Become a Volunteer
The PMI Central Virginia Chapter is an organization run entirely by volunteers. We are a group of professional project managers working together to help each other and to advance the profession. Accordingly, the benefits and services the Chapter delivers has a direct relation to the quantity and dedication of our volunteers. All members who participate in the Chapter by attending our many activities benefit from those activities. However, if you wish to build a true peer network within the organization you will need to contribute. It is the Chapter’s volunteers that are the PMI Central Virginia Chapter’s inner circle of project managers. Volunteer contribution has significant Chapter member benefit.
Ready 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.
Benefits of Volunteering
Personal development of leadership and other soft skills in a non-threatening environment
Peer recognition through interaction and publicity of Chapter activities
Development of a peer network within the inner circle of volunteers
Participation in special leadership meetings with Chapter officers
Potential for succession to Chapter leadership positions
Satisfaction of contributing to the Chapter’s success and celebrating it at special volunteer-only events
Credit (PDUs) toward certification renewal
Who Can Volunteer and How to Apply
We are always in need of additional volunteers for as little or as much as they would care to contribute. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our Director of Volunteerism to learn additional information about volunteer categories and chapter leadership as well as the volunteer engagement process.
Contribute to PMI as a Volunteer
Volunteers who contribute exceptional service to the Chapter are recognized through events and awards, which are published on the website and can be displayed proudly on your resume.
Volunteering is a very cost-effective way of accumulating Professional Development Units (PDUs) for maintaining your PMP or other PMI credentials. 60 PDUs are required per 3-year recertification cycle, 45 of which may come from "Giving Back to the Profession" activities. Please refer to the Certification area of the PMI website for the official rules and limits regarding PDUs. You are responsible for understanding PMI's rules and for tracking and documenting your own volunteer hours.