Volunteer Opportunities

PMI Charleston Wants You!

Volunteering is not only fun, but rewarding! You can earn PDUs for your volunteer efforts AND gain exposure to the field of Project Management. You can network with other project management professionals, develop new skills, build quality relationships, and gain satisfaction in knowing your talents helped to improve PMI Charleston!

Your PMI Charleston Board is working to develop a more robust Volunteer Program and we encourage you to pick an event or PMI activity listed below and get involved! Your passion and experience are needed and are critical to the overall success of our chapter activities. All of our activities (from serving on the PMI Charleston Board of Directors to special event coordination) are managed by volunteers, most of whom have full time jobs in addition to their volunteer roles!

Tasks/Activities include:

  • Doing a single task

  • Supporting a specific event

  • Picking a role for an entire year

  • Running for a position on our Board of Directors in the next election

We invite you to do as little or as much as you have time for - We Need YOU! 
We have an immediate need of these chapter volunteer roles/activities:

Monthly Event Onsite Registration

  • Manage Onsite Registration Activities
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP Administration to:
      • Welcome attendees and manage onsite event registration table
      • Maintain supplies/process to support accurate chapter record-keeping
    • Requires approximately 2 hour commitment per event, unless otherwise noted for special events

 

 

Monthly Chapter Event Planning

  • Monthly Chapter Events
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP Professional Development to:
      • Research/select/coordinate logistics for monthly meetings to include:
        • Venue/Menu selection
        • Cost analysis
        • Venue contracts
        • Onsite coordination day/time of meeting/event
      • Approximately 5 hour commitment per event

 

 

Special Event Planning

 

  • Special Event – PMI International PM Charleston Day Oyster Roast (November)
    • Volunteer needed to assist/report to VP Special Events to:
      • Set-up/Clean-up for event
    • Requires approximately 4 hour commitment day of event

 

 

  • Special Event – PMI Charleston Holiday Networking Social (December)
    • Volunteer needed to assist/report to VP Special Events to:
      • Set-up/Clean-up for event
    • Requires approximately 4 hour commitment day of event

 

 

  • Special Event – SCGMIS/PMI Leadership Summit at Francis Marion Hotel (April)
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP of Special Events to:
      • Identify/assist with speaker selection w/quality, pertinent PM/Leadership topics
      • Set-Up/Clean-up for event
      • Put together swag bags/give-away goodies before event
      • Attend event and provide onsite support and speaker assistance
    • Requires approximately 10 hour commitment day of event, or can volunteer for individual tasks

 

 

  • Special Event – SCGMIS/PM PM Workshop at Saulda Shoals Center/Columbia (July)
    • Volunteer needed to assist/report to VP Special Events to:
      • Identify/select event speakers w/quality, pertinent PM topics
    • Requires approximately 5 hour commitment

 

 

Event Sponsor Solicitation

  • Sponsorship Solicitation/Coordination
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP Finance to:
      • Solicit/secure corporate and individual sponsorships for PMI Charleston monthly chapter meetings and special invents, including:
        • SCGMIS / PMI Charleston Leadership Summit
        • SCGMIS / PMI Charleston Project Management Workshop
        • PMI Charleston National PM Day Celebration Oyster Roast
        • PMI Charleston Holiday Networking Social
    • Requires approximately 5 hour commitment per month, or can volunteer for individual event sponsorship solicitation

 

 

Newsletter Content – PM Article Writers

  • PMI Charleston Newsletter Articles
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP Marketing/PR to:
      • Article submission of timely, pertinent, and interesting PM-related topics or related subjects for inclusion in new PMI Charleston electronic newsletter
    • Volunteer can decide how much time they want to commit per month; write monthly or occasionally

 

 

  • PMI Charleston Newsletter Editor
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP Marketing/PR to:
      • Utilize provided newsletter template to compile/edit submitted articles and featured content
      • Coordinate monthly distribution of electronic newsletter via PMI Charleston chapter website and email tools
    • Requires approximately 5 hour commitment/month

 

 

Membership OrientatioN

  • Member Mentorship Program
  • Goal: Partner professionals within our chapter community to increase networking and to provide mentorship opportunities that support continued professional growth
    • Volunteer needed to assist/report to VP of Member Services to:
      • Serve as a mentor to share professional PM experience, skills, etc. with other like-minded professionals looking to grow further in their careers
      • Serve as a member on the Mentoring Steering Committee
        • Solicit other chapter members/professionals willing to also serve as mentors
        • Identify/match mentors to new chapter members or those interested in working with a mentor
        • Meet with the committee one a month to review, approve and pair mentees to mentors
    • Requires approximately 1-2 hours a month based on the volunteers desired role

 

  • PMI Membership Website Audit
Goal: Improve value, usability, and thoroughness of information found on membership-related PMI Charleston website pages
    • Volunteer needed to assist/report to VP Member Services to:
      • Review current content and make recommendations for improvement, including priorities:
        • Access to orientation packet
        • Visibility into member analytics
        • Visibility into free membership voucher programs
        • Information on how to join and get involved
    • Requires approximately 5 hour commitment

 

  • New Member Welcome Committee - ON HOLD UNTIL IN PERSON MEETINGS RESUME POST-COVID
         Goal: Serve as initial point of contact to new members upon them joining chapter
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP of Member Services to:
      • Meet ad hoc with new members (as available) to welcome them to community and chapter - this may entail answering questions on:
        • Charleston
        • Networking/job opportunities and advice
        • PMI Charleston Chapter
      • Seek out new members at monthly luncheons and other chapter events to welcome them and help grow networking opportunities for our members
    • Requires approximately 5 hour commitment/month

 

Membership Analytics

  • Membership Survey Development
Goal: Implement membership survey to assess member satisfaction and gather data for analytics (e.g., better understand location/demographics of members to appropriately align services
    • Volunteer(s) needed to assist/report to VP of Member Services to:
      • Analyze PMI global membership survey results to identify trends/key themes
      • Create preliminary draft of member satisfaction survey
      • Create preliminary draft of member analytics survey
    • Requires approximately 10 hour commitment

 

 

GET INVOLVED by simply emailing our VP of Administration!

Be sure to provide the following information:

  • Your name/contact info (email and phone)

  • Roles/activities you're interested in

  • Specific skills/abilities/experience you possess

Get Involved

PMI Charleston offers multiple opportunities to get involved with the Chapter and play a part in providing the best product to Project Managers in the lowcountry. Please click here to see a list of the current open volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Oct 30

PMI Charleston Special Virtual Event

This workshop will help to address the current need of being overwhelmed and dealing with stress during these unprecedented times.

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