Project Services (Provided by volunteers at no cost)

We want to help nonprofits succeed with their projects! And we’ve got a proven track record of doing so!

THINK A PROJECT MANAGER COULD HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Since 2010 PMV (formerly pm-volunteers.org) has helped over 200 nonprofit organizations achieve project goals through professional project management. 

Examples of the kind of projects we are engaged with include:

 

  • Pivot to online delivery of services and workshops 
  • Event planning and implementation
  • IT-related projects
  • Renovations & small construction
  • Office moves & reorganization
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Websites development or upgrades
  • Strategic planning
  • And many, many other unique projects!

    OUR PROCESS

    Assess Project

    We will first understand and assess your project and make sure there is a fit between your needs and the support we can provide. 

    Average timeframe: 7 days

    Describe Position

    We will then work with you to develop a project outline and Position Description (PD) for the Volunteer PM.

    Average timeframe: 5 days

    Advertise Opportunity

    PMV will use the PD to advertise your opportunity within the professional project management community.

    Average timeframe: 14 days 

    Process Applications

    Project managers who are interested will apply to you; you review the applications, conduct interviews and select the person you want to work with.

    Average timeframe: 5 days

    Perform Project

    We start the project with you and your selected project manager and then provide monitoring and support throughout the project.

    Average timeframe: 2 to 12 months

    Close-Out Session

    We talk to you and your volunteer project manager about your experience, and then produce a Lessons Learned document for everyone’s use.

    Average timeframe: 2 days

    SOME PAST SUCCESSES

    Jewish Family Services

    Operational and Optimization Audit

    Guided by the wisdom and values of our Jewish tradition, JFS’ mission is to deliver a continuum of social services to individuals and families of all ages and stages of life, supporting them to live healthy and productive lives. Our vision is to be a leader in the Jewish and broader communities, transforming the lives of individuals and families through quality services and innovative programming that responds to evolving community needs.

    Grunt

    Blue Cabin Relocation

    GRUNT is an artist-run centre founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC. Glenn Alteen, artist and Program Director of the grunt, is acting on behalf of Al Neil and Carole Itter, well known senior artists and long-time residents of the last remaining foreshore dwelling on the Burrard Inlet, to as…

    YMCA

    Mental Health Pilot Program

    In October 2014, the YMCA turned to PMV for help in leading the generation of a project plan and providing general project management for organizing and conducting mental health support workshops for youth suffering from anxieties…

    Testimonials – Projects 4

    “Our experience with PMV was exactly what we needed. Our Project Manager provided just the right kind of support to bring our project to fruition. PMV was great at making the connection and the perfect facilitator of the relationship. Many thanks!”

    Andrew Nemr
    Vancouver Tap Dance Society

    Testimonial – Projects 2

    “Connecting with PMV provided us the guidance and focus we needed to leverage the skills of our IT Services team to successfully transition all our staff to Microsoft Office 365. This was an ambitious project but our assigned Project Manager was key in supporting the development of our implementation plan.”

    Louise Smith
    Archway Community Services

    Testimonial – Projects 1

    “Going through this process has opened our eyes on who we are and how viable we are. Thanks to our wonderful Project Manager our vision, mission and goals are clear and in writing. RWRC is Looking forward to a bright future.”

    Tammi Belfer
    Richmond Women’s Resource Centre

    Years of operation

    Volunteers

    Projects

    Workshop Participants

    Nonprofits rely on PMV to connect them with Project Managers interested in volunteering to help improve their chances of project success. We work with nonprofits to define the specific requirements of each project, and then post them as Opportunities that Project Managers can volunteer for depending on their interests. The nonprofits are responsible for interviewing and selecting final candidates, as well as the terms of engagement. PMV offers ongoing support to both the nonprofit and the volunteer Project Manager throughout the project, and also facilitates a “Lessons Learned” session for all stakeholders at the closeout phase of the assignment.