Becoming a volunteer is a great way to meet other PCMA members and contribute your talents to the business events community. The volunteer program is a member benefit and allows individuals to sign up for projects based on their interests and availability.

Open project details are listed below. Make sure to review these carefully, as each role has different schedules, commitments and requirements. Volunteer opportunities are available for PCMA members only. Join or renew here.

If you would like to volunteer for an open project, please complete the interest form. Can’t find an opportunity that interests you below? New projects will be added monthly. Contact Madeline Schimeck at mschimeck@pcma.org with any questions.

INTEREST FORM

OPEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity for: EduCon in-person attendees to facilitate conversations during meetups with other EduCon attendees on Wed July 7and Thurs July 8 in the afternoon during session breaks.
Description: Conversation Starters are an opportunity for attendees to come together with other business events industry leaders for topic-based 30 minute discussions. Participants will have a chance to share ideas, challenges and collaborate to find innovative solutions.
Responsibilities: Conversation leaders will be tasked with facilitating discussion with a small group during one of the Conversation Starters. Conversation leaders should be prepared with questions to spark discussion and encourage participation within the group. Topics have been pre-determined and leaders can pick a topic they are comfortable facilitating.
Time Commitment: 1 hour (30 minutes developing questions pre-event, 30 minutes facilitation at the event)
Communication Type: In-person
*must already be registered to attend*

Opportunity for: EduCon digital event attendees to facilitate conversations during meetups with other EduCon digital event attendees on Wed July 7and Thurs July 8 in the afternoon during session/lunch breaks.
Description: Conversation Starters are an opportunity for attendees to connect with other business events industry leaders for topic-based 30 minute discussions. Participants will have a chance to share ideas, challenges and collaborate to find innovative solutions.
Responsibilities: Conversation leaders will be tasked with facilitating discussion with a small group during one of the Conversation Starters. Conversation leaders should be prepared with questions to spark discussion and encourage participation within the group. Topics have been pre-determined and leaders can pick a topic they are comfortable facilitating.
Time Commitment: 1 hour (30 minutes developing questions pre-event, 30 minutes facilitation during the digital event)
Communication Type: Video Call
*must already be registered for virtual attendance*

Opportunity for: PCMA members to review and score applications for the 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2022.
Description: This committee will review and score the applications received for the 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2022.
Responsibilities: Select the 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2022 based on the review and scoring results of the application and supporting materials submitted.
Positions Available: 15-20
Time Commitment: ~ 6 hours, June – October
Communication Type: 2 – 3 video calls and email

Opportunity for: PCMA Members to lead Community Conversations on various topics.
Description: Leaders will be charged with helping to source relevant and timely topics and lead discussion in a digital format. These conversations are intended to be informal discussions to connect with your Industry peers, sharing insights and challenges. Conversations will take place as frequently as there are topics to discuss.
Responsibilities: Brainstorm relevant conversation topics for your group and facilitate conversation.
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours, per conversation (1-2 hours prep, 30 min – 1 hour conversation)
Communication Type: Video Call

Opportunity for: PCMA members interested in supporting fundraising for the PCMA Foundation
Description: This committee supports the Auction activities to meet or exceed budgeted revenue goals. 2021 Fall auction held during the closing night of the Partnership Summit.
Responsibilities: Secure at least 2 high-valued auction packages
Positions Available: 8 – 10
Time Commitment: May – October
Communication Type: 4 – 6 calls

Opportunity for: Industry professionals who have taken the DES certification course and received their certification who are able to participate in 1-on-1 user interviews to share their experience with the Product team and contribute to future iterations of the certification course.
Description: The group of interviewees will schedule a 30-minute interview with the PCMA’s User Experience Designer who is researching DES related topics and, primarily, the recertification process for the certification.
Responsibilities: Complete a 30-minute Zoom or phone interview.
Positions Available: 20-35
Time Commitment: 30 minutes total
Communication Type: 1 Zoom/ Phone Call

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

Claire Abrams
Kim Allison
Rory Archibald
Mara Craft
Maria Davis
Rachel Dillon
Lisa Donnarumma
Jennifer Erney
Frenita Fullwood
Melissa Goodman
Kimberly Greene
Mary Pat Heftman
Rose Horcher
Lisa Jeller
Joy Kang
Annie Korsmo
Leah Lewis
John Loveless
Tarshi McCoy
Gary Murakami
Gladys O’Mahony
Tracey Pierce
Phillip Ridley
Henry Rosales
Margaret Schoeff
Mark Sergot
Lindsey Shimizu
Dale Shuter
Robert Smith
Annette Suriani
Annie Tebow
JR Treto
John Truran
Danielle Urbina
Lindsay Williams
Joy Womack