ETPMI is always looking for willing volunteers for many positions and needs of our chapter in support of our Project Management community.
To volunteer today, fill out our Volunteer Application Form and tell us a little bit about yourself.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Build your professional network by forging new friendships with other chapter volunteers and professionals
- Earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward a certification renewal
- Share your knowledge with others and help the community
- Gain skills and experiences including leadership, collaboration and team-building techniques
How Much Time is Required?
Volunteer opportunities range from short-term commitments of a few hours to long-term committee leadership roles. ETPMI has many different opportunities available and the hours and skills required for each opportunity vary.
How May I Help?
ETPMI has a variety of open volunteer positions. You may formally apply for any open positions through the PMI Volunteer Opportunities Page and search "East Tennessee Chapter" for current opportunities.
- Director of Programs, Breakfast Meetings – Responsible for assisting VP of Programs with breakfast meetings and event planning.
- Mentor 2.0: Big Brothers Big Sisters - Participate with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor for monthly events (4 events per semester; 2 semesters per year).
- PMI Educational Foundation Liaison - Provides a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and the Chapter for the purpose of promoting awareness of PMIEF and providing increased value for PMI chapter members.
How do I Claim PDUs for my Time?
PDUs stand for Professional Development Units. PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your professional development as part of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity. All PMI certification holders must earn PDUs to actively maintain their PMI certification(s). These PDUs can be earned through various professional development activities that center on one of two areas:
- Education – Learning opportunities that allow you to expand and enhance your technical, leadership, or strategic and business management skills.
- Giving back to the Profession – Activities that enable you to share and utilize your knowledge and skills as a means to contribute to and help build the profession.
Volunteers are responsible for reporting their volunteer activities to PMI. In some instances, ETPMI will provide the necessary information or course number for local events in which the volunteer participated.
You do not need supporting documentation to report PDUs and renew your credential. When reporting your PDUs through CCRS, you will be directed to include specific information about the activity in the PDU claim form.
Note: PMI recommends you maintain a personal folder for all PDU-related documentation and keep this documentation for at least 18 months after your CCR cycle has ended. If you are randomly selected for an audit, you will need to provide this documentation.
Volunteer hours are reported as giving back PDUs. It is important to note that giving back PDUs cannot exceed the limits established by PMI for your particular certification. For PMP the limit is 8 hours. For more information on obtaining PDUs through volunteering, please refer to the PMI.org CCRS web page: https://ccrs.pmi.org/.