is necessary and expected attributes. Volunteer assignments will be made based on the needs of the Camp.

A partial listing of volunteer tasks includes:

Camp preparation.

Volunteers will assist in logistical and organizational tasksin the immediate run-up to the camp’s first session and the close of the camp.

  • Set-up crew
  • Breakdown crew

Camp Logistics.

Volunteers will serve in a variety of capacities to support the on-site operations of the Camp and providing general administrative support.
Volunteers will provide general assistance in the various session rooms, helping set up activities, prepare for the field trip and support camp planners with the smooth running of the camp.

  • IT Coordinator
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Hospitality Coordinator

Registration & Information.

Volunteers will provide administrative/clerical support to the Camp registrar during the check-in and out of Camper each day. Some of these duties include stuffing and distributing Camp packets, directing campers to their groups, etc. Volunteers may need to provide information to participants about camp drop off and pick up times, and other relevant Camp information.

  • Registration Check-in

Camp Mentors.

Mentors will serve in a variety of capacities to support the Studio sessions of the camp. The studio sessions are where the design projects will be worked on and the skills of architects engineers and urban planners will be most helpful. Mentors will also help to facilitate a variety of activities all designed to help engage the campers and support the design project. Mentors also accompany the campers on their field trips and on presentation day.

  • Studio Mentor Architecture
  • Studio Mentor Engineering
  • Studio Mentor Urban Planning

Social Media.

Social Media Assistants will help document the camp experience by uploading quotes, pictures, and video clips to SoCal NOMA  social media streams via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Volunteers with demonstrable social media experience.