There are many ways that you can volunteer for the PMI South Africa Chapter, depending on the time you have, your interests – essentially choosing the opportunity that’s right for you.
Opportunities can include:
- Events - Organising, planning, and providing on-site support for our branch meetings, volunteer events, annual PM Summit, professional development and other networking events
- Communications – Providing support or content for the website and our social media platforms – including helping with the ongoing design and creative aspects
- Business Development and Sponsorship – Helping to build the Chapter and find sponsorship opportunities to create networking and professional development opportunities for our members, but also to grow our social impact projects by spreading the word about PMI and what we stand for
- Membership – Helping our members and prospective members by showing a personal touch and answering queries and demonstrating membership benefits
- Professional Development - Planning and managing our many professional activities – including the Mentoring Programme, the Directors Development Programme, the PMP/CAPM preparation workshops, and many more
Update your profile on https://vrms.pmi.org/ and you can receive automatic notifications of volunteer opportunities that match your interests and your profile
Here are some of the volunteer positions that are currently being advertised on the PMI Volunteer Resource Management System.
DEPUTY VP: MARKETING
The Deputy VP Marketing is an appointed volunteer who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a well-run Marketing portfolio and will be in charge of brand growth across volunteers and members experiences. Working in conjunction with the VP COMMUNICATIONS, this Volunteer will offer advice and support on the PMI South Africa’s Chapter brand presentation and promotion
DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
The Digital Marketing Specialist is an appointed volunteer who will be responsible for the creation, coordination, support, execution and monitoring of campaigns through various online marketing channels (Chapter website and social media platforms) to drive lead generation and brand awareness goals
ACTING VP MARKETING
The ACTING VP MARKETING is an appointed volunteer (for 2020) who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a well-run Marketing portfolio and will be accountable for brand implementation in line with the PMI Global visual identity and marketing guidelines, across the South Africa Chapter. This role includes managing the team of volunteers who will assist the VP in all aspects related to marketing, promotions, digital marketing, social media and events.
TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
SA CHAPTER ICT SUPPORT VOLUNTEER
The ICT Support Volunteer is an appointed volunteer accountable and responsible for supporting South Africa Chapter Leaders / end users across all technology and communication platforms, and for assisting with bulk communications to the Chapter members and volunteers.
SOUTH AFRICA CHAPTER WEBSITE MANAGER
The Website Manager is an appointed volunteer accountable and responsible for administration and maintenance of the PMI South Africa Chapter website, and for collating and & posting content for the website, according to the PMI global and local Chapter branding standards / guidelines.
GP BRANCH EVENTS COORDINATOR
The GP BRANCH EVENTS COORDINATOR is an appointed volunteer responsible for implementing the events that have been planned for PMI South Africa Chapter Members and Volunteers in the Gauteng Branch (as per the approved Chapter Annual Plan). The GP BRANCH EVENTS COORDINATOR reports to, and seeks guidance directly from the GP BRANCH LEAD to execute the events plan for the financial year, and according to the approved annual plan.
GP BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS VOLUNTEER POSITION
The Gauteng Branch Communications and Publications volunteer is an appointed volunteer responsible for managing and coordinating communications and publication channels in accordance with chapter policies and bylaws. This volunteer works with the Gauteng Branch Lead to ensure that the Chapter brand is understood & leveraged in communication plans.
GP BRANCH FINANCE/TREASURER VOLUNTEER
The Gauteng Branch Finance/Treasurer is an appointed volunteer responsible for maintaining and presenting all financial records required for the Gauteng branch operations. This volunteer provides financial reporting regarding the state of finances and branch activity to the branch lead, Chapter board
GP BRANCH CORPORATE OUTREACH VOLUNTEER
The Gauteng Branch Corporate Outreach portfolio is responsible for developing a strategy and implementing programs that form sustainable partnerships and yield mutual benefits with institutions or corporates. This volunteer works with the Gauteng Branch Lead to develop an overall strategy for the Outreach portfolio, including objectives that support the objectives of the Gauteng Branch.
MEMBERSHIP DATA ANALYST
The Membership Data Analyst is an appointed volunteer accountable and responsible for collecting, analysing and reporting on membership data, status and metrics. The MEMBERSHIP DATA ANALYST, reports to and seeks guidance directly from the VP MEMBERSHIP of PMI South Africa Chapter
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TEAM
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT: COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
The Volunteer Communications Specialist is an appointed volunteer responsible for Stakeholder Engagement/ Communications relating to the Volunteer Management portfolio for the PMI SA Chapter - Including developing, implementing and managing the Volunteer Management Communication Plan, sourcing & developing content, and social media co-ordination
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: PROVINCIAL LIAISON
The VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: PROVINCIAL LIAISON is an appointed volunteer responsible for the recruitment (new requests) and initial matching, and ongoing fulfilment of roles (e.g. replacement of volunteer positions) in the branches and regions of the PMI South Africa Chapter.
VOLUNTEER RECORDS AND POLICY COORDINATOR
The VOLUNTEER RECORDS AND POLICY COORDINATOR is an appointed volunteer responsible for monitoring the compliance aspects relating to the volunteer management portfolio, and for assisting with the overall knowledge management component and document management repository.
SOCIAL IMPACT TEAM
SOCIAL IMPACT LIAISON VOLUNTEER – 2 POSITIONS (EC; WC; KZN AND GAUTENG)
The SOCIAL IMPACT LIAISON VOLUNTEER is an appointed volunteer accountable and responsible for delivering PMI social responsibility programs. The Liaison volunteer works with a team to roll out the Social Impact programs and imparts project management knowledge through delivering PMIEF Courses
PMIEF LECTURERS (CAPE TOWN, GAUTENG, EASTERN CAPE & KZN)
The PMIEF Lecturer will be responsible for delivering PMIeF programs to the youth, teachers and NGOs in their respective regions (more information on the PMIEF Courses can be found on the PMIEF website - https://pmief.org)
SOCIAL IMPACT /PMIEF COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
The SOCIAL IMPACT /PMIEF COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST is an appointed volunteer responsible for Stakeholder Engagement/ Communications relating to the Social Impact /PMIeF portfolio for the PMI SA Chapter - Including developing, implementing and managing the Communication Plan (to be aligned to the overall PMI SA Chapter Marketing and Communications strategy and plan); including sourcing and developing content and social media co-ordination.
For more information on other ad-hoc volunteer roles that do not require PMI membership, please attend one of the many Chapter events in your region, or go to the Chapter website -