Make a difference. Be a volunteer.
Strengthen your existing skills while learning important leadership, collaboration, and team-building techniques—allowing you to gain experience in new areas of practice and build invaluable relationships to help you throughout your career.
Build a Global Network
Build your global network by forging lasting relationships with thousands of HRMI 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.
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
There are many ways that you can contribute to HRMI as a volunteer and advance your career. Our volunteer opportunities encompass a wide range of interests, skills and goals, so find the opportunity that’s right for you.
Board Support Committees
PMI has six strategic-level support committees for the PMI Board of Directors. Each committee is tasked with specific deliverables that support the work of the Board. Get more information on the Board support committees.
Global Advisory Council (GAC)
HRMI seeks the advice of our volunteers through member Global Advisory Council. Members volunteer their time, talent and expertise to advise HRMI staff on specific operational matters such as programs, awards, chapters, standards and technology.
In an effort to support our chapters throughout the world, 21 region mentors throughout the world provide guidance and leadership to PMI chapter leaders, helping them to develop their leadership capabilities and ensure compliance with PMI policies and directives.
Region mentors support chapter formation, participate in outreach and advocacy efforts and support chapter leaders through communication, collaboration and education.
As the project management profession evolves, we continue to expand and update our library of globally recognized standards. HRMI standards are developed through a voluntary consensus process that brings together volunteers and subject matter experts with an interest in the standards’ topics.
Exam Development Volunteers
HRMI seeks volunteers to participate in exam development workshops conducted at least once a year in each of the four geographical regions. Participants are randomly selected based on specific selection criteria such as geographic area, years certified, industry and member status.
At these workshops, selected volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) may be asked to write, review and edit questions for possible use in future HRMI certification exams, and/or verify that translations of the certification exams maintain the original intent of the questions.
HRMI Awards Evaluators
HRMI awards evaluators are virtual volunteers whose commitment makes the PMI professional awards program possible. Volunteers from around the globe represent the world of organizations that rely on project management for success.
Award volunteers use their expertise to independently evaluate award submissions, using the provided award description and confidential evaluation guidelines and rating sheets.
Presenters at PMI Events
Attendees at PMI events hone their skills by learning from and sharing with experts. PMI recruits volunteers regularly to present information or share their experience at events such as global congresses, PMI conferences, chapter events and leadership meetings.
PMI Publication Reviewers
PMI offers a variety of publications with timely updates and powerful knowledge content to keep project management professionals informed and to help them succeed. We need volunteers to review submissions for these publications:
- Knowledge Shelf is a growing resource of articles contributed by hr managers to advance the body of knowledge. A panel of volunteer practitioners reviews each article for value and readability prior to posting.
- Bookstore reviewers are asked to review particular offerings of third-party published exam preparation books and materials for sale at the HRMI Store.
- HR Management Journal® reviewers contribute to HR Management Journal (HRMJ), our peer-refereed academic and research publication. HRMJ’s international and multi-disciplinary review team helps choose papers with a continued standard of excellence in terms of quality of content and reputation among the academic community.
Through local HRMI chapters, members meet their peers, make new contacts, network, build knowledge, share solutions and ideas, and enjoy activities and events. Volunteer positions with our local chapter range from formal positions (such as president, secretary, vice president of membership, vice president of professional development, vice president of finance and volunteer coordinator) to less formal positions assisting with various events, chapter programs and committees.
These positions offer an exceptional opportunity to build your leadership skills.