Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how you can make a difference as a PMI volunteer.

There are many ways to contribute as a PMI volunteer, with opportunities encompassing a wide range of interests, skills, and goals. Volunteer opportunities offer a diverse spectrum of engagement options from short to long term contributions, in person or virtual involvement, individual and team opportunities, and more. So, find the opportunity that’s right for you to make a difference.

Volunteer for a local PMI chapter

PMI has a network of 300+ chapters around the globe that are led by over 3,500 active chapter volunteers. Local chapter volunteers serve in formal leadership roles as part of chapter boards with strategic and fiduciary responsibilities as well as in more informal, ad-hoc roles supporting chapter activities, events, projects, and subcommittees.

Volunteer as an individual contributor supporting the project management profession

Thousands of volunteers support the project management profession and touch every aspect of our work by contributing to standards development, serving as award evaluators, translators, reviewers, certification exam writers, product testers, subject matter experts, and more.

Volunteer as a leader supporting PMI

About 200 volunteers work as part of global teams recruited annually to serve in formal roles, many holding 2–3-year terms in support of major business and outreach efforts.

Examples include:

  • Board Reporting Committees chartered to carry out specific tasks on behalf of the PMI Board of Directors, including academic accreditation, Code of Ethics enforcement, and volunteer nomination, evaluation, and recommendation.
  • Insight Teams chartered to work in partnership with PMI Staff to provide knowledge and input into PMI’s academics, certification, data and analytics, diversity equity and inclusion, professional awards, standards, technology, and programs supporting future generations of project managers.
  • Committees chartered for the purposes of supporting PMI outreach activities or serving in an advisory capacity. 
  • Stakeholder Working Groups chartered to assist PMI with specific initiatives where volunteers represent their respective stakeholder views, often based on their backgrounds and/or industry experience.

Volunteer on PMI's Board of Directors

The PMI Board of Directors is comprised of 12 volunteers who are elected by PMI members to three-year terms to partner with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to set the vision, mission, and strategic direction for the Institute. The board is a distinguished group of individuals who each bring their personal experience, diversity, and passion for project management to their role on the board. 

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Volunteer to support efforts to inspire youth and use project management for social good®

For 30 years, the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), PMI’s philanthropic arm, has helped put youth on the path to success by incorporating project management skills into their daily lives. Whether you're interested in pro bono volunteer work with nonprofit organizations or helping foster project management skills with our youth-serving nonprofit partners (YSNPs), we can help you get started. There are opportunities to get involved with YSNPs locally, globally, and virtually. 

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Volunteer to support PMI's collective effort to make a difference through our social impact initiative: Hours for Impact

As a for-purpose organization, PMI is dedicated to enabling our community to elevate their positive impact on society. We believe that protecting our planet and improving the lives of people worldwide is essential for creating peace and prosperity. 

Hours for Impact supports the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to better people’s lives and the planet, now and in the future.

Join us as we call upon our global community to pledge hours of service in support of the SDGs!

Together we can drive change and make an impact.

Ready to Volunteer?

Our Volunteer Engagement Platform (VEP) makes it easy to search for volunteer opportunities throughout the world. To get started, log in or register and visit the VEP to find volunteer opportunities that interest you.

Volunteer Engagement Platform (VEP)