Get involved. Make a difference. Be a volunteer.

Make your mark on PMI and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on, and to lead activities that advance the profession and the Institute.

Benefits of Volunteering

Enhance the profession of project management, reap the benefits of expanding connections, and leverage career advancement opportunities all while volunteering with PMI.

Build a Professional Network

Build your professional network by forging lasting relationships with thousands of PMI volunteers and professionals worldwide.

Gain Skills and Experiences

Develop and sharpen vital new skills, including leadership, collaboration and team-building techniques.

Develop as a Leader

Leverage opportunities to develop your personal leadership skills while making a difference in your profession, community, and life.

Volunteer Resources

Advance your leadership skills. Whether you are new to volunteering or an experienced veteran, enhance your leadership skills using our resources available to volunteers.

Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute offerings are designed to both expand your network and provide you knowledge to develop as a leader in your PMI community and in your professional career.

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PMI Learn

Whether you are new to volunteering or an experienced veteran, enhance your leadership skills using PMI Learn, our e-learning environment for PMI’s volunteer leaders.

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are volunteer opportunities available for everyone no matter how much time you have or whether you want to be involved at a local, national, or global level.

Types of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Contribute to the development of professional standards that shape the future of the profession
  • Manage local PMI chapters
  • Influence the profession by writing and publishing white papers and reviewing project management manuals, books and periodicals
  • Help younger professionals build experience and grow their careers

The Impact of Volunteering

Hear from PMI volunteers the impact volunteering has had on their careers and lives.

Larry Goldsmith, PMP
“I get opportunities at PMI that I might not get at my normal job. Having been involved with chapters at the board level, I have gained additional experiences and leadership opportunities that I wouldn’t have gotten at my day-to-day work.”

Larry Goldsmith, PMP
Standards Member Advisory Group
Randy Black, PMP
“The opportunities to network, connect with some really great people and collaborate [have had impact]. I’ve also learned where my limitations and strengths are, and discovered how to rally people to a cause.”

Randy Black, PMP
2013 Region Mentor
Tony Appleby, PMP
“I get to understand the competencies and disciplines associated with industries not local to my area, as well as some global perspectives. An early indicator of things I can bring back to my local community and help spread the word of what’s changing.”

Tony Appleby, PMP
2013 Region Mentor, Region 7,
Southwest North America
Marge Combe
“The value has been finding people with common interests but dissimilar cultural norms, getting to know them better, understanding where they are coming from and enjoying their company.”

Marge Combe
Academic Member Advisory Group

Recognizing the Contributions of PMI’s Senior Volunteer Groups

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How to Volunteer

Our Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) makes it easy to search for volunteer opportunities throughout the world.

To get started, log in or register and visit the VRMS to find volunteer opportunities that interest you.