The PMI Northern Nevada Chapter is a non-profit organization staffed totally by volunteer members just like you. All the benefits that we enjoy in the local chapter are made possible by volunteer members. We really appreciate your help!
Stay competitive, teach, learn, and have a great time doing it – volunteer for PMI Northern Nevada today!
Year after year, the Northern Nevada Chapter of PMI works to create new programs and improve existing ones for the benefit of the chapter and its body. For us to continue this progress, it is very important that we persist in having individuals donate their skills and valuable time.
If you are ambitious, dedicated, and willing to contribute by helping create and implement new ideas, we encourage you to join in on the PMI Northern Nevada experience by volunteering. We would like to encourage everyone to participate while they are a member.
Do you have an idea that could benefit the chapter? We like to hear from you. Contact, the Volunteer Director, Tracy Sharp.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Dinner Meeting SpeakersDo you have a topic you would like to present at the PMI-NNV Dinner Meeting?
Communications Director (Marketing Team)Communicate through multiple channels: e-mail blasts, Newsletter, Advertisements, Social Media Communications and Corporate Sponsorships. In support of PMI Northern Nevada Chapter's vision and mission, work with the Board and Volunteers -- to help create and distribute messages that the Chapter wants to send out -- to its membership and local Project Management community through these different channels. Gain website content management, marketing concepts, and newsletter editing skills.
Advertising / PR Manager (Marketing Team)The Advertising and Public Relations Manager is responsible for managing external communication activities for advertising and public relations efforts for the PMI-NNV chapter. These communications include external publications focused on promoting and increasing awareness of chapter activities and events to members, non-members and other key stakeholders.
Website Content Management Specialist (Member Services Team)This position is highly technical working on the PMI NNV Website to create front page articles (content from other teams), create meeting registrations, and class registrations. This is a Joomla website and all content changes are done with GUI interface applications, there is no coding. Work on the website is time sensitive and volunteer should expect to contribute 4-8 hours per month and usually at the end and beginning of the month.
Carson City Facilitator (Professional Development Team)Carson Citry has many members that may want to have a monthly local event. Monthly lunch meetings have been successful in the past but has recently dwindled.This position is someone that is interested in networking with Carson City members to understand their needs and wishes for a local event. Once a format is determined, be the champion and facilitator to get it set up. All of the other PMI teams are available to support this position (Website, meeting registration, marketing, etc). once detais are determined.
Dinner Meeting Technical Moderator (Member Services Team)This position will need to attend all Reno Dinner meetings to set up technical equipment for speaker, set up and moderate a virtual meeting through WebEx, GoTo Meeting, or Skype. This is a pilot program to extend our Dinner Meetings to Elko participants. Moderator will share presentation and audio through collaboration tool and moderate virtual questions to ask speaker.
Table of Contents:
- Why Get Involved?
- How can we help you?
- Can I Earn PDUs?
- How can I help?
- How Much Time is Required?
- How Do I Get Started?
- How many PDUs can I earn as a Volunteer?
Why get involved?
Contributing to chapter activities not only improves the chapter, it also benefits the individual in many ways. For example, you will have the opportunity to:
- Meet project managers in the local area
- Learn new project management skills. Learn from your peers: Participating in volunteer projects will keep your skills sharp and give you the chance to learn from your fellow project managers. After all, we're never too old to learn, right?
- Pass on your skills and knowledge: Many members find it extremely gratifying to pass on their skills, knowledge, and invaluable experience to new or less experienced project managers.
- Enhance your professional skills (writing, presentation, leadership, etc.)
- Expand your network: Our surveys tell us that the #1 reason for joining our chapter is our networking opportunities. With over 120 local members, our chapter is the best place to nurture professional relationships and connect to like-minded professionals in the Reno/Sparks/Carson/Minden/Sierra area. Chapter dinner meetings, roundtables, education seminars, and volunteer opportunities not only provide valuable project management knowledge, they also put you in direct contact with your fellow professionals who could refer you to your next job.
- Stay connected with those involved in the chapter
- Share your passion for project management
- Earn Professional Development Units (PDU's)
- Jump-start your resume: Whether you are new to the profession or between jobs, your work with the local chapter will add value to your resume. "Giving back" to your profession demonstrates your generosity, hard-working attitude, and moral character, characteristics that any future employer would value.
- Help those in your community
- Have a great time!
- Make a positive difference!
How can we help you?
What are your interests, strengths, and goals? There are many types of volunteer roles and if you are interested we can find a perfect match for you.
Can I Earn PDUs?
Yes! PMPs can obtain PDUs while volunteering at our chapter through a variety of activities. PMPs are responsible for reporting their volunteer activities to PMI. For more information on obtaining PDUs through volunteering, please refer to the Project Management Institute PMP credentials handbook.
How can I help?
We are looking for individuals to help out in all areas of the organization for which you have an interest in.
How Much Time is Required?
Volunteer opportunities range from short-term commitments of a few hours to long-term committee lead roles. For example, the volunteers at the registration tables before the chapter dinner are on duty only a few hours, while members of the Board of Directors make a two-year commitment. The PMI Northern Nevada chapter has many opportunities available. Whatever your skills or schedule, we'll find a way to use your talents!
How Do I Get Started?
Check out our list of current openings below. If you are interested in one, click on 'APPLY NOW' and email your background to the sponsoring member. You will be contacted by the board member or director who is sponsoring this position.
Join our Volunteer Pool. If our current openings don't interest you, but you'd like to be considered for other volunteer opportunities, join our Volunteer Pool. Here's how it works: Just click here and send us your information. Please indicate that you'd like to be in the Volunteer Pool. When a new volunteer position comes available, we'll email it to you first. If we get no response within a week, we'll post it to the current openings list below.
If you would like to help out in an area which is presently not listed, or you have a different skill you would like to share, let us know. We will create an opportunity just for you! Just click here and send us your information. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to discuss the assignments that best fit your needs.
How many PDUs can I earn as a Volunteer?
The Chapter encourages all members to volunteer in the Northern Nevada Chapter. PMPs can obtain PDUs for their continuing certification requirements through these volunteer activities.
|Activity||PDU Rule or Restrictions||Categories|
|Serving as an elected officer.||1 PDU for 1 hour of service and you must serve in the office for at least 3 months. PDUs claimed in this category count against the 45 PDU max in Categories D, E and F.||E|
|Serving as an appointed committee member.||1 PDU for 1 hour of service and you must serve on the committee for at least 3 months. PDUs claimed in this category count against the 45 PDU max in Categories D, E and F.||E|
|Serving as a speaker or instructor for project management related courses and presentations.||1 PDU for 1 hour of service. PDUs claimed in this category count against the 45 PDU max in Categories D, E and F.||D|
|Serving as a moderator or SME for panel discussion.||1 PDU for 1 hour of service. PDUs claimed in this category count against the 45 PDU max in Categories D, E and F.||D|
|Developer of content for a chapter seminar or other structured learning program.||1 PDU for 1 hour of service. PDUs claimed in this category count agains the 45 PDU max in Categories D, E and F.||D|
|Providing project management-related volunteer services to PMI or another professional project management association. This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit or charitable or community groups and organizations.||
1 PDU for 1 hour of service and you must serve in the office for at least 3 months. PDUs claimed in this category count against the 45 PDU max in Categories D, E and F. Activity must meet the definition of a project as outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Click HERE
Documentation Required: Documentation requirements vary by category and can be referenced in the Project Management Professional (PMP) Handbook (pg. 37). Click HERE.