Volunteer and Become Involved in a Great Group!

Volunteering provides you with many wonderful opportunities. Among them are the opportunities for leadership, teaching, learning, earning PDUs, making and honoring commitments, networking, receiving recognition, having fun and/or making new friends.

Open Opportunities: 

THE Project 2017

THE Project is an annual collegiate project management competition offered by the Western Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI). Student teams comprised of 3 to 6 students from colleges and universities in the Western Michigan area must provide solutions for a real-life scenario in the form of a project plan.  Each team is provided a detailed scenario and assigned a PMP® (project management professional) certified mentor to teach them how to transform their solutions into project plans using the initiating and planning processes documented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (a.k.a., the PMBOK). Teams are judged on their use of proper project management techniques, the quality of their solutions, and their ability to present their project plans.

Mentor

  • Must be PMP Certified.
  • Work with a student team to teach them the project planning processes as documented in the PMBOK
  • Show them how to apply their knowledge to the project scenario
  • Support the team throughout their meetings in preparation for THE Project presentation
  • Answer any questions and/or to assist in resolving any issues they may have.
  • Time commitment 1 – 3 hours per week

Project Manager of Mentors

Need a PM and Assistant PM

  • Recruit  mentors and provide them with information and support
  • Requires a system to assist in managing the mentors
  • Distribute materials, support, and provide timely information about the event.


If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Patricia Brown-May, Director of Volunteers at VolunteerDirector@wmpmi.org

 Nine Through Twelve Project

Help develop the next generation of leaders in Project Management, right here in west MI! Two classes of High School Seniors are studying for their CapM Certification, but need your help to gain the required 23 hours of professional instruction. Please sign up to present the PM topic of your choice at the link. . . http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fa9ac2ba2f58-wmpmi

  Volunteers to teach PM at two local High Schools 

  • Must be a PMP
  • Materials will be provided
  • 2-3 hours per week to prep and teach
  • Kent ISD and Forest Hills Northen High Schools
  • Time commitment could be every other week

 

  Volunteers for Hillsdale College  (Summer 2017)

  • Must be a PM with current employer
  • 12 Weeks PM Mentor / Training for Students
  • 2+ hours per week mentoring
  • No travel required

 

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Patricia Brown-May, Director of Volunteers at VolunteerDirector@wmpmi.org

  THE Project 2017 Team Mentor
  THE Project 2017 PMO Panelist
  THE Project 2017 Planning Committee
  Teach project management at local high schools.
  Mentor Hillsdale College students in project management.