Volunteer Opportunities

Benefits of Volunteering

Canstruction is an international charity of the architectural, engineering, design, and construction industries which helps fight hunger locally. We are always looking for interested, dedicated professionals to assist in the planning and execution of our event. Benefits of being an SF Canstruction volunteer include:

  • Network and gain exposure for you and your firm
  • Learn new skills to enhance your personal and professional abilities
  • Practice your leadership skills in a safe and friendly environment
  • Special discounted pricing on sponsorship packages and event journal advertisements
  • Receive free attendance at the awards reception
  • Help your fellow Bay Area residents in need
  • Have fun!


SF Canstruction Committees

Teams Committee

This committee recruits potential participants for our competition, including architectural, engineering, design, and construction firms, local colleges with degree programs in these industries, and local high schools and middle schools with programs in these industries. In January/February, the committee holds the Team Kickoff Meeting where it review the competition rules and regulations with all participants. Additionally, this committee guides participants through the competition, assisting them with questions they have as they design and create their “CANsculpture”.

Executive Steering Committee Member Contact: Sarah Mergy

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications Committee spreads the word about the SF Canstruction competition to our local architectural, engineering, design, and construction industries and local communities through TV, radio, magazine, newspaper, and social media outlets. It is responsible for maintaining the organization’s website, promoting our sponsors' participation, and designing signage, printed materials, the Awards Reception Program, emails and handouts.

Executive Steering Committee Member Contact: Tracy Maher

Event & Volunteers Committee

The Event & Volunteers Committee coordinates all of the arrangements for the smooth and successful production of Delivery Day, Build Day, Awards Reception, and De-Canstruction Day, and other events held throughout the year. This includes catering, reception registration, photography, and videography. The committee also recruits and coordinates volunteers for those events.

Executive Steering Committee Member Contact: Tracy Maher

Sponsors & Donations Committee

The Sponsors & Donations Committee handles juror recruitment, sponsorship coordination and tracking, in-kind donation solicitation, generates donation acknowledgement letters, obtains fundraising raffle prize donations, creates prize baskets and juror gift baskets, and handles purchasing of event supplies and awards.

Executive Steering Committee Member Contact: Judy Dang


Not sure what committee to join? Contact Tracy Maher for more information.