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Volunteer Community Mission
Through volunteer engagement, serve as subject matter experts and PPAI advocates with the goal of helping the Association fulfill its mission of ensuring the success of all members and the promotional product industry.
Update Your Profile Today Become A PPAI Volunteer
Becoming a PPAI volunteer is a great way to build valuable professional relationships, gain visibility, expand your knowledge and make an impact that matters. By giving your time and talents as a volunteer for PPAI, you have the opportunity to not only enhance your own business, but create change, set policies and effectively shape our industry from the inside out.
PPAI volunteer committees address ongoing and essential strategic missions important to your Association and your industry. More than 16 different volunteer opportunities offer flexibility with time commitments, meetings, group size, projects and strategic focus. Discover the opportunities for involvement as a PPAI volunteer. Review the mission statements on the Volunteer Opportunities tab above to decide what committee you could best serve with your talents and then take the first step – tell us what you’re passionate about by completing your personal profile!
Your profile tells us everything we need to know about you; it’s your chance to tell us about the unique experience and expertise you have to share. Once this step is complete, you will be added to the PPAI volunteer pool and we will begin to include you in volunteer communications, projects and surveys. Please complete your profile and start being engaged today!
Who can volunteer?
People who are:
- Members of PPAI
- Able to commit the time specified for each volunteer opportunity
- Open to exchanging ideas
- Committed to following through on tasks
Value Of Volunteering
The Value Of A Volunteer
Volunteers are the core of the Association, and PPAI wouldn’t be where it is today without their feedback and efforts. Join us for a conversation with PPAI staff liaisons as we discuss how volunteers impact their work and ultimately better the Association in many ways.
PPB Presents: "The Exponential Effect Of Volunteerism"
In this new episode, the PPAI PromoTalks podcast welcomes distinguished guests to discuss, PPB Presents: "The Exponential Effect Of Volunteerism.” Director of publications and editor at PPAI, Tina Berres Filipski, moderates this conversation with PPAI’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award recipient Mark Abels, MAS, CEO and owner of Selco; and the 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipients Kippie Helzel, MAS and Rick Brenner, MAS +, president of RFBrenner, LLC.
In this encouraging 39-minute conversation, Mark, Kippie and Rick discuss how industry volunteerism helped them hone their leadership skills and expand their networks to be better leaders in their own businesses and, in turn, to share that expertise by mentoring others.
Volunteer Community Model
The PPAI Volunteer Engagement model, revamped in 2012, provides a variety of opportunities for members to volunteer. With five models of volunteerism—committees, advisory groups, task forces, work groups and the volunteer pool—there are many scalable opportunities for members to participate and provide valuable input on association work, projects and events. The work, time commitments, deliverables and areas of focus vary greatly from group to group, but each one contributes important insights on PPAI strategic initiatives.
The PPAI volunteer community is where industry professionals engage to create and deliver educational content, resources and lead initiatives to help individuals grow professionally and advance the industry. This chart explains how the community connects to educate, advocate and create strong networks.