Become An AMA Chicago Volunteer – Connect – Inspire – Engage

Our amazing volunteers contribute so much to making AMA Chicago a successful organization! Joining us at one of our events will give you a good idea of the types of events AMA Chicago organizes and will give you the perfect opportunity to find out details about volunteering right from the source – our existing volunteers.  We’re excited to see you soon!

AMA Chicago is among the largest chapters, with hundreds of volunteers that make things happen! Whether you’re looking to make connections, gain hands-on experience or increase your marketing knowledge, getting involved is a direct path to opportunity. Some of the awesome benefits of volunteering include:

  • Access to a network of over 30,000 marketers within the AMA community
  • Practical hands-on experience to expand or refine your marketing expertise
  • Knowledge exchange among marketing peers, executives and business pros
  • A faster track to job or business opportunities
  • Inspiration and advice on how to tackle various marketing challenges
  • Discounted pricing for AMA Chicago events
Click on the below board and committee details for more information on volunteer opportunities.

AMA Chicago Board of Directors


Looking to get involved and take your leadership skills to the next level? Join an exceptional ensemble of marketing leaders who are building a thriving powerhouse community that leads the Midwest’s most prestigious brands. As a part of our organization, your unique talents and passion will directly contribute to programs and experiences that empower our members and partners to become the masters of their lifelong career. We have multiple position levels across five chapter disciplines – each full of dynamic challenges as well as exciting opportunities to collaborate with others and stretch yourself.

AMA Chicago’s Board of Directors is a body of elected and appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. They set the strategy and goals for the chapter, as well as work to execute on them. To be considered for the Board of Directors, volunteers must be a member in good standing.

Take a look at the brief descriptions to get an idea of what is involved!


Sunrise/Evening Series Copywriter – Responsible for generating content, for social, email and web mediums, that promotes registration and endorses speakers and sponsors for these two event series, that together host one event/month throughout the calendar year; communicates with the Programming Committee reports to the Content Manager; participates in a monthly communications team conference call.  Time estimate:  2-3 hrs/week

Analytics Manager – Responsible for analyzing and generating monthly reports to show trends in website, social and email; communicate results that respective managers can realign for continued success; reports to and regularly communicates with Director, Content Curation & Positioning; participates in a monthly communications team conference call.  Time estimate:  5 hrs/month

Website – Blog Strategist– Seeks contributors to write blog posts centered around the monthly topic (goal = 1 post/week); edits blog posts to maintain consistent format; adds blog posts to the website and performs basic SEO for each post to extend online visibility; communicates with the social media team and the individual in charge of developing the monthly email newsletter to ensure most recent blog posts get maximum visibility; reports to the Website Manager; participates in a monthly communications team conference call. Time estimate: 2-3 hours/week

Guest Blogger – Interviews Chicago area marketers/thought leaders to write relevant blog posts or can generate blog posts on their own centered around the monthly topic; participates in a monthly communications team conference call.

On-Site Events Liaison – Available to be on-site at pre-determined events to live tweet, take notes on presentation(s) and write blog post recaps, and/or facilitate the attendee experience as organized by the Experiential team.


Programming Committee duties: Contribute conceptual suggestions about general sessions topics and recommend speakers.

Ideal programming committee members should be fairly seasoned marketing professionals with a fairly large network and possess a willingness to reach out to those in their network frequently.

Specific Current Needs Include:

Programming volunteer from the hospitality industry.

Sponsorship & Business Development

Sponsor Outreach Associate – Responsible for working with Business Development team to outreach to potential sponsors. 1-3 hrs/week – may be higher near a major event

Sponsor Liaison – Work with sponsors to ensure their deliverables are being met, and work to ensure sponsors are engaged to get the most value from their participation. 1-3 hrs/week – may be higher near a major event

Strategic Relations

Collegiate Relations Associate – The position would include contacting collegiate ama presidents, keeping up with calendars of their events, supporting the network and promoting AMA Chicago events to colleges.

Up & Comers Committee – Work with the Up & Comers on their various projects.

AMA Chicago Gives Back Chair – Work to build and coordinate the efforts of the Chicago AMA Gives Back Committee in production of the annual AMA Chicago Gives Back Holiday Fundraiser Party.

AMA Chicago Gives Back Committee – Participates in the production of the annual AMA Chicago Gives Back Holiday Fundraiser Party.

Special Interest Groups

AMA Chicago’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are communities of marketers that come together around a common interest or topic. SIG programs are lightly structured and offer a place to go offline, get candid, and network with an eclectic mix of marketers who challenge the status quo across industry verticals and disciplines.

SIG Committee Volunteer Opportunities

– Participate in the development of SIG Programming

– Help with event logistics on-site (e.g., greeter, registration, venue setup) and help with writing promotional copy.

Market Research

Seeking volunteers who can design surveys, clean and analyze data, and interpret reports

Complete the form below to be considered for a volunteer role. If you do not get contacted within 2 weeks of your submission, feel free to email us at

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