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What are the most effective/interesting places to volunteer, in the industry of project management?

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    yegor, in the spirit of improving the reach of your question could you clarify the following points in your question? What do you consider "effective/interesting places"? What is your goal as a volunteer, get PM hours (aka. Experience) or something else? – Geo Feb 14 '11 at 22:19
  • Exactly, experience is the primary objective. – yegor256 Feb 17 '11 at 14:24
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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).

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Local PMI chapter or PMI special interest group online.

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