What are the most effective/interesting places to volunteer, in the industry of project management?
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I'd point co-organizing a local conference or other community event. Conferences like TEDx can be pretty big (like 500 people) and there's always a need to for help. You can learn a lot about leading projects there. However remember about voluntary project specifics. See: What can I do to prepare for managing a project which is staffed mostly with volunteers, for a non-for-profit organization?
Another idea is organizing some event, i.e. holidays, for your friends. If you approach this task thinking about it as a project you can learn pretty much. Especially that friends make pretty difficult clients - often you can't count on their discipline and you don't want to play hard balls against them (something you'd consider against clients).
Local PMI chapter or PMI special interest group online.