There are many benefits to volunteering with the PMI Rochester Chapter.

  • You can earn up to 25 PDUs per cycle for volunteering with the PMI Rochester Chapter. 

  • You make a difference in the PMI Rochester Chapter by helping your fellow members and the Project Management professional community throughout the Rochester and Ithaca regions.  

  • You learn new project management skills in the process as well as have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences.

  • It's a great way to meet new people in your profession and to network!  

The key to any effective organization is individuals who are committed to the common mission. The PMI Rochester Chapter has been fortunate to have many capable and motivated people participating in building and maintaining the chapter from the early days through to our most recent accomplishments.

As volunteers lead such PMI Rochester, run by volunteers and utilizes volunteers for most of the tasks needed to make it the organization that it is.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the PMI Rochester Chapter, there are volunteer opportunities that range from assisting with event planning to work supporting the chapter website to serving our project management community as a member of the board.  Many positions require as little as two to four hours per month.  The amount of time that you spend as a volunteer is up to you and your availability.  It is through the dedication of our volunteers that a 700+ member organization can remain strong!

SHARE YOUR PASSION with others by considering serving one of these open volunteer positions today!


Director of Diversity and Inclusion (New)
Reporting to the Chapter President, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion will partner with Membership and Programs to explore ways to ensure the Chapter is sufficiently supporting and attracting a broad demographic of membership.  Specific duties to include:

  • Recommend a diversity and inclusion strategy to the PMI Rochester Board
  • Develop a volunteer team to implement actions from strategy
  • Partner with Membership & Programs to ensure inclusion programs and opportunities are in place

Commitment:      5-10 hours/month (estimate)
Term: 1 Year (minimum)

Director, Corporate Outreach
Reporting to the VP of Outreach the Director of Corporate Outreach is responsible developing and implementing a Corporate Outreach strategy for the Chapter.  Specific duties to include:

  • Organizing the Executive Leadership Forum at the PDD in collaboration with local corporations.
  • Manage and promote the annual Project of the Year Award activities.
  • Recruit and develop Corporate Ambassadors: PMI Rochester members that work at local companies that will act as liaisons and promoters of the chapter to the chapter members in their respective organization.
  • Developing new initiatives to increase the awareness of our chapter and the project management profession to local businesses

Commitment:      8-10 hours/month (estimate)
Term: 1 Year (minimum)

Director of Recruitment (New)
The Director of Recruitment is responsible for the development and administration of a formal member and volunteer recruitment program.  Specific duties would include:

  • Recruitment of new members
  • Recruitment of volunteers
  • Development of a formal program to support both member and volunteer recruitment:
    • Process, Structure, Guidelines, Templates, and Communications
  • Collaborate with the Directors of Membership/Member Services and Volunteers to ensure effective hand-off of recruitments to their respective functions.
  • Must attend all monthly chapter meetings and the annual Professional Development Day.

Commitment:      4 – 8 hours/month (estimate)
Term:  1 Year (minimum)

Director of Finance Process
To provide support to the VP of Finance, the Director of Income, and the Director of Expenses in the Rochester PMI Chapter, which includes providing updates and reports to the VP of Finance and the Finance team as requested. Specific duties to include:

  • Create or Modify Finance Process and Transition Documentation
    • Transition Process for Roles and Tools
    • Annual Budgetary Process
    • Overall Financial Process Documentation
    • Director of Income – How to code transactions for the chapter
    • Director of Expenses – How to code transactions for the chapter
    • Reconciliation Processes
    • Financial reporting and reports

Commitment:      4 – 8 hours/month (estimate)
Term:  1 Year (minimum)

Director of Scholarships & Grants
Reporting to the VP of Governance, the Director of Scholarships & Grants works with PMIEF to understand the annual grant offerings that are available to be offered to the Rochester PMI Community.  The Director of Scholarships & Grants will also work with the VP of Outreach to understand what are the needs and gaps of our members for Professional Development.   Additionally, the Director of Scholarships and Awards manages the oversight of grants and awards.  Specific duties and deliverables include:

  •        Identify additional grants
  •        Work with and outreach to companies for assistance
  •        Fundraising
  •        Administratively write grants including the program objective, proposal, design, and budget.
  •        Support chapter members by filling gaps that PMIEF does not fill

Commitment 5 - 7 hours/month (estimate)
Term:  1 Year (minimum)



For more information contact Porchia Stewart, Director of Volunteers, at volunteers@pmirochester.org.


Published: 06/25/2017