Want to take your AMA membership—and your career—to the next level? Get involved as an AMA Richmond volunteer! Engaged volunteers get much more value from their AMA memberships—more connections, more opportunities to learn and more chances to grow. In fact, volunteering is such a valuable experience, we reserve the privilege of volunteering for members only! AMA Richmond volunteers are just like you: busy people trying to juggle busy schedules. We volunteer our time based on our own interests and schedules. Our success and growth is the result of the efforts of many volunteers—join us and you, too, can make a difference!

AMA Richmond is always in need of volunteers at all levels to help us continue to achieve our Vision to be “the” place for marketing professionals to connect for networking and professional development. Check out our list of current volunteer opportunities, and let us know where you can contribute.

As an AMA Richmond volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Get more—and more meaningful—networking opportunities with marketing professionals in the Richmond region, and beyond.
  • Build existing skills or develop new skills in marketing, communications, event management, leadership and organizational development.
  • Enhance the Richmond-area marketing community by lending your time and expertise to strengthen one of the region’s premier marketing organizations.
  • Join the vibrant, dynamic, professional group of volunteers who are leading AMA Richmond to new levels every day!

Contact Aylin Berkowitz, Director of Volunteers, for more information.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Programming/Luncheons Committee

Wallflowers Friends

This person(s) identifies anyone looking lost and helps them get acclimated to the event. Requires a willingness to talk to strangers. (Commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Arrive at 11:30.)

 

Signage

These people ensure that the pop up banner, backdrop, and podium signage are setup and clearly visible. Requires 2 people. (Commitment is approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Arrive at 11:15.)

 

In Your Seat Programs

This person places programs in each set in the dining room. (Commitment is approximately 15 minutes. Arrive at 11:30.)

 

Event Ambassador

This person(s) helps to coordinate the flow of traffic and answer questions (Commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Arrive at 11:30.)

 

Speaker Logistics Coordinator

This person will help coordinate speaker logistics, including transportation, lodging and other local activities.

Programming/Socials Committee

The Next Hour Socials Volunteer

We are looking for an additional volunteer to help plan and run our socials. This can include anything from drafting email announcements for event promotion, helping with location scouting and pricing negotiations to greeting members and guests at events, handing out name tags and ensuring sign-ins.

Membership Committee

Volunteer in charge of name badges

AMA recently rebranded with a unified, clean new look (#OneAMA) and we are in the process of updating name badges for our entire RVA membership over with the next few months. We are looking for a volunteer to help manage this process. This role would entail collaborating with our communications team, as well as vendors to obtain updated member information and coordinate the monthly orders and distribution.

 

Greeters: Volunteers in charge of first impressions

The membership committee is looking for some outgoing members who would like to help out as Greeters. The Greeters will attend monthly luncheons and other events, and help out at the membership information table before and after the luncheon. They will greet members and guests and answer any questions they may have.

  • Time Commitment: About 1-2 hours per month
  • Need: About 2 greeters per luncheon event

 

AMA 101 Volunteer                                           

AMA 101 is a relatively new event that we launched to help new members get a better idea of how they can get the most out of their AMA membership. Help us organize these events by planning logistics, registrations, follow-ups, and event-related announcements with the communications team. This could also include coordinating lists of new members and ensuring board touchpoints as a warm introduction to the chapter (through phone calls and/or emails).

Communications Committee

Website & digital volunteer

Our communications team is looking for a volunteer to help get our blog up and running. This person will source blog content and develop an overall strategy to ensure continuous, engaging content for our blog that is insightful for our marketing community and keeps us engaged with our members.