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 with any questions.



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: A variety of industry professionals who can judge student proposals without bias
Description: This group will be charged reviewing and scoring proposals, according to a provided rubric, in order to narrow down the submissions to the five finalists who will compete in the live pitch presentation.
Responsibilities: Participation in overview/orientation and finalist selection calls. Scoring an assigned number of proposals, which will be determined by the number of submissions received, according to the rubric
Positions Available: 10
Time Commitment: 6-13 Hours between March and April 2021
Communication Type: 2 Phone/Video 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

Opportunity for: Business Event Professional Members to assist with our braindate taking place on March 16th from 9-5pm CT.
Description: We need volunteers to propose/host 1-2 topics for either small group (5 people) or 1:1 discussion. Each braindate appointment ranges from 30-45 minutes depending on the type. You can set up timing based on your schedule. You do not need to be an expert on a topic to host a braindate. It can be a question or just an idea you want to further explore with others. We will host a kickoff call with additional details prior to the braindate.
Responsibilities: Once your topics are set up, share with your social media networks (Twitter and LinkedIn are linked from each topic). #pcmabraindate will automatically populate. For one-on-one braindates, you post the topic, and any interested party can reach out and suggest times. The braindate will only be scheduled if you agree upon a time.
Time Commitment: 2-5 hours
Communication Type: Email and Video Call


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