As a leading modern professional body, APM relies on the expertise and commitment of its volunteer community for the development and promotion of project and programme management. This includes the effective delivery of many wide ranging activities for the benefit of individuals, organisations and society including events, publications and product development.
In support of this activity, APM has published a community charter that sets out the key principles by which all those involved with APM work and collaborate together towards achieving our shared vision of a world in which all projects succeed.
APM currently holds the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard. Achieving this quality accreditation publicly demonstrates APM’s commitment to volunteering and effective volunteer management.
There are a number of regular opportunities to be involved with voluntary work with APM through:
- APM Branches
- Specific Interest Groups (SIGs)
- Schools engagement - Inspiring the future
- Schools engagement - STEMNET
The primary role of the APM branches is to provide high quality events that are accessible to all levels of our membership whilst also serving the wider public good.
These events offer opportunities to members to network, make connections and learn about the latest developments in project, programme and portfolio management as well as helping them with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The branches also play an important role as recruiters of new corporate and individual members along with developing relationships with local corporates and education institutions.
A number of voluntary roles are available periodically within branches and prospective volunteers should make contact with their local branch initially to enquire about potential opportunities.
Specific Interest Groups(SIGS)
The APM SIGs have an important role to play within APM in creating and disseminating new knowledge. They provide a forum where members and their guests can discuss a particular aspect of project, programme and portfolio management that is of current interest. These groups help further the understanding and practice of tools and techniques within the defined area of interest.
A number of voluntary roles are available periodically within the SIGs and prospective volunteers should make contact initially to enquire about potential opportunities.
Proposals for new SIGs that complement the existing groups are always welcome and a process for forming a new SIG can be viewed here. Proposals and enquiries should be sent to the Volunteers' Manager.
"Apart from meeting lots of great APM members, it has meant the chance to spread the word about the project management as a first career choice." - Teri Okoro
"2018 was a wonderful year for me as a volunteer for APM. I've made more friends, and enjoyed spending more time, and learning, with PM minded colleagues." - Sunchana Johnston
"The benefits for me have been networking with other project managers. I have also had the chance to do something outside work that is relevant to my career. Everyone is so friendly and it opens doors to really interesting opportunities." - Annie Maingard