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Volunteer

Get Connected. Get Involved. Volunteer.

Volunteers are the root of the Produce Marketing Association and the Center for Growing Talent by PMA.  Through volunteer time, talent, and expertise, PMA is able to provide the essential information, tools, vibrant community, and exceptional experiences that members value so highly.

Why Volunteer...

  • Connect with other industry leaders
  • Be recognized as a thought leader
  • Raise your company's profile
  • Give back by sharing your skills and expertise

We Are Looking For...

  • Enthusiastic leaders representing the global fresh produce & floral supply chain
  • Members with excellent communication and decision making skills
  • Open-minded people who are willing to champion and promote the association's benefits
  • People with the skills & experiences to match the work of our volunteer groups

Please note: Costs associated with participating on a volunteer group will be the responsibility of the volunteer member

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer committees for PMA and the Center for Growing Talent by PMA are listed below. Click to learn more about the objective of each volunteer opportunity.

Produce Marketing Association:

Center for Growing Talent by PMA:

General Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for limited time and commitment? Listed below are general volunteer opportunities that require less time and involvement - you will be contacted on an "as needed" basis.

  • Events and Educational Programming: Examples include: being a guest speaker, moderator or facilitator at a PMA event; promoting a local event; reviewing and providing feedback on educational programming; providing educational content as an industry expert.
  • Research and Development input: Examples include: providing feedback on PMA research; providing feedback on relevant industry issues and providing guidance on member services.
  • Center for Growing Talent by PMA: Examples include: being a visiting "professor" at local colleges; helping to raise funds; providing internships for students or serving as an industry mentor.

Volunteering for PMA is educational, I have learned so much from not just our industry but more. It is time well worth spending with all the members in PMA. Awesome team!!!

Yun Yi
Customer Solutions Merchant for Floral
Save Mart Supermarkets

Great experience giving back to the industry and networking with peers.

Drew Yurko
CFO
Lipman Family Farms

I've found the work amazingly gratifying, and while I know we could be doing even more, I feel the Floral Council is on track to deliver amazing value to the industry in the coming years.

Joe Don Zetzsche
Director of Floral and H-E-B BLOOMS Floral Shop
H-E-B

Questions, Contact

Julie Koch

Julie Koch

VP, Member Relations

+1 (302) 607-2127

Email Julie

Selection of Volunteers

Each spring, PMA issues a call for volunteer applicants to fill the available positions on committees and councils. Members interested in volunteering must submit an application.

The volunteer members on our Leadership Committee select volunteers who are geographically and supply chain representative, and who can commit to the work at hand, among other criteria.